HDR Boosts Engineering Solutions With Support of ACEC Research Institute 

HDR has increased its investment in advancing engineering’s value to society by stepping up its support of the research arm of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

ACEC Research Institute

Joining at the highest contributing level, HDR is pleased to be able to make a positive impact on the built environment. “At HDR, we firmly believe in the power of research and its potential to shape a better future,” said Chairman and CEO Eric Keen. “We are delighted to partner with the ACEC Research Institute in their mission to use research to capitalize on the rapidly changing nature of technology and society to ensure a sustainable engineering industry. This donation is a demonstration of our shared commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence in engineering."

The ACEC Research Institute will use HDR’s gift to support multidisciplinary research projects, foster collaboration among experts, and inspire future generations to solve the world’s most challenging problems through engineering.

Institute Chair and VHB President and CEO, Michael J. Carragher, expressed his deep appreciation for HDR's commitment. "This remarkable contribution from HDR demonstrates their unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of the business of engineering through research,” he said. “With their support, we can accelerate our efforts to address pressing industry issues and equip engineering firm leaders with the tools and insights they need to deliver innovative, sustainable and resilient solutions to our communities."

By harnessing the collective expertise of its members and stakeholders, the ACEC Research Institute aims to develop transformative solutions that address the pressing challenges of our time.

Individuals, firms and foundations interested in supporting the institute should reach out to Daphne Bryant, executive director, at dbryant [at] (dbryant[at]acec[dot]org).

About the ACEC Research Institute
The ACEC Research Institute is the independent research arm of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the voice of the engineering industry. The Institute aims to enhance the business practices, capabilities, and competitiveness of ACEC member firms through research, education, and thought leadership. By conducting and supporting innovative research initiatives, the Institute facilitates knowledge sharing, fosters collaboration, and promotes the adoption of best practices across the engineering industry.

About HDR
For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world—and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information.

Media Inquiries
ACEC Research Institute: Allison Schneider, aschneider [at] (aschneider[at]acec[dot]org)
HDR: Media Relations Team, hdrnews [at] (hdrnews[at]hdrinc[dot]com)