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EDAW keeps name - but not for long

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Masterplanner EDAW has avoided having to change its name to that of its parent company AECOM – but only for the time being

Earlier this week it was announced 80-year-old engineering firm Faber Maunsell would lose its old name and adopt the brand of global giant AECOM.

However a spokesman confirmed there was still no exact timetable for the Olympic masterplanner (Olympic Park pictured above) to ‘complete its full integration’ into the AECOM design behemoth which employs 43,000 people worldwide.

It is understood EDAW, who merged with the AECOM in 2005, could eventually lose its moniker later this year – possibly in October.

Meanwhile former Faber Maunsell head Kevin Dalton has become the new chief executive for AECOM Europe. He said: ‘We are immensely proud of all that we have achieved as Faber Maunsell, and look forward to building on these strengths as AECOM.

‘We will be able to offer our clients even greater access to a huge range of integrated resources and world-class expertise, whilst still retaining the high levels of care and quality for which we have always been known.’

AECOM turned over $5.6 billion last year and is working on a wealth of high profile projects around the world including the Saadiyat Island Cultural District (pictured right), Crossrail, and Chester Super Zoo (with Proctor Matthews).

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