CH2M HILL known as CH2M, was a global engineering company that provided consulting, design and operations services for corporations, federal and local governments. The firm's headquarters was in Meridian, an unincorporated area of Douglas County, Colorado, in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area; the postal designation of nearby Englewood was listed as the company's location in corporate filings and local news accounts. As of December 2016, CH2M had 20,000 employees and revenues totaled $5.24 billion. In December 2017, it was announced that CH2M had been acquired by Jacobs Engineering Group, a Dallas engineering firm for $3.3 billion. CH2M was founded in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon, by Oregon State University civil engineering professor Fred Merryfield and three of his students: Holly Cornell, James Howland and Thomas Burke Hayes. Cornell and Hayes were all graduates of Oregon State University; the company became CH2M HILL, after a merger in 1971. The firm remained headquartered in Oregon until 1980, when a decision was made to relocate to Colorado, a more central location in the United States.
On August 2, 2017, CH2M was acquired by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in a US$3.3 billion cash and stock deal. Shareholders approved the deal in December 2017, the completion of the acquisition was announced on 18 December; the company developed and publishes its own method for managing projects for clients, called the CH2M Hill Project Delivery System, which may be found at popular internet book retailers. As a firm specializing in project management, CH2M Hill has been associated in several large, complex projects around the world. In 2005, a CH2M Hill joint venture known as Kaiser Hill decommissioned and closed a former nuclear weapons facility at the Rocky Flats site in Colorado. In Singapore, the company was part of a joint venture to replace the country's sanitary services infrastructure; the new Singapore Deep Tunnel System was designed to improve reliability and economy of operation, to help handle Singapore's increasing waterfront utilization. CH2M Hill assisted in reconstruction efforts along the US Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Its main assignments included providing temporary housing, debris removal, other services. Other large projects include a $660 million gas fired power plant in Australia, in conjunction with General Electric, an $11.7 billion project to relocate American military bases in Korea. In August 2007, the Panama Canal Authority selected CH2M Hill to manage the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project, which will add new locks to the Pacific and Atlantic ends of the canal and allow Post Panamax ships passage through the canal for the first time. In 2009, a CH2M Hill consortium was named program partner to oversee construction of the Crossrail project to expand London's transit system. On August 30, 2006, as part of joint venture CLM, CH2M Hill was a supplier for the London 2012 Olympics; the other two members of the venture are project management service provider Mace Group and Laing O'Rourke, the largest owned construction firm in the United Kingdom. In 2008, the U. S. Department of Energy contracted a CH2M Hill company, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company, LLC, to manage deconstruction and remediation of the Central Plateau on the Hanford Nuclear Site in eastern Washington, one of the world's largest environmental cleanup projects.
The project focused on shrinking the environmental footprint of the Hanford Site from a 586-square-mile area to 75 square miles or less. Key acquisitions include Black, Crow & Eidsness in 1977, Gee & Jensen in August 2002, DeMil International in 2002, EHS Consultants Ltd, BBS Corporation in October 2005. On September 7, 2007, CH2M HILL finalized the purchase of most of the components of VECO, an Alaska based firm specialising in services to the oil and energy sector that had become embroiled in the Alaska political corruption probe. In December 2007, CH2M Hill acquired Trigon EPC. In March 2008, CH2M Hill acquired Texas based Goldston Engineering, a company specialising in marine and coastal transportation engineering services. In 2014, CH2M HILL acquired TERA Environmental Consultants, a Canadian environmental consulting firm that has worked with pipeline and powerline clients and oil and gas companies for 30 years. In December 2017, Jacobs Engineering announced that it had acquired CH2M; the acquisition was supported by 96% of CH2M employee shareholders.
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The Home Builders Federation is a trade association representing private sector homebuilders in England and Wales. Its members deliver around 80% of new homes built each year; the HBF can trace its roots back to 1939 and the establishment of the National Association of House Builders. This became the Federation of Registered House Builders in 1946, the House Builders Federation in 1970. From 1997 to 2000 it was part of the NFBTE successor umbrella organisation, the Construction Confederation, but started to withdraw in 2000, voting in 2001 to terminate its membership by January 2003, it changed its name to the Home Builders Federation in 2005. HBF members include national names and smaller local businesses, plus Registered Social Landlords and companies who provide professional services to the home building industry; the HBF represents member interests on a national and regional level, addressing technical issues, planning issues, health and safety, among other areas. It represents home building interests by attending meetings of the Strategic Forum for Construction.
Persimmon plc is a British housebuilding company, headquartered in York, England. The company is named after a horse which won the 1896 St. Leger for the Prince of Wales, it is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Persimmon was founded by Duncan Davidson in 1972. After leaving George Wimpey, Davidson had formed Ryedale Homes in 1965, selling it to Comben Homes in 1972 for £600,000. Davidson restarted development again in the Yorkshire area. In 1984, Persimmon bought Tony Fawcett’s Sketchmead company; the enlarged company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1985, by which time the Company was building around 1,000 houses a year. Steady regional expansion took volumes up to 2,000 by 1988 with a target of 4,000 following the housing recession. Tony Fawcett had died in 1990 and in 1993 John White was appointed as chief executive with Davidson remaining as an executive chairman. In 1995, Persimmon made the first of a series of major acquisitions. Ideal Homes, once the largest housebuilder in the country and part of Trafalgar House was bought for £176m giving the Group a much stronger presence in the south-east.
This was followed by the purchase of the Scottish housing business of John Laing plc and Tilbury Douglas Homes. In 2001, Persimmon acquired Beazer Homes UK, for £ 612m; the deal came about after Beazer and Bryant announced a'merger of equals' to create a new house builder called Domus. However, Taylor Woodrow stepped in with a £556 million bid for Bryant, Persimmon bought Beazer, a company named after its founder Brian Beazer, started in Bath; the acquisition of Beazer brought with it Charles Church, a business founded by Charles and Susanna Church in 1965. In January 2006 Persimmon acquired Westbury, another listed UK house builder, for a total consideration of £643 million. In December 2017, Persimmon's chairman, Nicholas Wrigley, resigned over his role in awarding Jeff Fairburn, the CEO, a £128 million bonus; the Persimmon bonus scheme is believed to be the UK's "most generous ever", is scheduled to pay more than £800m to 150 senior staff from 31 December 2016. In April 2019 Persimmon launched an independent review of customer care and quality of work following criticism.
Persimmon had been ranked lowest major housebuilder in the Home Builders Federation annual customer satisfaction survey. The Persimmon Charitable Foundation gives away millions of pounds to local good causes; the winner of its Healthy Communities prize of £200,000 in 2018 was Heart of England Boxing Club. Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme gives away £60,000 every month to local good causes. In 2012 Persimmon gave away a house to charity to celebrate its 40th birthday; the winner was the Harley Staples Cancer Trust. Persimmon provides over 4,500 jobs with a significant number of long serving employees. In 2017 Persimmon built a new brick factory which will produce around 80 million house bricks every year. Persimmon’s Combat to Construction scheme employs ex-military personnel and trains them to build homes, it builds homes under the Persimmon Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships brands. Persimmon has come in for criticism due to poor build quality on a number of their homes. Examples include wiring up sockets dangerously giving the potential to shock, installing wobbly bannisters, laying turf on builder's rubble rather than on newly laid soil and radiators not properly fixed to the wall.
In addition, Persimmon have been criticised for their sales and aftercare processes which do not always live up to the "enjoyable" and "stress free" experiences promised in the company's own pledge. In 2001 Persimmon was fined £125,000 following an employee being crushed to death. HSE investigating inspector Tony Mitchell said: "Companies need to ensure that all safety devices are operational. In this case properly fitted interlocks would have prevented access to the enclosure, saved a life". In 2008 a boy was killed by a falling mantelpiece. Persimmon, which sub-contracted company KD Childs to fit the fireplaces, had not checked the standards and had never received documents about how fireplaces were fitted. A mantelpiece had fallen off at another Persimmon Home but it was treated as a "one-off" incident. In 2013, Persimmon sold a house with a garage, too narrow for a car to fit into. In 2014 a toddler burnt his hand so badly by touching a hot metal sculpture owned by Persimmon Homes at a marina in Portishead, Somerset that he needed morphine and surgery.
In 2016 an 18 month old suffered second degree burns on an unguarded, dangerously hot heater in the sales office at Coity Bridgend. Persimmon refused to issue a safety report. In 2018 a couple created signs warning potential neighbours against buying homes in their Newquay estate, citing multiple faults which Persimmon have, as of 19 July 2018, failed to correct, including patio doors which do not close properly, nails sticking out for their son to discover, damp and mould resulting from poor plumbing. In October 2018, Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn received widespread criticism after refusing to discuss the bonus awarded to him the previous year; when the bonus was awarded he said he would forego half his shares: the final bonus which therefore was awarded £75 million. This was the largest bonus award by a listed UK company in history. Fairburn has said. In addition analysis carried out showed the shares he retained were the most beneficial to him. Althoug
Wetherby is a market town and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England. Close to the county's border with North Yorkshire, it stands on the River Wharfe, for centuries has been a crossing place and staging post on the Great North Road midway between London and Edinburgh. A part of the Claro Wapentake within the West Riding of Yorkshire, Wetherby is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wedrebi, thought to derive from wether- or ram-farm or else meaning "settlement on the bend of a river". Wetherby Bridge, which spans the River Wharfe, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II listed structure; the course of the Old Great North Road passes through the town and, as result of its situation on the road, a large number of coaching inns were established in Wetherby which are still used by travellers today. The town was listed in the 2018 Sunday Times report on Best Places to Live in northern England, it sits in the Wetherby ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.
In the 12th and 13th centuries the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitallers were granted land and properties in Yorkshire. The local preceptory founded in 1217 was at Ribston Park. In 1240 the Knights Templar were granted by Royal Charter of Henry III the right to hold a market in Wetherby. On Thursdays and a yearly fair was permitted lasting three days over the day of St James the Apostle. From 1318 to 1319 the North of England suffered many raids from the Scots. After the Battle of Bannockburn Wetherby was burned and many people were taken and killed. According to the blue plaque at the entrance to the lane, Scott Lane could be named after the Scottish raiders in 1318 or the 18th-century drovers who used Wetherby as a watering place. In the English Civil War in 1644, before marching to Tadcaster and on to Marston Moor, the Parliamentarians spent two days in Wetherby joining forces with the Scots. In the heyday of the coaching era, Wetherby had up to forty alehouses; the first recorded mail coach arrived in Wetherby in 1786.
In 1824, William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire sold the town of Wetherby to finance work at Chatsworth. Wetherby provides the setting for the novel Oldbury by Annie Keary. During the First World War, many Wetherby men served with either the 5th or 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, which had great losses in Flanders. A war memorial designed by E. F. Roslyn was dedicated on 22 April 1922. In 1918, residents contributed to support the crew of the Racecourse class minesweeper HMS Wetherby despite hardship and shortages caused by the war. During the Second World War, nearby RAF Tockwith was renamed RAF Marston Moor to avoid confusion with RAF Topcliffe. Part of the airfield is now a driver training centre and the old control tower is used as the offices. Parts of the runways can still be seen. Clark Gable was stationed at Marston Moor, during the Second World War, as a member of the USAAF ground staff, with the rank of captain, he was transferred to RAF Polebrook in Northamptonshire. Adolf Hitler offered a reward to anyone, able to catch the airman.
Group Captain Leonard Cheshire was stationed at Marston Moor for a short while before leaving to become commander of the 617 Dam Buster squadron. Wetherby had the only stone frigate north of London, named in turn; the base was transferred to Chatham. Throughout the 1960s the town council deliberated over how best to enlarge the town centre to cope with the needs of a growing population and to provide the town with a purpose built supermarket. Plans were put forward to enlarge the town over the ings, or to develop the town centre into a pedestrian precinct. In the end it was decided to build a purpose built shopping precinct, built in the 1970s and underwent a significant redevelopment throughout 2003. By 2006 the remaining open parts of the Horsefair Centre were enclosed under a glass canopy roof. Since 2010 Wetherby has been in a marginal seat. Wetherby is an electoral ward of Leeds City Council and has a town council responsible for amenities such as parks. – Privas, France Micklethwaite was a village in its own right but its identity as a separate place has disappeared since the Micklethwaite Farm's buildings were demolished in the 2000s and replaced by 150 dwellings known as'Micklethwaite'.
It is situated south of the River Wharfe and contains the police station, magistrates court, the Ramada Jarvis Hotel and the town's Leisure Centre and Swimming Baths. Wetherby Athletic and Wetherby Bulldogs RLFC play on the Wetherby ings, while Wetherby RUFC and Wetherby CC play at Grange Park. Ainsty is off the B1224 Deighton Road, its earliest buildings date from the 1940s made up of private housing. Much of the area was built by developer Norman Ashton in the 1960s, its amenities have declined leaving only three shops on the estate, a Co-op, a dog grooming shop and a decorating shop. Hallfield in the southeast is a large council estate and has some houses built by the prison service and some sheltered housing; the area is home to Wetherby High School, St James' Primary School, the cemetery, the Church on the Corner and Mason House Community Centre. A new medical centre has been built on the edge of the estate on the site of the demolished Hallfield Mansion. Deighton Bar is situated in the northeast bordering Ainsty and Sandbeck and the village of Kirk Deighton in North Yorkshire, as is one street in Deighton Bar, Autumn Avenue.
The oldest houses are in a row of terrace houses on Deighton Road. The area is home to Deighton Gates
Dulwich is an area of south London, England. The settlement is in the London Borough of Southwark, with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth and consists of Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, West Dulwich and the Southwark half of Herne Hill. Dulwich lies in a valley between the neighbouring districts of Camberwell, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Forest Hill, Sydenham Hill and Tulse Hill and was in Surrey until 1889, when the County of London was created. Dulwich was part of the ancient parish of Camberwell, which became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, included Camberwell, Peckham and other London districts; the first documented evidence of Dulwich is as a hamlet outside London in 967 AD, granted by King Edgar to one of his thanes Earl Aelfheah. The name of Dulwich has been spelt in various ways, Dylways and may come from two old English words, Dill, a white flower, wihs, meaning a damp meadow, giving a meaning of "the meadow where dill grows". Harold Godwinson owned the land at one point, after 1066, King William I of England.
In 1333, the population of Dulwich was recorded as 100. In 1538, Henry VIII seized control of Dulwich and sold it to goldsmith Thomas Calton for £609. Calton's grandson Sir Francis Calton sold the Manor of Dulwich for £4,900 in 1605 to Elizabethan actor and entrepreneur Edward Alleyn, he vested his wealth in a charitable foundation, Alleyn's College of God's Gift, established in 1619. The charity's modern successor, The Dulwich Estate, still owns 1,500 acres in the area, including a number of private roads and a tollgate. Alleyn constructed a school, a chapel and alms houses in Dulwich. Dulwich Almshouse Charity and Christ's Chapel of God's Gift at Dulwich still fulfill their original functions. Alleyn's original school building is no longer used for that purpose, instead now housing the Estate's Governors; the school moved around 1840 to accommodate larger numbers of pupils into new buildings designed by Charles Barry, son of Sir Charles Barry who designed Westminster Palace. It was subsequently divided into Dulwich College and Alleyn's School in 1882, the latter moving to the present day site in Townley Road.
In the 17th century, King Charles I of England visited Dulwich Woods on a regular basis to hunt. In 1738, a man named. On 5 August 1677 John Evelyn writes; the Dulwich waters were cried about the streets of London as far back as 1678. In 1739, Mr. Cox, master of the Green Man, a tavern situated about a mile south of the village of Dulwich, sunk a well for his family; the water was found to be possessed of purgative qualities, was for some time used medicinally. While the water was popular much custom was drawn to the adjoining tavern, its proprietor flourished; the oak-lined formal avenue, known as Cox's Walk, leading from the junction of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane was cut soon after 1732 by Francis Cox to connect his establishment of the Green Man Tavern and Dulwich Wells with the more popular Sydenham Wells. By 1815 the Green Man had become a school known as Dr. Glennie's academy in Dulwich Grove, although it was demolished about ten years later. Among the pupils here there were a few who became well known, Lord Byron, General Le Marchant and Captain Barclay.
Dr Glennie held Saturday evening concerts which attracted visitors from outside the family circle, such as the poet Thomas Campbell living in nearby Sydenham, Robert Barker, inventor of the panorama. Following the closure of the school, the building reverted to its original use and was known as the Grove Tavern; the building has now been neglected for many years by owners the Dulwich Estate. In 1803, Samuel Matthews – known as the "Dulwich Hermit" – was murdered in Dulwich Woods. By 1901, the population was recorded as 10,247. In the Second World War, Dulwich was hit by many V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets. A possible explanation for this is that the British military when announcing V-1 and V-2 explosions deliberately gave map co-ordinates four miles north of the truth in an attempt to protect densely populated central London and focus the drops on the open spaces in the suburbs instead. There are a number of recognised districts in Dulwich: Dulwich Village which includes the traditional village centre West Dulwich, a residential area bordering West Norwood and Tulse Hill.
Herne Hill which forms the North Dulwich Triangle, borders Brixton, Denmark Hill, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. East Dulwich a residential area, bordering Peckham Dulwich Village contains the original shopping street and still contains nearly all of its original 18th and 19th century buildings, it remains uncommercialised and is a conservation zone. The village borders on Dulwich Park, where the Dulwich Motor Show is held every year. Dulwich is home to Dulwich Hamlet, founded in 1893 and competing in the Ryman Isthmian League today, they ground share with another Non-League football club Fisher F. C. at Champion Hill in East Dulwich. In recent years Sainsbury's acquired the site, built DHFC a new ground, developed one of the largest Sainsbury's in the country; the Old Alleynian Football Club is a local rugby union team for former pupils of Dulwich College, but is now open to all who wish to play. Dulwich Paragon cycling club are based in the area. Alleyn Old Boys Club - former pupils of Alleyn's School - is located on Burbage Road.
Dulwich has two running clubs, namely Dulwich Park Dulwich Runners. Dulwich Park was opened in 18
Arcadis NV is a global design and management consulting company based in the Zuidas, Netherlands. It was founded in 1888; the company is a member of the Next 150 index. Arcadis has over 350 offices, in forty countries; the company has its origins in Nederlandsche Heidemaatschappij, a land reclamation company founded in 1888. It changed its name to Arcadis in October 1997. On 19 March 2017, Arcadis announced that its Supervisory Board has nominated Peter Oosterveer as CEO and Chairman of the Arcadis Executive Board. Arcadis has grown via mergers and acquisitions since 1990, including the British firms AYH in June 2005, EC Harris in November 2011, Berkeley Consulting in October 2014. Axtell Yates Hallett was a British quantity surveying firm, founded by Stanley Axtell and his colleagues Messrs Yates and Hallett in the City of London in 1946. Throughout this period, the firm grew and broadened both its service base to include firstly project management and subsequently building surveying and facilities consultancy and its area of operation with the opening of regional and overseas offices in the United Kingdom.
Following a period of retrenchment during the economic recession of the beginning of the 1990s, the firm was incorporated in February 1994. In March 1999, the holding of the major shareholders was purchased by a team of existing senior managers, led by David Thompson a major shareholder himself. At the beginning of 2002, AYH restructured its operations from a skill and regional office based structure into integrated market sector groups. Over a number of years, AYH developed a range of Occupational Services, which included facilities management, facilities consultancy, out sourcing of on site support and under the banner of m3, a full relocation management service; the firm was a owned public limited company, owned by both its employees and an employee share ownership trust. One of the firm's last projects was Arsenal F. C.'s Emirates Stadium. In June 2005, AYH became a subsidiary of Arcadis NV and rebranded as Arcadis UK; the firm acquired Summerfield Robb Clark, a Scottish practice, in April 2006.
It bought Berkeley Consulting, a practice specialising in infrastructure work in August 2006. Arcadis UK merged with EC Harris as on 2 November 2011, after a vote of EC Harris' 183 partners on 31 October 2011. In April 2012, the company acquired Langdon & Seah, an international construction consultancy company. In October 2014, the company acquired Hyder Consulting for £296 million. David Miller, Steve Blake and Suthan Suthersan of Geraghty and Miller which headquartered in Long Island were instrumental in building the technical foundations to make Geraghty and Miller, which became Arcadis North America. Projects include: London City Airport A2 motorway, Netherlands Hotel at Brooklands Race Track, United Kingdom Sustainable Cities Index
Longford is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Although situated within two miles of Gloucester city centre, Longford parish falls within the jurisdiction of the Borough of Tewkesbury; the village borders the Tewkesbury Road running north out of Gloucester and is bisected by the A40 northern bypass at the busy Longford roundabout. Connected with Segregated Bicycle Path to Gloucester. Longford is residential, is home to Oxstalls Sports Park and Tennis Centre, the Winfield Hospital and both Longford AFC and Gala Wilton Football Clubs. From Gloucester, the Tewkesbury road ran northwards from Alvin gate through the settlements of Kingsholm and Twigworth. In Kingsholm it was joined by a road from the blind gate, which in its south part was known in 1803 as Dean's Walk and in its north part in 1722 as Snake Lane. Bridges and a causeway carried the Tewkesbury road over water courses and low-lying meadows in Longford, which took its name from the crossing. On the Tewkesbury road north of Kingsholm a house was converted into three cottages in the early 19th century.
Further north in Longford there was a small early settlement at the south end of the causeway, where a medieval cross and a chapel stood. There was evidently a house there by the early 13th century, when a man surnamed of the plock was recorded, Plock Court, east of the road, occupied the site of a medieval manor house. In 1851 market gardeners were numerous in Longford and Twigworth, there were several market gardens and nurseries at Longlevens and Innsworth. In 1855 the civil parish of Longford was created. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Longford like this: LONGFORD-ST. CATHERINE, a hamlet in St. Catherine parish, Gloucestershire. Acres, 200. Real property, with Longford-St. Mary, £4,735. Pop.. 213. Houses, 37; the manor belongs to the Bishop of Gloucester. A Roman settlement is supposed to have been here. Longford Park Primary Academy, a new primary school and nursery with 210 places, opened at Whittington Park, Longford, in September 2017 near the Longford Village Hall.
In 2017, the University of Gloucestershire submitted final plans to develop Plock Court as part of its Oxstalls Campus redevelopment. The improvements will comprise a new business school and growth hub together with substantial sports facilities: a sports hall and stadium, 4G pitches and better community access; every summer since 2013, Oxstalls Sport Park, Plock Court is the venue for the Sportbeat Music Festival, a two day outdoor music and sports festival. "Sportbeat Music Festival" Sports activities include: Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Oxstalls Sports Park, with 6 indoor and 4 outdoor tennis courts Gala Wilton Football Club Longford F. C. Longford was affected by the July 2007 floods resulting in the many homes being flooded; the bar at the Queen's Head on the Tewkesbury Road was under a couple of feet of water and the flooding extended along the Tewkesbury Road, past the Longford Inn as far as Westfield Terrace. Parish Council Media related to Longford at Wikimedia Commons