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CALIFORNIA'S BUILDING CODES, RELATED TO SEISMIC DESIGN ARE BEING STUDIED; CONSULTANT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTARY

 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- URS Corp. (NYSE: URS), announced in late 1993 that URS Consultants Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, was awarded a contract by the State of California Division of Mines & Geology to evaluate the state's building codes as they relate to seismic design of non-structural components in buildings. The company's mandate is to compare the provisions of California's building codes with the actual response of 33 buildings during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 1992 Landers and Big Bear earthquakes in Southern California.
 For over four decades the company has been providing quality analysis and design services for hundreds of public and private facilities located in seismically active regions of the world. Services in the field of earthquake engineering include new facility seismic design review; analysis and design of building structures for seismic forces; assessment of existing facilities and equipment; and remedial strengthening measures.
 Reporters interested in speaking with company representatives about these and other issues in light of the Los Angeles area earthquake are asked to contact:
 R. Martin Czarnecki, vice president of URS Consultants Inc., or Joseph P. Nicoletti, of URS Consultants Inc., at 415-774-2700.
 URS Corp. offers a broad range of planning, design, and program and construction management services through 24 offices located nationwide. The company serves public and private sector clients in two principal markets: infrastructure projects involving transportation systems, institutional and commercial facilities, and water resources; and environmental projects involving hazardous waste management and pollution control.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Smith or Miriam Adler, 415-296-7383, or Paul Steidler, 212-850-5643, all of Morgen-Walke Associates for URS Corp.; or Michael B. Shane, executive vice president, Kent P. Ainsworth, vice president and chief financial officer, R. Martin Czarnecki, vice president, or Joseph P. Nicoletti, senior consultant, 415-774-2700, all of URS Consultants/
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