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The world’s leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies routinely look to URS for responsive and innovative support during all stages of their development and operations cycles—from initial site selection, permitting, and conceptual design to construction and startup, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and repurposing. Our exemplary record in environmental, health and safety and quality assurance programs has helped chemical and pharmaceutical companies meet stringent safety, regulatory, reliability, maintainability, and performance requirements.

At URS, we work closely with our clients to help them meet today’s challenges of increasing productivity and adding capacity, while conserving energy and minimizing waste. For the chemical industry, we plan, permit, design, build, and provide operations and maintenance for sophisticated process plants that produce a broad range of hydrocarbons, basic organic and inorganic chemicals, organic intermediates, polymers, plastics, high-value specialty chemicals, and consumer products.

We have helped biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients design, construct and operate primary research and drug-development laboratories, pilot-plants, and full-scale production facilities. Additionally, our validation expertise enables companies to meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) compliance and quality standards to achieve and maintain faster regulatory approval.

We provide complete environmental site assessments for both greenfield and brownfield development, as well as plant decommissioning and demolition, site remediation, and closure. Our specialists manage the complex process of regulatory permitting and compliance in all media. We provide Phase I and II environmental assessments, remedial soil and groundwater engineering, air pollution control technologies, industrial wastewater engineering, ecological and human health risk assessments, and community interaction.

URS frequently operates under Master Services Agreements, many of which evolve into long-term alliances and partnerships with our clients. When appropriate, we utilize alternative project delivery models to deliver cost savings and reduce risk.