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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.

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 nearly 10,000 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.

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