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SOCOTEC Acquires Architecture and Engineering Company, Trinity | ERD

NEW ORLEANS, LA — SOCOTEC Consulting, Inc., a provider of TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification), consulting, and advisory services with a strategic focus on building and infrastructure sectors, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Trinity | ERD, an architecture and engineering company specializing in building envelope consulting, forensic investigation, and litigation support. Founded in 1986, Trinity | ERD has extensive expertise in servicing the existing buildings market across the country out of their offices in Washington, Hawaii, and Louisiana.

"Adding Trinity to our platform further bolsters our growing presence in the U.S. With offices in key geographic regions, partnering with Trinity allows us to continue to scale the business, ensuring that we grow with our clients and better serve the industry," said SOCOTEC CEO Marc Weissbach.

Jeremy Schinasi, Principal of SOCOTEC and Practice Leader responsible for Strategic Partnerships and Integration, said, "Having already catered to the existing buildings and forensic engineering service offerings, Trinity's services align very well with our holistic approach to pre-construction, construction, and post-construction activities, thereby supporting our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their most valuable assets."

"Trinity is excited to become part of SOCOTEC. Our clients will gain access to additional expertise and depth in all areas of the built environment, exposing them to expanded capabilities of in-house specialty engineering, project advisory, and dispute resolution service offerings. Additionally, this partnership will provide unlimited advancement possibilities for our staff," said Colin Murphy, Principal of Trinity | ERD.

Trinity | ERD employs professionals in three offices: Seattle, Washington, Honolulu, Hawaii, and New Orleans, Louisiana. SOCOTEC did not previously have offices in these markets.

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"SOCOTEC is aiming to become the global TIC leader in the Building and Infrastructure sectors with a strong presence in the USA — now having 25 locations. Trinity's seasoned and well recognized team of experts will reinforce our skillset as well as contribute to extending our network in the U.S. market," said Hervé Montjotin, CEO of the SOCOTEC Group.

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