CONNOR and AECOM: The TeamWe Offer Our Clients

Experience.  Capacity.  Efficiency. Cost Effectiveness.  Results. These terms are our trademark. From 2008 to 2014 our team has assisted more than 30,000 hurricane-affected applicants across more than 50 counties in four states. We offer our clients outstanding credentials and direct relevant experience for HUD CDBG-funded recovery programs. Our qualifications, coupled with experienced personnel, national experts and depth of capacity, provide assurance that we will deliver high level support services to accomplish client goals

Our experience with CDBG disaster recovery housing programs gained over our years of administering disaster recovery housing projects after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Dolly, Ike, and Sandy has allowed AECOM to develop significant capabilities, processes, procedures, and trained personnel that not only understand the intricacies of HUD requirements, but who have also developed many of the operational themes that are recognized by HUD as best management practices (BMP). We understand the intensity and complexity of undertaking large-scale, scattered site programs, and have a well-developed technical and management process supported by key leaders with the experience needed to effectively and efficiently complete the inspection and lead-based paint services sought by our clients.

AECOM has many of the most experienced HUD CDBG professionals in program management, environmental compliance and construction management.  Our combined experience reflects organizational leadership, a thorough understanding of application needs, production-focused procedures, stringent quality assurance protocols, and significant construction oversight experience.  The AECOM Team has worked together on large program management projects since 2007.  We believe you’ll find our company provides outstanding experience, an exceptional level of hard-won knowledge and an unmatched capability to support your project. 

AECOM is the world’s largest fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services firm, with the capabilities to support the full project cycle—from project conception through start-up and operation to wind down and closure. Specifically to our client’s needs, we have worked continuously on HUD CDBG-funded disaster recovery programs since 2007, and offer the full spectrum of planning, damage assessment, environmental (lead-based paint) and construction management services that you need. We have worked with HUD, along with many other federal and state agencies, to develop processes that not only meet regulatory compliance but which have developed into some of the standards that are now used by those agencies as a matter of course and are being implemented in disaster recovery housing programs across the country.

Experience and Capacity

AECOM brings to our clients unparalleled experience and capability to provide the Inspection Services described in the RFP. AECOM has provided nationwide damage assessment, construction management and environmental and historic preservation (EHP) review services and training to FEMA for over 20 years.  We have provided these services in our home state of Louisiana, and have provided the exact same services under HUD programs for disaster recovery efforts in Mississippi, Texas, New York and New Jersey. We have a proven leadership team, experience managing large scale housing programs, decades of technical expertise, and proven management processes. AECOM will bring that level of experience and commitment to this contract.

AECOM is a leading provider of post-disaster recovery program management and technical services. We have supported recovery efforts for over 900 federally declared disasters. As a result, AECOM is a nationally recognized leader in pre- and post-disaster Stafford Act grants management and has successfully overseen over $20 billion in infrastructure and housing recovery grant allocations.  Since 2007 we have administered relief efforts for seven of Mississippi Development Authority’s HUD post-disaster programs, six CDBG programs administered for the Texas General Land Office and have supported CDBG-funded damage assessment and environmental assessment programs in New York and New Jersey.

AECOM offers outstanding credentials and directly relevant damage assessment and environmental assessment experience. Through our work we have completed over 11,000 individual damage assessments, 9,000 lead-based paint environmental testing surveys and assisted more than 1,000 applicants and contractors in complying with environmental mitigation requirements. Our qualifications, coupled with local experienced personnel and national experts, provide assurance that AECOM can deliver high level quality and quantity support services with a great depth of capacity. We understand the intensity and complexity of undertaking large-scale, scattered site programs, and have a well-developed technical and management process supported by key leaders with the experience needed to effectively and efficiently complete the reviews.

The AECOM national network of EHP experts is unparalleled in the private sector. AECOM staff includes industry-recognized leaders in their fields, who are supported by a broad complement of professionals offering the full range of skills and services necessary for successful compliance with all facets of NEPA and NHPA.

Through the integration of sound science, effective collaboration, agency relationships and excellent technical applications and tools, AECOM delivers assessments and regulatory documents that meet client needs and State requirements for efficient and expeditious compliance processes. Our comprehensive network of specialists ensures effective coordination of required services under CDBG-DR and FEMA contracts. Through these contracts, AECOM has prepared more Environmental Review Records (ERRs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and damage assessments for HUD and FEMA projects than any other contractor in the United 

CDBG Disaster Recovery Project Experience

AECOM has an excellent foundation of CDBG-DR damage assessment and construction management services, as reflected in the table below. This foundation is further enhanced through AECOM’s local knowledge of Louisiana by being based and working in this state.

AECOM Damage Assessment and Associated Environmental Assessment Experience

Project / Client Description
Hurricane Katrina CDBG-DR Housing Programs / Mississippi Development Authority As part of the $5.4B funding allocation from CDBG-DR for Hurricane Katrina damages, AECOM has provided a variety of planning, environmental, program, and construction management services for Mississippi Housing and Small Rental Recovery Programs continuously since 2007. AECOM completed over 5,700 damage assessments, 4,000 Lead-Based Paint surveys and ensured environmental compliance on over 800 buildings. AECOM also prepared two Tier I Environmental Review Records and over 13,000 Environmental Review Records and Environmental Assessments.
Hurricane Ike/Dolly CDBG Housing Program, Round 1 & 2 / Texas General Land Office (GLO) From 2012 to the present, AECOM has provided the full spectrum of housing program management services for single and multifamily housing to GLO to support the Hurricane Ike / Dolly CDBG-DR Housing Recovery Program. To date AECOM has completed over 2,900 damage assessments, over 300 Lead-Based Paint risk assessments and ensured environmental compliance on over 300 buildings. AECOM also oversees NTP issuance, contractors’ work on all rehabilitated and reconstructed buildings, reviews and approves change orders, ensures the work meets local and HUD code compliance, and conducts payout and closeout.
NYS Damage Assessment and Environmental Testing and Management / DASNY In 2013 and 2014, AECOM provided inspections and damage assessments for approximately 3,100 homes in 28 counties within Suffolk County, the Lower Hudson Valley and upstate New York that had been damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. AECOM also assisted in setting up, staffing field teams and managing the environmental field investigations and final report writing for DASNY on behalf of the County. The work involved 5,500+ environmental field surveys for asbestos, lead and radon for HUD CDBG-DR grants for private homes, small landlord rental properties, and neighborhood enhancement programs.
Superstorm Sandy CDBG-DR Housing Program Environmental Assessment / NJ Department of Environmental Protection Since September 2013, AECOM has conducted environmental and historical review for CDBG-DR HUD grants for private homes, small landlord rental properties, and neighborhood enhancement programs in nine disaster counties and other areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. To date, AECOM has prepared and finalized over 4,000 Tier II Environmental Review Records, Categorically Excluded Subject to 24 CFR 58.5, and Environmental Assessments for the New Jersey programs.