New York (January 27, 2009) – Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, a premier land development engineering and environmental consulting firm, has announced that Langan International, its wholly owned subsidiary, opened two new offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): Abu Dhabi and Dubai. By establishing operations in two Middle Eastern locations Langan expects to further strengthen its reach and experience in the region, where the firm has supported numerous large projects ranging from high-rise residential to master-planned waterfront developments to major infrastructure initiatives.
Langan International currently has projects underway in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The firm has effectively managed foreign projects remotely from its US-based offices, primarily in Manhattan and Miami. Now with the opening of offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Langan is strategically positioned to support Middle East projects with a unique combination of local knowledge and global resources capable of 24/7 support.
George E. Leventis, a Senior Principal with Langan, has been appointed President of this newly formed venture. “Our international clients, architects, and fellow consultants have requested Langan to be ‘on the ground’ in the UAE because they appreciate the level of service and technical innovation we bring to their projects,” said Leventis. “We now can provide the best form of consulting, namely hands-on experience in land development, geotechnical, and environmental engineering augmented by expertise drawn from our US offices. This means that we can literally work around the clock to support the accelerated schedules of development common to the Middle East.”
Regarding this announcement about the firm’s international venture, David T. Gockel, the President/CEO of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, said “We are thrilled to have George Leventis take the lead on our international expansion. George understands the technical and cultural complexities involved with completing projects around the world and I am confident that his leadership will bring further success to Langan as we officially establish offices in the UAE.”
Langan recently added Khaldoun Fahoum, Ph.D, P. E., as an Associate and Middle East Regional Manager. Fahoum has more than 20 years of experience in the UAE and will lead Langan’s projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as other areas including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, and Northern Africa. Langan International’s Middle East experience includes Dubai World, Dubai Tower, and the Dubai Jebel Ali Residential Development Master Plan in the United Arab Emirates; and the twin 65-story Oberoi Skyz towers in Mumbai, India. The firm has also provided its services on the Rion-Antirion Bridge and the Elefsina-Korinthos-Patra-Pyrgos-Tsakona Motorway in Greece.
About Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
A leader in land development engineering and environmental consulting services since 1970, Langan (www.langan.com) operates from 12 offices in eight states: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and California. Langan’s core disciplines are site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering, as well as landscape architecture + planning, survey/mapping, traffic/transportation, CADD/GIS, natural resources consulting/permitting, and sustainable design. The firm works in virtually all real estate development sectors including commercial, residential, retail, office, industrial, high-rise, school construction (K-12 and colleges/universities), hospitals/healthcare, mixed-use, stadiums/arenas, waterfront development, Brownfield redevelopment, urban revitalization, and corporate environmental site assessment and remedial design.
Langan International, the worldwide subsidiary of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services with offices in London, Athens, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, provides all firm services to private and public sector clients around the globe.
Langan was named Engineering Firm of the Year by the Developers & Builders Alliance and ranks #1 in retail design, according to New York Construction magazine. The firm consistently ranks among the Top 5 Best Engineering Firms to Work For by Civil Engineering News and ranks among the top 20 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.