PITTSBURGH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 10, 2011 — Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex: BKR), has been awarded a $1.2 million task order by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District for airfield obstruction surveying and mapping services for four Air Force Reserve bases under the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC). The task order is the second awarded under Baker’s indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with USACE Mobile District to provide surveying and mapping services. Previously announced in March 2011, this IDIQ is a five-year, up to $12 million contract.
Services specific to this task order include geodetic control surveys, aerial LiDAR topographic and planimetric surveys, photogrammetric mapping, airfield approach/departure obstruction analysis, E-Tab mapping updates, 3D modeling of base facilities, Geo-Base updates, and development of a tree management plan.
Baker’s Aaron Morris, assistant vice president of geospatial information technology, said, “We’re extremely pleased to continue our support of our military’s mission. This project allows the AFRC to leverage Baker’s multidiscipline environment to effectively enhance safe airfield operations and increase flight safety.”
“This task order award indicates that our U.S. Air Force clients are following through with plans to protect the integrity of their installations by proactively managing encroachment,” added Baker’s Bill Macon, assistant vice president and Air Force account principal. “These projects also help ensure a safe environment for aircrews operating at these bases.”
Michael Baker Corporation ( www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, pipelines & utilities, rail & transit, transportation and water. With more than 2,700 employees in nearly 90 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.
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