The U.S. government has identified 16 sectors as critical infrastructure in a time of global crisis. They were selected because their continuity and resilience is considered essential for national security, public health and safety. Keeping these often-interrelated sectors running is vital for the enabling function they provide to each other and to keeping our communities connected.
Burns & McDonnell has a long and proud tradition of serving a diverse range of industries. Our dedicated employees — whether working from home or in the field — continue to provide seamless support for our clients and partners in these essential sectors. Our commitment to making clients successful and to protecting the well-being of our communities is unwavering. We stand ready to help those who work in critical infrastructure sectors deliver on their imperative responsibilities.
Maintaining the safe and secure manufacture, storage and transport of specialty chemicals and petrochemicals that other critical sectors rely on is an enormous undertaking for the chemicals industry. We have extensive experience helping the industry endure and persevere in crisis situations, and understand the immense pressure your facilities and processes are under. Whether your concerns revolve around pipelines, storage, terminals, security or more, we are here to help.
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Buildings and facilities house our people and our businesses — all critical to the stability and success of our communities and nation. Whether you are in retail markets or electric utilities, healthcare or manufacturing, technology or elsewhere, we understand the constraints your operations are experiencing and are prepared to support your needs.
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In a time of widespread physical distancing, communications systems are integral to enabling operations in numerous critical sectors. These systems extend far beyond voice calls and into a wide array of wired and wireless transmission systems and the technologies that keep them running. Working with utilities across the U.S. to optimize these systems has given us extensive exposure to the technologies and approaches that help you maintain reliable, resilient network infrastructure.
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The safety and ongoing prosperity of critical manufacturing is a linchpin in the success of correlating essential infrastructure sectors, as well as our nation as whole. With experience in optimizing process lines, integrating robotics and automation solutions, fabricating integral equipment, and implementing smart manufacturing principles, we can help you reduce risk while continuing operation through crises.
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Managing the interdependency of water and energy systems that support multiple critical industries carries heavy responsibility. Our experience working with vital hydroelectric facilities helps us strengthen reliable power for communities, protect agricultural irrigation and help navigate major transportation systems, even as demand shifts. Whether you need support with operations and maintenance, permitting or risk management, we are here to help.
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Delivering mission-ready facilities, installations and systems to support the U.S. military is vital to national security. We have experience working on military projects with demands on multiple fronts, from meeting intense security requirements to addressing complex needs essential for mobilizing, deploying and sustaining military operations. If you need a trusted partner who understands how to how to meet your unique mission, we’re ready to take action.
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Providing highly skilled emergency services through a combination of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities is vital to maintaining order amid unusual circumstances. Our experience in physical and cybersecurity consulting, design and implementation can help this sector manage the risks, even as guidance continues to evolve. If you need a partner to help you take a systematic approach to risk management, we are ready to respond.
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Without power flowing through our communities and businesses, our nation would grind to a halt. From electricity to oil and natural gas, the generation, transmission and distribution of energy is vital to every critical infrastructure sector. We have experience in all aspects of delivering a stable energy supply for households, businesses, transportation and more, and understand this industry’s powerful responsibility to support and protect. We are ready to help you in that mission.
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As the pandemic has shaken the foundations of the economy, maintaining robust connections for the financial sector is vital for confidence in the system. Our knowledge and experience protecting the nation’s core financial functions from power outages and both natural and man-made disasters can help shape your protective plans. From risk management and power resiliency to secure facilities, we are prepared to support continuity plans that meet unique and individualized circumstances.
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While our nation relies on the food and agriculture industry for nourishment, we know you also rely on other critical sectors to keep production and processing possible. For your essential needs — water for irrigation, transportation for moving livestock, power for equipment, and chemicals for fertilizers and pesticides — we have experience delivering all. No matter which critical sector dependency concerns you, we are here to lend a hand.
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Protecting the facilities and assets that contribute to essential government functions and the individuals with tactical, operational or strategic knowledge is an enormous mission. Our wide-ranging experience working with federal, tribal, state and local governments can help you navigate today’s complexities and uncertainties. Whether you're supporting election infrastructure, educational assets, national laboratories or cyber elements, we’re here to help balance your unprecedented challenges.
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People working in healthcare and public health have extraordinary, critical responsibilities in managing and caring for those afflicted by the pandemic. This sector is also highly dependent upon support from several others to maintain operations. From campus energy systems and critical telecommunications networks to the secure and sensitive facilities in which healthcare professionals work, we can provide the know-how to deliver resilient support systems for your essential services.
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The unprecedented migration of work to telecommuting has put new strains on the fundamental systems that connect us all. It is more essential than ever for those in information technology to keep such channels open. We have conducted comprehensive analyses and explored the ever-changing technological options for our partners and ourselves alike, and so we know the threats and vulnerabilities to watch for. We're prepared to help you keep information flowing.
From business optimization and digital transformation to risk management, we can help optimize your approach.
In addition to generating power for millions of Americans, the nuclear sector has an immense responsibility to both people and the environment to secure the operation of this critical infrastructure. With experience ranging from plant development and upgrades to security solutions and decommissioning services, we are prepared to aid in keeping this industry active. We can also help coordinate any emergency response that may arise during this uncertain time.
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Providing safe, secure and efficient transportation infrastructure that moves goods and people throughout the country is crucial to getting critical resources where they’re needed most. From aviation services and highway needs to security measures and environmental compliance, our deep experience can keep the transportation sector strong even under immense pressure. If you need a partner to keep priorites moving, we’re ready to act.
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Maintaining safe drinking water and properly treated wastewater are always essential for protecting human health and the environment, but especially during a pandemic. We have diverse experience helping the industry manage vulnerabilities and address ever-changing community needs with water treatment, supply and systems solutions. We can support you as you strive to deliver and secure water for the critical sectors and communities that depend on it most.
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