IRVINE, CALIF. — BergerABAM and its affiliate company, The Louis Berger Group (LBG), expanded their California presence by opening a new office in Irvine. The new office represents the two companies’ commitment to grow their transportation and waterfront/marine services in the southwest region.

BergerABAM and LBG are full-service program management, civil and structural engineering, architectural, construction management, environmental, archeological, and urban planning and economic development firms with over 60 years of service throughout the United States and in over 90 foreign countries.

“Our new Irvine office is the next logical step in increasing our level of service and competition within our firm’s growing California market,” explains Arnie Rusten, president and chief executive officer of BergerABAM. “Client service is our companies’ top priority. Our overall goal to expand the companies is driven by our clients’ demands.”

In business for over 60 years, BergerABAM has experienced steady growth, including new offices nationwide in the past 5 years, as they execute their strategic expansion plans.

Roger Patton, senior vice president of LBG, cosponsoring the new Irvine operations, adds: “The Louis Berger Group has successfully partnered with BergerABAM for over three decades on significant transportation and waterfront development projects. The companies’ have many area clients, and a larger presence in the southwest area will allow us to better serve those clients.”

To further broaden their reach, BergerABAM and LBG have recruited California native, David Woo, P.E., as transportation director. He will be based full time at the new Irvine office and oversee its daily operations. David has 21 years of experience in transportation design, largely in the state of California and the Southwest.

“Throughout my career, I have worked on project teams with the Berger companies,” commented David. “They have a solid reputation in the transportation and waterfront industry. They have participated in some of the nation’s largest projects and are currently part of the design/build team for the $600 million Evergreen Point Floating Bridge replacement project in Seattle, Wash., which is currently the world’s longest floating bridge. I look forward to expanding BergerABAM and LBG’s design/build expertise, transportation design experience, and pioneering roles in waterfront engineering throughout the California market.”