OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black & Veatch achieved the top ranking worldwide in telecommunications for U.S.-based engineering companies, according to the just-released Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms report. This is the sixth consecutive year that Black & Veatch has achieved the number one ranking in telecommunications.

The company also recorded a 4th ranking in power, 5th in water and 8th in sewer/wastewater. Black & Veatch is ranked 15th overall on the Top 500 list and 13th in the Top 50 Designers in International Markets list.

“Our success in 2014 was the result of continued global demand for large-scale infrastructure development,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO. “Energy, water and communications infrastructure needs in emerging markets are driven by growing population, rising living standards and greater access to information. Also, clients in more developed countries are addressing needs for greater efficiency, network intelligence, resiliency and the challenges of aging infrastructure.”

Black & Veatch projects in 2014 included:

Editor’s Notes:

  • The strong demand for Black & Veatch’s services is being met by approximately 10,000 experts who are delivering engineering, construction, procurement and technical-related solutions.
  • ENR is an industry publication of the McGraw-Hill Companies. ENR provides news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals use to do their jobs more effectively. It has been published since 1917.
  • The Top 500 Rankings are based on revenues within the individual business lines.

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2014 were US$3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.

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