PBS&J honored as 2003 ESRI Foundation Business Partner of the Year

Orlando, FL, April 10, 2003 — ESRI has awarded PBS&J the 2003 ESRI Foundation Business Partner of the Year award at its fourteenth annual ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California in March. PBS&J has been an ESRI business partner for over six years.

ESRI and its business partners create new software and services, expand existing and create new markets, and increase end user knowledge in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

At the awards ceremony, ESRI stated, “Since expanding its consultative services to include GIS implementation, the PBS&J GIS program has more than doubled each year. The company currently has more than 100 GIS professionals on staff and is engaged in projects throughout the United States. These GIS projects range from implementation plans, application development, and project management to data modeling.”

PBS&J’s major GIS-related advancements include development of ArcGIS software extensions such as:

DFIRM Toolsà¢â€ž- – a software extension designed to quickly and easily update and produce flood maps that meet the new FEMA DFIRM (Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map) specifications. DFIRM Tools Extension v.1.0 offers a range of cartographic, layout, and data handling features developed to work within ESRI’s ArcGIS 8.x framework.

Watershed Analystà¢â€ž- – a software tool to support more efficient GIS-based stormwater modeling. This extension to ESRI’s ArcGIS product provides a common platform for the integration of any storm water or water quality model. Workflow is managed entirely within the GIS application and the tedious tasks involved in data preparation and analysis are automated.

Corridor Constraints Analystà¢â€ž- – an ArcGIS application to reduce the time required to analyze, measure, inventory, and catalog environmental constraints relative to potential corridor alignments

PBS&J also provides extensive custom application development services with ESRI’s ArcIMS product, including web-based GIS solutions for such industries as facilities management, emergency management, water and wastewater utilities, and transportation.

“As our clients strive to build the infrastructure of a digital world, PBS&J has developed the skills and resources necessary to support their needs,” says Donna Huey, PBS&J associate vice president and assistant division manager of Information Solutions. “We offer a bridge between the complex world of information technology and real-life applications.” PBS&J is a corporate consultant and licensed reseller of ESRI products and offers consulting and customization services for the full ESRI product line.

PBS&J (www.pbsj.com) is a provider of infrastructure planning, engineering, construction management, and program management services. The employee-owned firm is ranked by Engineering News-Record as 29th among the nation’s top engineering consulting firms. PBS&J has 3,000 employees and 60 offices located throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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