AECOM has confirmed today that South Africa-based BKS has agreed to join the company.
AECOM can now offer the full range of economic and design services to the hospitality industry throughout Africa.
With approximately 900 employees, BKS is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering and management firm with headquarters in South Africa and operations across Africa.
Established in 1965, the company provides engineering and consulting services for public- and private-sector clients in the areas of buildings, stadia, transportation, water and sanitation, mining and energy.
“This acquisition strengthens our position in a strategically important, high-growth market,” said AECOM chairman John Dionisio.
“In addition, BKS is well situated to help us further penetrate the growing commercial and industrial sectors and better service our multinational clients as they continue to expand into this region.
“BKS’s breadth of services increases our existing in-region capabilities and we look forward to welcoming these new employees to AECOM.”
The combined forces of BKS and Davis Langdon creates an experienced team that has offices in 33 African cities and have direct experience of working in 43 out of the 54 African countries.