New corporate headquarters for RIZZO
New corporate headquarters for RIZZO Feb 2010
Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO) - an engineering, consulting and construction management firm that specializes in technically demanding projects involving water resources, power generation, transit and mining industries around the world, has moved its corporate headquarters to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. RIZZO now occupies 42,000ft2 on four floors of Building Five of Penn Center East. This location doubles the space of the previous premises and was chosen primarily for its convenience, amenities and ability to accommodate future growth.

RIZZO carried out the geotechnical engineering for the Gualcamayo mining project in Argentina

With 13 offices worldwide, RIZZO employs 300+ engineers, about 130 of which work out of the new Pittsburgh headquarters. Between 2008 and 2009, RIZZO had active projects in 20 countries including the UAE, the UK, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, India, South Africa, Australia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Armenia, Romania, Switzerland and, of course, the United States where it worked on monitoring programs for the North Shore Connector LRT project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and performed a portion of the geotechnical investigation program for the Second Avenue Subway tunnel project in New York City. Launching RIZZO into its 26th year of practice, the move allows office efficiencies. "We now have a first class headquarters which gives RIZZO plenty of room to continue to grow," said Owner and President Dr. Paul Rizzo. "Our corporate strategy has been a continuous and unwavering commitment to our core focus markets - specifically dams and hydropower, and commercial nuclear plant development - with increased geographic diversification to areas such as Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and Europe. This commitment is reflected in the fact that RIZZO has been outperforming companies twice our size."
Over recent years RIZZO has been noted for the following:
2009 - ENR Magazine's Top 500 National Engineering Firms - Ranked 315th
Pittsburgh Business Times' Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms - Ranked 10th
2008 - ENR Magazine's Top 100 CM for Fee Firms - Ranked 95th
Pittsburgh Business Times' Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms - Ranked 12th
Zweig White's HotFirm List: Top 200 Architectural and Engineering Firms - Ranked 94th
2007 - Pittsburgh Business Times' Top 25 Largest Engineering Firms - Ranked 21st
2006 - ENR Magazine's Top 10 Design Firms in Dams/Reservoirs - Ranked 10th
In 2003, the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania awarded its Project of the Year to RIZZO's Saluda Dam Remediation Project, located in Columbia, South Carolina. For the same project, RIZZO received the ASCE's prestigious Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for 2006 and the US Society on Dams Award for Excellence in Construction also in 2006.
Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO)

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