David Ford Consulting Engineers is acquired by HDR

HDR has acquired the assets of David Ford Consulting Engineers, which specializes in hydrology, water hydraulics, flood risk analysis, and other water-related services.

HDR sees a good fit with this expertise, as HDR provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services.

“Their technical skills are unsurpassed and they are a great addition to HDR’s water resources team,” said Eric Keen, chairman and chief executive officer of HDR. “We are excited about the additional depth they bring to our practice and to our clients around the world.”

David Ford will do business as HDR | David Ford Consulting Engineers.

The company provides hydrology and water hydraulic services to such agencies as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and California Department of Water Resources.

David Ford, president of David Ford Consulting Engineers, will join HDR as vice president.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

HDR does considerable work in hydro, including conducting bore drillings as part of a study for a proposed US$2 billion pumped storage hydro plant in Virginia.

A review of the David Ford Consulting Engineers website reveals the company has performed dam break and inundation analysis, dam failure simulation, and hydrologic analysis for dam owners.