Two HDR Water Professionals Receive Outstanding Awards from USSD

Ali Reza Firoozfar

Two HDR water professionals received outstanding awards from the United States Society on Dams at its national conference and exhibition held recently in Miami, Florida. The water professionals are Ali Reza Firoozfar, a hydraulic engineer in HDR’s Seattle, Washington, office, and Travis Ford, a structural engineer in HDR’s Denver, Colorado, office.

Travis Ford

Firoozfar received the Outstanding Young Professional Paper award for his paper on Generalized Programmatic Framework for Spillway Inspection and Potential Failure Modes Assessment.

Ford received Outstanding Poster award for Optimization of Hydraulic Structure Inspection Intervals Using Data and Artificial Intelligence.

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