Woolpert to Provide Geospatial Engineering Assistance to FEMA

January 9, 2018

Under a new contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dayton, Ohio-based Woolpert will provide emergency engineering and architecture resources in support of the agency's disaster relief efforts. Woolpert was award part of a $610 million, five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity vehicle and will work with Serco, Inc. The company will examine public infrastructure over a 17-state region, evaulating and assessing damage and needed repairs to public infrastructure in regions declared a natural disaster or emergency by the U.S. President. The contract divides its assistance to governmental entities, tribes and nonprofit organizations into three zones. Woolpert will provide resources within Zone 2, which includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Woolpert is an architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that collected high-resolution, before-and-after imagery to assist local, state and federal agencies in disaster relief after hurricanes Irma and Harvey in 2017 and after flooding in South Carolina in 2015. It is the 107-year-old firm’s first contract to provide engineering and architectural resources in response to natural disasters and emergencies. “This immediate, accurate assessment of public infrastructure will help identify which roads, bridges, ports, harbors, airports, etc., are structurally sound in the wake of a catastrophe,” said Matt Harrison, Woolpert program director. “This information, like the imagery, will accelerate recovery efforts and help affected regions more quickly rebound and rebuild. We’re extremely proud to help FEMA and Serco by providing these needed services.”

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