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HDR Acquires David Ford Consulting Engineers

HDR is expanding its water resource services by acquiring the assets of Sacramento, California-based David Ford Consulting Engineers, which specializes in hydrology, water hydraulics and flood risk analysis, among other water-related services. Going forward, David Ford Consulting Engineers will do business as HDR | David Ford Consulting Engineers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

David Ford Consulting Engineers has some of the nation’s top expertise providing highly complex hydrology and water hydraulic services to agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Water Resources, said Eric Keen, HDR chairman and CEO. “Their technical skills are unsurpassed and they are a great addition to HDR’s water resources team. We are excited about the additional depth they bring to our practice and to our clients around the world.”

“We see this as a logical next step not only in our firm’s growth but also in our relationship with HDR,” said David Ford, Ph.D., president of David Ford Consulting Engineers. “We’ve worked on many projects together so we already feel like part of the team. Joining HDR simply formalizes that while giving our employees access to more professional resources.”  

Ford will join HDR as a vice president. He is an internationally recognized expert in water resources engineering, planning and management. He is a licensed professional engineer and board-certified specialist in water resources engineering.

Firm principals Thomas Molls, Ph.D., Nathan Pingel and Rhonda Robins will all join HDR as associates. Molls and Pingel are licensed professional engineers and board-certified specialists in water resources engineering. Robins is an attorney and member of the California Bar Association. Both Robins and Molls are certified floodplain managers.

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