CHICAGO —  Alfred Benesch & Co. (Benesch) has announced it will merge with HWS Consulting Group (HWS). Uniting the firms’ respective practice areas will significantly broaden the services the combined company has to offer existing and future clients, the company said.

The combined firm will have approximately 370 employees and will practice under the Alfred Benesch & Co. name. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, Benesch will expand to include HWS’ offices in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa. Benesch will continue to maintain offices in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

This merger allows for expanded services in both technical capabilities and personnel resources, the companies said. Both firms have expertise in civil and traffic engineering, transportation planning, and rail and roadway design. In addition, Benesch offers structural, municipal, water/wastewater systems, and value engineering services. These offerings are complemented by HWS’ broad range of environmental services, geotechnical engineering, and aviation planning and design.

“The merged firm’s increased capacities will ensure our clients will continue to benefit from the highest quality engineering, innovative solutions and outstanding level of service they have come to expect,” said John Carrato, Benesch’s CEO. “Our business cultures have always put our clients first. This merger exemplifies that commitment.”

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