New LBA Strategic Partnership with US Consulting Company, HW Lochner.

LBA is pleased to announce that we have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HW Lochner Inc, a Chicago-based, 800-strong consulting company to support Lochner’s new growth strategy in the USA. Founded in 1944, Lochner provides planning, environmental, design, construction engineering and inspection, and right of way services for surface transportation, rail, transit, and aviation clients within the USA.

This strategic partnership with Lochner is to provide engineering, consulting and advisory services, targeting major transport crossings; including tunnelling and other significant underground infrastructure. Our initial strategy will be to bring the resources of LBA, including LBCN (the London Bridge Consultants’ Network) to the growing infrastructure programme of the United States, working within Lochner’s platform of clients, offices, business development, technical, administrative and other local resources. Lochner and LBA will identify opportunities to pursue jointly and will develop integrated offerings on a case-by-case basis.

LBA Chair, Martin Knights, and LBA Director and joint founder, Bob Ibell, are working with the Board of Lochner to progress the partnership. Recently Lochner posted a similar announcement on their website (

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