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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Publications


Network is a technical journal by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, presenting insights and perspectives from our experts and specialists around the world. The publication offers unique technical solutions applied to real-world problems. Each issue discusses a specific theme and its application in our various sectors and specializations, on a global scale.

Network is now a digital publication (complete archives are available on the site).

Parsons Brinckerhoff Publications Archives

Browse the events and news items that have shaped Parsons Brinckerhoff over the past years - new appointments, acquisitions, projects, and offices, awards and relocations, and other press-worthy events, through our publications: Bulletin, Brochures, The Resilience DART, EFR, Network, Powerlines, Monographs and Notes. To view these PDF documents, you must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader.

Parsons Brinckerhoff Brochures

Brochures produced by Parsons Brinckerhoff describe the company's experience and capabilities in most of the markets and disciplines in which the firm operates. The brochures cover major markets such as transit and highways as well as more specialized fields such as Placemaking and bus rapid transit.

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EFR is a semi-annual publication of the strategic consulting arm of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Since its inception in December 2006, EFR has evolved into a truly global publication aimed at providing perspectives and analysis of topical issues that are germane to the infrastructure sector. EFR content is divided into three sections -- Round Table Discussion, Perspectives, and Articles.

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Powerlines features industry comment and project news for clients and contacts in power and energy; it is published approximately three times a year.

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William Barclay Parsons Fellowship Monographs

Parsons was a true pioneer—always inspiring his associates to examine new ideas and test new concepts, and setting a direction for our firm that has been continued for over a century. And we have retained our position as a pioneering organization, ready to apply or to advance the state of the art when circumstances call for such efforts.

In 1985 Parsons Brinckerhoff launched an annual fellowship program to honor Parsons and encourage technical excellence in the firm. The fellowship sponsors Parsons Brinckerhoff employees' exploration of state-of-the-art topics and publishes their findings for the use of colleagues and the profession as a whole. A selection of these groundbreaking texts are available at right.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Through the Years: 1885-2012

An illustrated history of the firm, beginning with its founding in 1885 and tracing its evolution as a global leader in planning, engineering, and managing the development of infrastructure through its contributions to some of the most notable projects of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Part I: The Parsons Era (18MB)
Part II: Depression, War, and Post-War Prosperity (15MB)
Part III: The Transit Boom (40MB)
Part IV: Growth and Change (38MB)
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William Barclay Parsons: A Renaissance Man of Old New York

PB's founder, William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932), is most well-known as the Chief Engineer of New York City's original subway, but he had a wide range of interests and accomplishments as a military officer, author and philanthropist. William Barclay Parsons: A Renaissance Man of Old New York is a book-length biography of Parsons.

Parsons Brinckerhoff—The First 100 Years

Parsons Brinckerhoff’s first century of operation is recounted in Parsons Brinckerhoff—The First 100 Years. The 275-page book by Benson Bobrick details the history of the firm from its founding in 1885 to its centennial observance in 1985.