Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces the acquisition of Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm that will allow Thornton Tomasetti to significantly expand its sustainability consulting services and integrate green objectives across all its practices.
The new Building Sustainability practice will be headed by Gunnar Hubbard, Fore Solution’s principal and founder, who becomes a principal at Thornton Tomasetti.
• The phenomenal growth of the green building movement in recent years means that sustainability is here to stay. By 2015, approKey Pointsximately half of new construction in the United States is estimated to incorporate some measure of sustainability.
• The addition of Fore Solutions gives Thornton Tomasetti expanded experience and an established brand in the green building world.
• With the creation of its Green Building Strategy Team in 2007 and a sustainability department in 2010, Thornton Tomasetti started offering sustainability services and performing sustainability project work. The addition of Fore Solutions will greatly advance Thornton Tomasetti’s sustainability services effort to address clients’ needs for high-performance, energy-efficient buildings.
• The Fore Solutions team will remain based in Portland, Maine, which is now a Thornton Tomasetti office within the East U.S. region.
Joseph Burns, managing principal, Thornton Tomasetti
“This is a dramatic expansion of our commitment to sustainability at Thornton Tomasetti, especially our ability to support a new Building Sustainability practice. I look forward to working with our Fore Solutions team in expanding our newest practice, as well as integrating sustainable services in our existing practice areas.”
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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