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Partners of the 8th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum


2016 Projects of the Year Awards partner


Aconex-LogoTaglineAconex provides a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry. This platform gives owners and contractors in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors project-wide visibility and control between the many organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 50,000 user organizations and over $800 billion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry's most widely adopted and trusted platform. For more information, visit


2016 Knowledge Partner


bcglogoThe Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 85 offices in 48 countries. For more information, please visit


2016 technology innovation Partner


autodesklogoAs a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets, helping over 5 million professional customers, including 99 of the Fortune 100, 200 million consumer customers, and 680 million students and educators to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. From architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film, Autodesk customers are leading the 3D design world by improving their design processes through increased efficiency and productivity. In fact, the last 19 Academy Award® winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk® software. By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.


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QcDrapeau 2colorThe Ministry's mission is to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, export trade and investment. The MESI is coordinating the elaboration and the implementation of the digital strategy. It also advises the Government with a view to favouring economic development in every region of Québec, in a perspective of: job creation; economic prosperity; and sustainable development.


2016 welcoming reception Partners


JLIFlogo master 534JLIF is one of Europe's largest listed infrastructure funds, with a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange. As a specialist equity stakeholder, we partner
with public sector counterparties across the world to deliver key local and national infrastructure projects that provide government-backed, inflation-linked
revenue streams. Our success is built on a collaborative approach centred on long term relationships with our public-sector clients and partners such that their
changing infrastructure needs can be met in a timely and cost-effective manner.

panasonic logoNewark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies, and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service, and R&D operations.

Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine's 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies. Panasonic also ranked #5 overall and #1 among tech companies on Interbrand and Deloitte's most recent biennial list of Best Global Green Brands.

Panasonic CityNOW brings Panasonic's global smart city expertise to North America. It builds upon the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, a Panasonic-led smart and sustainable development in Fujisawa, Japan, about 30 miles southwest of Tokyo. CityNOW is a public-private partnership that serves as an engine for smart and sustainable innovation and growth, from iconic developments and neighborhoods to entire districts and cities.


2016 Platinum Partners


BrownsteinHFS logoWhen the stakes are high. When your reputation, business or industry is on the line. When waiting on the sideline is not an option. Our integrated approach combines sensible business solutions in infrastructure development, water resources, land use, public agency and environmental law with a Capitol Hill perspective to drive results and connect business leaders to the information they need to make decisions. Because today, successful outcomes require more than just practicing law.


Ipsos logoAt Ipsos we are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society. We deliver information and analysis that makes our complex world easier and faster to navigate and inspires our clients to make smarter decisions. Our global experience across the private, public sector and civil society makes us uniquely knowledgeable in measurement, analytics and advisory services to our clients. As a global leader, we aren't afraid to boldly tackle projects with creative solutions and expertise.



trimblelogoPositioning, Productivity and Innovation: Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble's advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Trimble products are used in over 141 countries around the world. Employees in more than 30 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support our customers. For over 35 years, Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Our portfolio includes over 1,800 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest positioning technologies to a wider market.


Ullico-LogoLabor leaders founded our company to provide financial security to the movement's members and their families. Since 1927 we have offered specialty insurance and investment products to Labor organizations, union employers, institutional investors and union working men and women. With our insights into the Labor market and our in-depth product knowledge, no other company comes close to serving the union workplace like Ullico.

Ullico is the only labor-owned insurance and investment company, which is why union members and employers across America trust us with protecting their families, employees, businesses and investments. We have proudly been there for the union workplace for more than 85 years.


 wtw logo vrt rgbWillis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

We know how companies can unlock potential through effective risk management. Our clients rely on us to craft strategies to quantify, mitigate and transfer risk, taking advantage of our specialist industry experience and unparalleled market know-how. The result is a new way to embracing risk that drives superior results.


2016 Gold Partners


Logo Grupo ACS.svgThe ACS Group is a worldwide reference in the construction and services activities. A group taking part in the development of key sectors for the economy such as infrastructures and energy. A company committed to the social and economic progress of the countries in which it is present.

The success of the Group's performance is based on an efficient organization and a dynamic and entrepreneurial management, implemented through successive processes of mergers, takeovers and strategic plans committed to client's satisfaction as well as to maximizing profitability for ACS shareholders.


 ASTALDI bandiera 70mm cmykASTALDI is an international construction group with a leading position in Italy and ranked, by revenue, among the top 100 International Contractors. It constructs large and technologically complex infrastructures, acting primarily as EPC Contractor, as well as Concessionaire.

Astaldi has over 90 years of experience in the construction industry, both in Italy and abroad, where it operates with an extensive expertise and high-qualified human resources. It is currently working on approx. 100 projects in more than 19 countries. The Group operates through the following business lines: Transport Infrastructures, Water and Energy Production Plants, Civil and Industrial Buildings, as well as Plants Design and Maintenance At global level, Astaldi is placed 3rd in Bridges, 8th in Hydro Plants, 7th in Airports, 12th in Mass Transit & Rail, 16th in Transportation, 17th in Highways, 25th in Healthcare infrastructures.


 Booz Allen logo blackBooz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,600 people globally and had revenue of $5.41 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. To learn more, visit (NYSE: BAH)




ecosyslogoEcoSys, an Intergraph company, is the global standard for enterprise Project Controls software. Our easy-to-use web-based platform, EcoSys EPC, helps organizations worldwide plan and manage project portfolios, control project costs, and improve project performance.


IronHorseArchitectsLogoAs a firm, Iron Horse creates spaces that encourage healthy, dynamic, and productive workplace environments. Our smart design solutions result from delivering value that enhances our client's organization, operations, culture, and makes long term contributions to the client's bottom line. By utilizing Building Information Modeling BIM) from concept to completion, we create flexibility in design and offer options and cost variances to clients for easy comparison.


HatchLogoWhatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


mnlogoMoffatt & Nichol is a leading global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our coastlines, harbors and rivers as well as an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight.


OCfinal LogoOrascom Construction operates in the US under two wholly owned engineering and construction companies, The Weitz Company and Contrack Watts.

The Weitz Company, with roots that go as far back as 1855, has grown from a small carpentry shop to the largest contractors in Iowa today. With 16 offices around the US and over 1050 hourly ans salaried staff, Weitz is positioned to service clients from different geographic areas and industries including major Fortune 500 companies. Services for these business lines range from pre-construction to integrated project delivery and lean construction.

Since 1985, Contrack International has been a leading global engineering, procurement and construction company consistently ranking as a top international contractor. Areas of expertise include military, civil infrastructure, institutional facilities management, water systems and industrial construction. With multiple offices and deep roots in the US, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Afghanistan, Contrack has been the premier contractor for the US Military through the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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S&P Global Ratings, a part of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world's leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With approximately 1,400 credit analysts in 26 countries, and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit


 spilogoStrategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) is a unique business development firm that specializes in business development and procurement consulting. Clients benefit from customized research, strategy development, competitor analysis, C-level introductions, political advocacy, knowledge transfer, and assistance with public-private partnerships. The SPI Team's approach is comprehensive, consistent, collaborative, and bankable. Over the past few years, the SPI Team has helped clients identify and capture contracts worth billions of dollars.


sword-logoSword Active Risk provides the world's first risk management software that drives business performance by enhancing visibility, accountability and confidence at project, program and enterprise levels. Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the first solution available which integrates Risk Management, Cost Management and Schedule Management to show the real impact of risk, to enable better-informed decisions, and the ability to leverage risk to create competitive advantage. Sword Active Risk is the project risk software provider of choice for the world's leading Infrastructure, Energy, and Defense projects, working with organizations like the US Air Force, Bechtel, Crossrail, US Federal Aviation Administration, Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto and Skanska to manage project risk worldwide. Sword Active Risk has offices in the USA, UK and Australia, servicing customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners. Please visit:


VantagePassionate about people, performance and place, Vantage Airport Group is a global airport investor, developer and operator. Vantage was one of the first companies to be involved in the business of private airport investment and management. Since 1994, it has been actively involved in making 28 airports better. The company develops, implements and hones best practices, which results in financially stronger, more sustainable, better connected airports for the communities and businesses they serve. Vantage's current network is made up of nine airports around the globe, including LaGuardia's Central Terminal B in New York.

For more information, visit




areslogoPRISM is an enterprise project lifecycle management solution that supports the planning, execution, and completion of capital projects for dependable forecasts, cost control, and performance measurement. As an out-of-the-box solution, you can experience the benefits of PRISM quickly with simple and fast implementation. PRISM aligns the project budget and schedule, provides change management workflow, and delivers accurate reports and dashboards so that you have the transparency required to pinpoint potential problems and make strategic decisions.


bna-new-logoBernard Nickels & Associates was founded in 2002. Our areas of expertise include Information Technology, Office Support, Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Legal Services, Human Resources and Creative Services.

We are dedicated to the personal, professional and financial fulfillment of our employees and the candidates we represent in the marketplace. We help them achieve their objectives by ensuring we have an in-depth understanding of their background, experience and goals, and by doing all we can to help them reach those goals.


E ELogo300dpiColorStackedEcology and Environment, Inc. is a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time. We have worked with clients on thousands of projects in more than 120 countries, including some of the most complex, high-profile projects in the world.

Our deep experience has taught us that energy development is as much about building relationships as it is about building infrastructure. We bring a collaborative approach that results in a level of trust and objectivity with regulatory agencies and the public, providing added credibility at every development stage.


Kiewit-colorExcellence. It is the foundation of everything we do. What began in 1884 with two hardworking brothers has grown into a Fortune 500 construction, mining and engineering powerhouse.

Kiewit's ethical, forward-thinking workforce continues to build upon the company's reputation of safe, high-quality engineering. Consistently ranked among the top five of the Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractors, our company is a leader in a variety of market sectors throughout North America and, most recently, Australia.


Buttons Blast bank-11-10The North American Development Bank (NADB) and its sister institution, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), were created by the governments of the United States and Mexico in a joint effort to preserve and enhance environmental conditions and the quality of life of people living along the U.S.-Mexico border. The NADB helps develop and finance environmental infrastructure projects along the U.S.-Mexico border.


SCI logo 201Established in 1972, Saunders Construction, Inc. is a customer-centric firm providing a wide range of services. Our values are why we exist and the cornerstone of all our decisions. Our reputation and relationships are based on Care, Collaboration, Commitment and Community. With over $5 billion in successful projects, Saunders is currently ranked as one of the largest general contractors in Colorado by Engineering News-Record Magazine and the Denver Business Journal. Saunders takes pride in our depth, diversity and consistency.


Supporting organizationS



The Center, a non-profit enterprise, is designed to serve as a trusted advisor to government on delivering infrastructure of all kinds through public-private partnerships. We intend to coach and mentor public sector staff on how to get deals done.



The Colorado Contractors Association (CCA)is the leading professional association for infrastructure construction professionals across the state, bringing infrastructure to life through the power of advocacy, education and training and partnerships.


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The Mexican Federation of Colleges of Civil Engineers (FEMCIC) is an autonomous non-governmental society responsible for undertaking the licensing assessment and continuous education of the professional civil engineers practicing in the country, as well as for representing, defending and norming the development and the practice of civil engineering.

In Mexico it is a statutory requirement to be registered and licensed in order to engage in the regulated practice of engineering. To remain licensed, registered engineers must practice within the regulatory standards and norms established by FEMCIC.

The FEMCIC covers the entire country, and has affiliated 53 local chapters in all 31 federated states within the country.


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The World Trade Center Denver facilitates international trade by educating, serving and connecting businesses in the Rocky Mountain region to our global network of 330 World Trade Center in 100 countries. The mission of the World Trade Center Denver has evolved around four key service areas: Educate members on how to expand their business in the global marketplace. Connect members with one another locally and globally through networking events, roundtable discussions, educational programs, conferences, and technology. Inform members of available resources, news, trade information, and international business success. Advocate to lawmakers at the federal, state and local level for sound policies that support the existing international business community while positioning the region as a key global business center.



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ENR, Engineering News-Record provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world. Our products include a weekly magazine with more than 47,812 paid subscribers, a website with over 196,000 unique visitors a month and a series of in-person events. The audience includes contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, government regulators and industry suppliers—many of whom work globally. ENR connects diverse sectors of the industry with coverage that everyone needs about issues such as business management, design, construction methods, technology, safety, law, legislation, environment and labor.



Grupo Expansión fue fundada en 1966 con la finalidad de brindar información sobre negocios, finanzas y todo lo relacionado con el ámbito empresarial, a través de publicaciones especializadas como: Expansión, Obras, IDC Seguridad Jurídico Fiscal y Manufactura.

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