Addressing Florida’s Aging Infrastructure Challenges

As the new Director of Utilities for Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal about the company. I previously sat on the other side of the table as a client and always enjoyed working with the company and its exemplary work product. What I have experienced in the last few months is an internal culture focused on providing the highest levels of professionalism and integrity to achieve client satisfaction. It is no wonder why clients continue to look to Jones Edmunds for solutions to their most challenging issues. It also explains why our projects win awards from our clients and industry publications year after year.

I have also seen a company that is preparing for a changing business model—a company that is prepared to react quickly and efficiently to failing systems. I think we all recognize that our infrastructure is aging. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure estimates it could cost almost $1.3 trillion to rehabilitate our failing water and wastewater systems (http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/a/#p/home). This level of investment coupled with shrinking revenues is causing many utilities to rehabilitate their systems at the last minute.

Thus, engineers must be prepared to develop solutions and provide construction documents as quickly as possible. Jones Edmunds is prepared to do this using AutoCAD Civil 3D and MEP applications that allow us to design and produce more useful drawings more efficiently. The technology also provides presentation materials that readily depict how the final product will appear, which promotes quick acceptance or approval by governing bodies and the general public.

Because of these and similar investments, we can be flexible, assist clients with immediate and/or future needs, and commit to projects with the strictest schedules. I am excited to be a part of this team and look forward to what lies ahead. My contact information is:

Greg Perrine
gperrine@jonesedmunds.com
(813) 258-0703 x1782