LAN forms new Infrastructure Large Diameter Business Group

Engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) announces creation of its new Infrastructure Large Diameter (ILD) Pipelines Business Group. The ILD group, formed March 1, will focus on expanding the firm's national practice in large diameter pipelines and providing specialized service to its clients. Rafael Ortega, P.E., the firm's vice president who served as chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Conference, will serve as the director of the 50-member group...

HOUSTON, March 27, 2007 -- Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) is pleased to announce the creation of its new Infrastructure Large Diameter (ILD) Pipelines Business Group.

The ILD group, formed on March 1, will focus on expanding the firm's national practice in large diameter pipelines and providing specialized service to its clients. Rafael Ortega, P.E., the firm's vice president, will serve as the director of the 50-member group. Ortega is a nationally recognized expert in large diameter pipelines and served as chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Conference held in Houston.

"We are thrilled to create a business group for large diameter pipelines," said LAN President Dennis Petersen. "We have gained national reputation for our large diameter water and wastewater pipeline services. Creating this group will allow us to use our specialized expertise to provide the best possible solution to every LAN client."

The ILD group will be responsible for the planning, design, condition assessment, problem mitigation as well as program and construction management of all pipelines greater than 36 inches. Some of the large diameter pipeline projects that the group currently is working on include the condition assessment of a 60-inch, 10,000-foot long water main for the City of Houston and the design of a 60-inch wastewater force main for Miami-Dade County.

LAN (www.lan-inc.com) is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services. With more than 300 employees across the United States, LAN is a nationally recognized leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the "Top 100 A/E Firms" according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY (www.leoadaly.com) company, an internationally recognized, architecture, planning, engineering and interior design firm.

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