Team will Provide Architectural and Engineering Services to Enhance Airport Experience

ATLANTA – (01.15.19) The Aviation Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Joint Venture was recently awarded a multi-year contract for Architectural and Engineering Design Services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

The AIS JV consists of managing partner Pond & Company (Pond), Michael Baker International, Inc. and Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC (CERM). Overall, AIS JV team members have successfully executed 34 task orders, valued in excess of $500 million in construction, for the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation.

As a “global gateway” offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world. The AIS JV team is comprised of key individuals with the knowledge, experience and commitment to deliver consistent results for ATL to ensure operations run smoothly and that the more than 100 million passengers that pass through Hartsfield-Jackson annually receive timely, uninterrupted service.

“The AIS JV and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have collaborated on many innovative airside and landside projects over the years,” said Quintin Watkins, AIS JV Program Manager in Michael Baker’s Norcross, Ga., office. “Our team has a proven track record of delivering specialized aviation services and solutions to meet and exceed our client’s goals.”

Anticipated on-call engineering services under this contract could include pavement replacements, de-icing and ramp components, airport signage, airside/landside pavement repairs, parking and storm water management, road and bridge landside development and miscellaneous facilities projects.

Christopher Farnie, Senior Vice President at Pond and Principal-In-Charge for the AIS JV stated, “We are very proud of the work we have completed for the Airport and the City in the past and we are very excited about the opportunity to continue serving the Department of Aviation.”

“We are committed to the continued delivery of our responsive and high-quality services for this contract and look forward to the Airport experiencing the immediate benefits of working with the AIS team,” said Albert G. Edwards, Managing Director at CERM and Principal for the AIS JV.

About Pond

Pond, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was recently named ENR’s Southeast Design Firm of the Year, and is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, planning, and construction management firm providing design solutions to government and private sector clients worldwide. With 24 locations throughout the US and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the country.  To learn more, visit

About Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.  The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit

About Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC (CERM)

CERM is an award-winning Atlanta-based minority owned and operated full-service engineering, environmental and program management firm that provides customized solutions to its transportation, environmental, energy, facilities, and federal clients throughout the Southeastern United States. With more than 100 dedicated technical services and project management professionals, CERM has executed several large-scale projects over the last fifteen (15) years at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. To learn more, visit

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