T&M Associates is part of joint venture to improve community resilience under FEMA

Risk MAP program will be completed in historically underserved and disadvantaged areas faced with severe flooding and other natural hazards

T&M Associates announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning Program.

Middletown-based T&M Associates is a partner in the joint venture. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a combined program ceiling of $300 million for a one-year base period with four, one-year option years.

In addition to T&M, the Compass PTS JV is comprised of AECOM, ABS Group, CDM Federal Programs Corp., Fugro, Halff Associates and numerous small business and specialty subconsultants. Its scope of work includes natural hazard analyses, risk assessments, building sciences expertise and rapid response when disasters strike.

“We are proud to be a part of this joint venture to continue our service to FEMA to help our nation prepare for and respond to natural disasters. We have been humbled to provide support after hurricanes like Harvey, Florence and Laura,” T&M CEO and President Gary Dahms said. “With decades of experience responding to the specific storm-related challenges faced by many clients and our work helping to rebuild more than 30 communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy, our professionals are adept at developing effective emergency preparedness and disaster response and mitigation strategies.”

Under the new single-award contract, Compass PTS JV will deliver a wide range of services related to flood risk analyses, hazard mapping, disaster response and risk reduction. In addition, Compass will leverage its state-of-the-art engineering and mapping capabilities that allow for vast amounts of high-quality hyperlocal flood hazard and risk data and information at state-level scales.

“Our dedicated team of engineers, GIS professionals and mitigation planners is eager to build upon our past work partnering with FEMA to enhance our nation’s resiliency to natural disasters and climate change,” Kim Dunn, natural hazards practice leader, said. “In collaboration with the rest of the Compass joint venture partners, we are passionate about developing mitigation solutions and building resilient communities to reduce the hardship of future event on our most vulnerable population.”