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BERRYMAN & HENIGAR WINS $1 MILLION AM/FM/GIS CONTRACT FROM CITY OF DURHAM, NC

ORLANDO, FL, July 30, 2003 -- Berryman & Henigar has been awarded a $1 million contract from the City of Durham, NC to implement the City's AM/FM/GIS (Automated Mapping/Facilities Management/Geographic Information Systems) system. Ray Berryman, chief executive officer of Berryman & Henigar, made the announcement.

According to David Cates, Public Works CADD/GIS Administrator, for the City of Durham, Berryman & Henigar will implement the City's water and wastewater GIS using new ESRI geodatabase technology, as well as integrating multiple operations into the GIS such as asset management, work order and inventory control. The project also includes applications development, mapping, systems integration and data management training.

"Berryman & Henigar will use data from a variety of sources provided by the City to build the GIS layers for water and sewer," Cates said. "These applications will allow City personnel to easily maintain our water and sewer systems and will give us a geographically correct map of the utilities for the first time. Additionally, the firm will hyperlink all construction drawings and valve cards to the GIS, so anyone can access appropriate drawings when using the system."

According to Jerry Marquez, Berryman & Henigar Senior Vice President and Director of the National AM/FM/GIS Division, who is supervising the project, City maintenance crews should be able to respond more quickly in an emergency situation. He said visually displaying (on maps) information such as age and/or composition of water and sewer lines, as well as the maintenance history of those lines, will allow the City to make cost-effective decisions about routine system maintenance.

"They'll be able to locate breaks faster, trace the line to find the correct valves to shut off, and know ahead of time the line size and material so that they have the right repair materials on their truck," he said. "Operations management will be able to immediately see on maps where maintenance is occurring, or has occurred, at any time. In addition, the AM/FM/GIS will be developed with a sound connectivity model to allow for hydraulic modeling and long-term system planning."

Berryman & Henigar provides municipal management consulting, civil engineering, public finance, building safety, asset management, and program and construction management to public agencies. Further information is available on the Web at www.bhiinc.com.

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