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Burns & McDonnell Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2012

MONARCH BEACH, Calif. — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and construction firm based in Kansas City, Mo., today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Burns & McDonnell was named to the prestigious list after integrating innovative 4D construction modeling into engineering design software utilized on large, complex projects. This was the first time Burns & McDonnell has been named to the InformationWeek 500.

The annual list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference, which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

By creating 4D design processes, Burns & McDonnell engineers and construction professionals are able to improve productivity on construction sites, avoid costly scheduling delays and recognize design efficiencies that frequently allow Burns & McDonnell projects to be delivered under client budgets. The 4D process integrates the concept of adding the dimension of time to the other standard spatial dimensions typically modeled in advanced design software.

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches — new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they shine a spotlight on the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Burns & McDonnell
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is currently the 23th largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. With the multi-disciplinary expertise of more than 3,700 professionals in more than 30 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities worldwide with one mission in mind — to make clients successful. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit its website at www.dataconservation.com.

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