Cowi acquires complex bridge specialists Finley Engineering Group – New Civil Engineer

26 Apr, 2022 By Rob Horgan
Cowi has acquired Finley Engineering Group for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition is part of Cowi’s strategic focus on growing its presence in North America following the recent opening of its offices in Houston and Toronto.
Finley Engineering Group specialises in complex bridge projects, having worked with more than 100 projects in the United States, Canada, Middle East, Africa, and South America. Noteworthy projects worked on by Finley include providing engineering services on the Oakley C. Collins Memorial Bridge in Ohio, USA (pictured above) and work on the Bayonne Bridge between New York and New Jersey.
Cowi North America president and chief executive Thomas Dahlgren said: “As a company with a long history in bridges, globally and not least in North America, we are very excited to welcome Finley into the Cowi family.
“Finley is known for its outstanding work with bridges but also for its strong technical capabilities and a great go -do attitude.”
Finley is particularly well-known for the development and implementation of BrIM (Bridge Integration Modelling) that integrates bridge information databases into the planning, design, and construction process using advanced engineering software.
“We expect to see many business opportunities in North America within all aspects of transportation infrastructure – bridges, tunnels, and highways, among others needing modernization and replacements,” Dahlgreen added.
“There is a lot of work to do, and digitalization is incredibly important to us so that we can ensure best practice processes. Cowi and Finley are a good match, because both focus on high-quality solutions and want to cultivate innovation. Together, we have a strong team in place for the job ahead of us, which is now also in Florida.”
The team at Finley will continue to work under the management of Craig Finley who founded the company in 2004.
Finley added: “It has been an incredible journey ever since we established Finley nearly two decades ago. We have worked hard, had a lot of fun, and can look back with pride on everything we have built and achieved together.
“For us, engineering has always been very much a people – oriented business, and it has always been a priority to me that every member of my team thrives and sees a purpose in what they do for a living.”
The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the month.
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