CH2M HILL and UAI team to implement software solutions to improve client operations

CH2M HILL and UAI recently announced teaming arrangements to provide software solutions for utility, municipal, state, federal, and international markets.

Feb 4th, 2003

DENVER, Feb. 4, 2003 -- CH2M HILL and UAI (Utility Automation Integrators) recently announced teaming arrangements to provide software solutions for utility, municipal, state, federal, and international markets.

The teaming arrangement enhances both companies' abilities to respond to utility and municipal clients' growing needs to effectively manage information, control costs, and improve operational efficiencies. Several ongoing projects will provide clients throughout the United States with automated solutions based on ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

UAI provides UtilityCenter™ , CityCenter™, and DigitalCity™, electronic mapping and operations automation systems that improve clients' responses to outages and other system emergencies, while increasing operational and management efficiencies in areas such as crew management, work order management, field design, and operations.

UAI has provided software and field services for more than 85 electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities throughout the country.

"This arrangement with UAI adds an important new dimension to CH2M HILL's Energy and Utility Management business line. Our clients are increasingly faced with numerous integrated energy and utility management challenges. UAI's software is a leading edge tool that allows clients to implement practical, functional solutions built on the experience of utility professionals," said Mark Velicer, Director of Management and Information Systems for CH2M HILL's Energy, Environment & Systems Business Group.

"We are excited about working with CH2M HILL," said S. K. Chauhan, chairman and CEO of UAI. "Together, we connect disconnected information. UAI's Utility Information System, coupled with CH2M HILL's vast resources and project delivery expertise, provides clients with the necessary software tools to access the wealth of data already existing within their organizations."

UAI is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. The company employs more than 100 industry professionals and has regional offices throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. For more information visit www.uai.com.

CH2M HILL is an employee-owned, global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients in numerous industries. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of energy, environment, water, transportation, telecommunications, construction, and industrial facilities. Headquartered in Denver, CH2M HILL has more than 10,500 employees working in 165 offices worldwide. For more information visit www.ch2mhill.com.

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