Press Release

Press Release
March 30, 2017

McKissack Partnership with Optimatics

McKissack joins the Optimatics partnership network, leading provider of infrastructure planning software.

Optimatics, the world-leading provider of infrastructure planning software, is proud to announce McKissack & McKissack (McKissack) as the latest member of its partnership network. McKissack is the oldest women/minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the United States dating back to its founding in 1905. Since 1990 when Deryl McKissack became President and CEO of the firm, McKissack has participated in more than $50 billion in construction while employing a synergistic combination of more than 200 engineers, architects and construction managers.

“We are excited to have McKissack & McKissack as an Optimatics partner given their broad experience across many services disciplines,” said Corey Williams, Optimatics President and CEO. “We look forward to supporting McKissack staff in broadening their capabilities in planning and operations analysis of water distribution and wastewater and stormwater collection systems.”

Optimatics sees this new formal partnership with McKissack as a means of further opening dialogue with major municipal utilities where McKissack has solid experience and system knowledge to introduce the Optimizer software for a range of applications.

Dr. Ashraf Ibrahim, Vice President and National Practice Leader for Infrastructure, who is experienced with the Optimizer optimization technology, said: “McKissack is committed to enhance the utilities performance for our customers with the most innovative technologies and resources. This partnership with Optimatics will allow us to use a state-of-the-art rigorous tool and decision support software that will help municipalities typically avoid 20-30% on capital and O&M costs as well as improved performance for their water and wastewater systems during planning and design. This will allow us to be the front runner when helping communities solve their toughest environmental problems and meet the regulatory requirements mandated by the state/local and federal agencies.”

About Optimatics

Optimatics is the world-leading provider of infrastructure planning software that enables water and wastewater utilities around the globe to avoid billions of dollars in costs while ensuring optimal performance. Its OptimizerTM software is the industry’s most powerful tool for analyzing hundreds of planning options across multiple asset types, determining the best plan to reduce capital, operating and energy costs, while meeting all of the organization’s planning objectives. The unbiased and defensible outcomes promote financial stewardship and ensure sustainability for an organization and its stakeholders.

About McKissack & McKissack

McKissack & McKissack (McKissack) is the oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the United States. A family-owned business for more than 27 years, McKissack has been a leader in planning, design, and construction of more than 6,000 projects. McKissack provides a wide range of services to a variety of government agencies, municipalities, private institutions, industries, designers and developers, and attributes its longevity and success to the talented, service-oriented professionals that comprise the McKissack organization. McKissack employees are known for their skills, integrity, objectivity and adaptability. This winning combination of experience, coupled with the firm’s full range of professional services, allows McKissack to maintain a consistently high level of performance and the delivery of projects within the parameters of time, budget, and quality.


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