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At WSP, we are driven by one question: can we help societies thrive in a world we do not control? The need to help our clients and communities prepare for a rapidly changing future and unforeseeable events is at the core of who we are as a company.     


Phase I: Emergency Response

When time is of the essence and there is no room for error, WSP’s experienced emergency response teams are ready to help. Across the U.S., our experts are providing a range of services – coordinating logistics at emergency operations centers, managing equipment procurement and distribution activities, and advising healthcare clients.

Emergency Response

Phase II: What's Next?

As we assess the impacts of COVID 19 and plan a new, better path forward, WSP experts are helping public and private clients reconfigure workspaces, plan operational and project recovery, rethink 2020 disaster preparedness and design resilient infrastructure for a safer, stronger future.

What's Next?

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Senior Vice President, Director of Environment
United States
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Developing Organization Resilience

This article explores what organisations can focus on to build resilience in the time of a pandemic and the challenges that come from the unexpected impacts it has had on organisations functions.

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Advisory Services Response and Recovery

While we are all currently focused on the response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to look ahead and build a plan now for the recovery phase.

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Vince Ricevuto
Senior Vice President, Federal Programs and Logistics
United States
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Disaster Response on the Front Line

For decades, WSP USA has deployed logistics management and emergency response teams to help communities recover from natural and man-made disasters. Those teams are now adapting to serve the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nolan Rome
Senior Vice President, Director of Healthcare
United States
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Meritus Medical Responds to Pandemic

Leach Wallace, a WSP Company, is part of a team acting swiftly to design and build one of the first critical medical care facilities in the U.S. specifically for treating COVID-19 patients.
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Boston Medical Reopens Medical Building

In three weeks, WSP USA upgraded an unoccupied medical building into a facility that is providing homeless Boston citizens with a place for care and quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Adapting Existing Hospitals

WSP USA health care engineers are providing rapid assessments of existing systems and solutions that can be implemented quickly to meet the needs of hospitals and communities.

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Jay Wratten
Vice President, Property & Buildings
United States
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Better Air Quality to Fight COVID-19

WSP will be looking in detail at how the office will evolve in a post-COVID world, from how we’ll behave around our long-lost colleagues to how a working from home revolution will affect demand for commercial space.

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Changing Demand for Office Space

COVID-19 has focused minds on exactly what the office is for and how central a role it should play in corporate strategies and budgets, as well as making the strengths and limitations of home set-ups all too apparent.

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Can We Virus Proof the Office?

WSP will be looking in detail at how the office will evolve in a post-COVID world, from how we’ll behave around our long-lost colleagues to how a working from home revolution will affect demand for commercial space.

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What Will COVID-19 Mean for Coworking?

While the WeWork model of an informal ultra-high-density community is not compatible with COVID-19, the flexibility that coworking has brought to the market very much is.
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What about the elevators?

Vertical transportation is what makes multi-storey buildings possible. So what happens when enclosed spaces, push buttons and efficiency become the problem rather than the solution in this post-pandemic office?

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Physical Distancing to End the Office?

COVID-19 has turned the world of work on its head, forcing through tectonic changes in the way we communicate and collaborate overnight.
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Michael Mangione
National Markets Leader, Highway/Bridge Market Leader
United States
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Public Transportation

The impacts of COVID-19 on public transportation have been substantial and far reaching. WSP USA research recommends funding and finance resiliency planning considerations and recommendations for developing an action plan for transition and recovery.

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Aviation: Path to Recovery

Assisting our airport clients with navigating COVID-19 operational impacts through implementation of recovery and mitigation initiatives.

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Airport Parking Best Practices

WSP USA research recommends strategies for parking grounded aircraft during unprecedented air traffic decline.

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Scenario Planning

WSP research examines how applying a scenario planning approach enables decision makers in our cities to imagine different possibilities and test various factors and assumptions that could influence urban residential density and design, providing a framework to adapt to future scenarios.

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Tolling and Road Pricing: Post COVID-19

WSP research recommends how additional use of tolling, express Lanes and congestion pricing could fund necessary improvements while delivering clear benefits to the motoring public and reducing the impact of COVID-related current revenue loss.

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Darrel Cole
Communications & Public Involvement Director
United States
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Les Gartner
Global Director, Science and Technology
United States
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Emergency Management Practice Leader
United States
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COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting challenges unprecedented in modern times. From the health implications of the viral outbreak to shortage of equipment, supplies and facilities to handle its spread, to associated impacts to communities, businesses and economies, our societal resilience is being tested on many fronts.

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Nolan Rome
Senior Vice President, Director of Healthcare
United States
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Michael McKibben
Senior Vice President, Director of Environment
United States
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Darrel Cole
Communications & Public Involvement Director
United States
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Inclusive Public Engagement

Since social distancing guidelines took effect as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many transportation agencies have been exploring online meetings as an alternative to the in-person public meetings they had been planning.

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Public Agency Guidance

Since COVID-19 shelter-in-place, public transportation agencies are experiencing unprecedented operational and funding challenges, while customers are facing extremely heightened health concerns about travel, transportation and mobility options.

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Communicating in a Crisis

Crisis and strategic communications are more important than ever. Our clients, public agencies and projects are all facing the immense challenge of communicating in a crisis.

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Creating Conditions for Thriving Communities

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Three Post COVID-19 Resilience Trends to Watch

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WSP USA Draws on Robust Capabilities to Help Clients Manage COVID-19 Response

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WSP USA Clearing Path to Recovery for Wildfire-ravaged Regions of California

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North Florida Regional Medical Center Completes Vertical Expansion, NICU Renovation

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Our Experts

Darrel Cole
Communications & Public Involvement Director
United States
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Les Gartner
Global Director, Science and Technology
United States
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Michael Mangione
National Markets Leader, Highway/Bridge Market Leader
United States
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Michael McKibben
Senior Vice President, Director of Environment
United States
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Vince Ricevuto
Senior Vice President, Federal Programs and Logistics
United States
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Nolan Rome
Senior Vice President, Director of Healthcare
United States
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Christopher Walker
Emergency Management Practice Leader
United States
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Jay Wratten
Vice President, Property & Buildings
United States
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