RBF Consulting (RBF) has ranked 18th in the third annual "Top 50 Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For" by CE News Magazine. The award, designed by CE News Magazine, a monthly business-to-business magazine serving the civil engineering and land surveying markets, provides readers with a meaningful ranking of human resource factors impacting the quality of the employment experience in Civil Engineering / Survey offices. An 8-person judging panel ranked the top fifty firms after evaluating submittals from 118 firms nationwide. CE News Magazine Judges commended RBF for their support of staff members in achieving their career and personal goals through performance reviews and career planning programs, continuing education programs, training, professional development, association sponsorship, and support for community involvement. In addition, RBF's continual growth provides ongoing opportunities for advancement and increases the value of the firm through service area diversity and planned geographic expansion providing stability and economic benefit to employees. RBF's emphasis on an active workplace is another valuable asset, offering a variety of activities and events throughout the year that foster communication and teamwork among staff including sports leagues, golf and tennis tournaments, ski trips and monthly barbecues. This year marks the 2nd year RBF has been ranked in the top 20% by CE News Magazine and the 5th year RBF has been ranked among the Top 100 Engineering Design Firms in the United States by ENR Magazine.

RBF was featured in the October 2003 issue of CE News. A copy of the article and links to the top 50 firms is available online at www.cenews.com/edbestfirmmain.html. Information on careers at RBF can be found at www.RBF.com/careers.asp.

Source: RBF Consulting, Oct. 29, 2003