Springfield, Ill.-based engineer Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. (CMT) insists industry rankings and awards are secondary to client satisfaction, but both have emerged as a byproduct of it.
In addition to logging a 22% leap in revenues last year, CMT – a firm specializing in aviation, highways and bridges, water and wastewater, and land development – recently collected no fewer than three awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for innovations involving transportation and infrastructure.
In March, the firm received two Grand Awards from ACEC-Missouri, for the I-70 Interchange connecting the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to Missouri interstate, and the Coldwater Wet Weather Storage Facility Tank, an assembly that provided St. Louis with a new model for storing stormwater and eliminating sewer overflows while saving $80 million in project costs.
In February, CMT received an Honor Award from ACEC-Illinois, for the Ottawa Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, in the category of Studies, Research and Consulting.
CMT currently is serving as project manager for Park Over the Highway, the first phase of the $380-million St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds Renovation Project, an undertaking proceeding on a tight schedule so that its completion coincides with the landmark's 100th anniversary. CMT's work entails construction of a 280-foot land bridge that will cross Interstate 70 and connect downtown St. Louis with Gateway Arch grounds – a new gateway to the Gateway, in essence.
CMT has consistently demonstrated a commitment to workforce diversity on projects such as the I-70 Interchange, whose 12.4% women/13% minority participation rate was instrumental in naming the firm “Consultant of the Year” by Missouri Department of Transportation's External Civil Rights Division. In 2012, the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce named CMT “Outstanding Business of the Year.”
As a charter member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, CMT actively promotes green practices to communities and industry members alike. In addition to instructing colleagues on green, the firm assists community groups and commissions in implementing sustainable design practices.
A true regional player, CMT operates offices in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, in addition to several locations in Illinois.
CMT will be profiled in the May 19 edition of ENR Midwest, which also will feature Midwest's annual ranking of the region's Top Design Firms.