HDR acquires WHM Transportation Engineering Consultants

News HDR September 13, 2006
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HDR Engineering Inc., Omaha, Neb., a national architectural-engineering-consulting firm with 12 offices in Texas, has acquired WHM Transportation Engineering Consultants Inc., based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but WHM will conduct business as HDR | WHM.

WHM offers a full range of traffic-engineering and planning services, including network-transportation modeling, traffic-signal design, traffic-control plans, toll feasibility, travel-demand modeling and traffic-impact analysis studies.

"WHM has a great deal of respect from the public agencies and private clients who work with them," said George Little, president of HDR. "We couldn't be more pleased about how their talents will complement the rest of the HDR program, both in Texas and nationwide. Their traffic-engineering expertise is second to none, and their integrity and client service mindset make them a great fit with our culture."

Under the new corporate structure, WHM principals Heidi Ross, Mike McInturff and Rashed Islam will be vice presidents. All three are registered professional engineers and certified professional traffic-operations engineers who take a hands-on approach to client service.

"Everyone at WHM is excited about joining HDR because it allows us to expand what we can offer our clients, the capability to reach even more clients and perhaps more importantly, to do so as part of a team that shares our values," said Ross. "We wanted to take the next step in our growth, but it had to be the right fit for our employees and for our clients."

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