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New England Engineering Firms Announce Merger

Somerville, MA – Somerville-based civil engineering, transportation consulting and land surveying firm Design Consultants, Inc. (DCI) merged its operations with GM2 Associates, Inc. (GM2) on Dec. 31, 2020. GM2 is a consulting engineering firm, headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., with offices in four New England states, New York and Florida.

David Giangrande

“The joining of our companies provides our clients  with full-service engineering and national expertise in highway, traffic, structures, rail, survey, energy and construction engineering, while maintaining a strong local Massachusetts presence,” says DCI’s president and CEO, David Giangrande, PE, who becomes GM2’s senior vice president in charge of the firm’s Massachusetts operations. “DCI, a GM2 Company, will continue to operate as it has in its Somerville office.”

“I see this association with GM2 as a way to build on our client-first approach to engineering and surveying,” adds Giangrande. “Our expertise in traffic and transportation engineering and planning is bolstered by GM2’s experience in large federal highway projects, major interchanges, bridge design and inspection, and construction engineering and inspection. Additionally, we are expanding our expertise across larger parts of New England, while offering our clients greater depth in environmental permitting, stormwater management, and site planning and design.”

Manish K. Gupta

Giangrande stressed that DCI’s clients will continue to work with the same staff that they previously had working on their projects, but may find opportunities for even more of a single-source experience than DCI provided on its own.

GM2 President and CEO, Manish K. Gupta, PhD, PE, noted that the merger with DCI helps to fulfill the firm’s strategic goal to strengthen its presence in the Greater Boston market. “David and his staff have completed many successful, high-profile projects in and around Greater Boston, and the combination of our firms will offer our Massachusetts state, local and private clients enhanced capabilities and service.”

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