Technological Advancements Have Allowed for Better Flood Risk Analysis

Articles 10-17-2018

Flood risk is top of mind for many municipalities and residents within those communities because of severe storm events in recent years. Texas suffered more flood-related fatalities in 2017 than any other state, by far, according ...

Regulation of Professional Geoscientists at Stake With Sunset Commission Decision

Articles 10-03-2018

There will be a hearing November 14–15, 2018, in which the Sunset Commission will present its decision about the discontinuation of the regulation of Professional Geoscientists in Texas. If the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists is abolished ...

Austin Young Professionals Named to ASCE Leadership Roles

Inside Halff 10-02-2018

The Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Younger Member Forum (YMF) recently welcomed Austin employees Katherine Smith and Garrett Davidson as committee chairs. ...

The Importance of Implementable Comprehensive Plans

Articles 09-19-2018

Comprehensive plans guide the future of many cities throughout the country. They are a direct outgrowth of the two standard state enabling acts published by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the 1920s. For many states, these Standard Acts ...

Tyler Richburg Named to Two ASLA Committees

Inside Halff 09-06-2018

Landscape Architect Tyler Richburg of Halff's Austin office was recently appointed to serve on two American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) committees: the Associate Advisory Committee and the Leadership Development Committee. ...

Flood Risk Technology, Part IV: Flood Inundation Mapping and Forecasting

Articles 09-05-2018

Residents often don’t have much reaction time to prepare or evacuate when a flood strikes, especially in smaller watersheds. But what if our communities knew with greater confidence what areas would flood during a rainfall event? ...

How Visualization Helps Us ‘See’ the Road

Articles 08-22-2018

Imagine being dropped right into the middle of traffic on Interstate 635E, which loops around Dallas. It’s a version of the highway you have never seen before. Look around. You experience wide-open expanses, elevation changes and new traffic patterns. Not only are you seeing what this new interstate looks like ...

Halff Intern Awarded TexITE Scholarship

Inside Halff 08-21-2018

The Greater Dallas Section of the Texas District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE) recently awarded a scholarship to Halff intern Mynor Jacome for the second consecutive year. Mynor was one of two recipients to receive the highest scholarship award amount. ...

Gary N. Oradat, PE, Joins Halff as Director of Water Utilities

Press Releases 08-02-2018

Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Gary N. Oradat, PE, has joined Halff’s headquarters in Richardson as director of Water Utilities. ...

Jessica Baker Named ENR Top 20 Under 40, Shares Insights at ENR Roundtable

Inside Halff 08-02-2018

Vice President Jessica Baker was recently named to ENR's national Top 20 Under 40 list after being selected at the regional level for Texas and Louisiana. At ENR's invitation, Jessica traveled to San Francisco in June to participate ...

Halff Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Marlar Engineering Co., Inc.

Press Releases 07-30-2018

Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, has announced that Marlar Engineering Co., Inc. of North Little Rock, Arkansas, has joined Halff. ...

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Right of Way

Articles 07-25-2018

Right of way is defined by Merriam-Webster as an easement or servitude over another's land conferring a right of passage. However, it is more particulary described as a strip of land used as a roadbed—for street, highway or railway—or for ...

Ceremony Celebrates Williamson County RM 620 Widening Project

Press Releases 07-24-2018

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Williamson County officials unveiled Phase 2 of RM 620 improvements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 23. Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, developed ...

Stephen Gbur, PE, Joins Halff as Senior Project Manager

Press Releases 07-17-2018

HOUSTON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Stephen Gbur, PE, has joined Halff’s Houston office as a senior project manager ...

Finding Dollars to Build Our Highways

Articles 07-11-2018

Who pays for our highways? And how? Those are multibillion-dollar questions today in Texas, where highways are becoming more congested due to skyrocketing population growth, and a funding shortfall exists to address all high-demand projects. The attempt to mitigate congestion is often outweighed by other critical ...

Friendly Competition Leads to Better Ideas and Workflow

Inside Halff 06-29-2018

Sports teams will often hold scrimmages—or practice games—that involve team members competing against each other. The goal of these scrimmages is to improve players’ individual performances while helping teams discover their own strengths. ...

What Local Governments Need to Know Before Pursuing Federal Funding

Articles 06-27-2018

Local governments have an important decision to make before committing to widen a roadway, add a turn lane or even construct a new recreational trail for residents. Will they accept federal funding for the project? Federal grant programs assist ...

Seven Halff Summer Spots to See

Inside Halff 06-15-2018

Summer is often thought of as a time for a nice getaway. Many people across the country take to the coasts for a relaxing vacation on the beach, while others retreat to the mountains to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind for a few days. Some even venture to an […] ...

Designing a Built Environment That Is Resilient

Articles 06-13-2018

Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans in 2005 and wreaked havoc on built-up areas of the Gulf Coast. The Caribbean, Eastern United States and Gulf Coast areas were then visited by devastating hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey in 2017. ...

HCI Landscaping Project Benefits Emily’s Place

Inside Halff 06-05-2018

Employees from Halff's Richardson office improved the curb appeal of a home last week during an HCI effort in Plano, Texas. The volunteerism was for Emily’s Place, which provides long-term housing and counseling for women ...

Halff Earns Zweig Group’s Trifecta Award

Inside Halff 06-04-2018

Halff has won several awards from the Zweig Group recognizing our achievements in the A/E industry. First, Halff was named to the Zweig Group's 2018 "Best Firms to Work For" list based on a variety of factors, such as our workplace practices, employee benefits, retention rates and more. ...

From Start to Finish, a Brush With Greatness

Inside Halff 05-29-2018

Most of us cringe. That is, when we’re asked to sketch any semblance of a person or a face. Even in the simplest of board games, the challenge of drawing can cause sheer terror. Landscape designer Letora Anderson is not one of those people. ...

HCI Helps Restore Houston Home Affected by Flooding

Inside Halff 05-25-2018

HCI volunteers from the Houston and Conroe offices spent Saturday, May 12, volunteering and teaming with Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH). Together, they helped restore the home of Ms. Betty in the Garden Oaks area of Houston. ...

Flood Risk Technology, Part III: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling

Articles 05-23-2018

Planning and designing projects that identify risk and mitigate flooding are top of mind, especially following the devastating 2017 hurricane season and other recent dramatic rainfall events. ...

Tim James, PE, CFM, Joins Halff as Business Development Manager

Press Releases 05-23-2018

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Tim James has joined Halff’s headquarters in Richardson as a business development manager with more ...

Why Benchmarking Your Building’s Energy Efficiency Is So Important

Articles 05-09-2018

Sustainability is a cornerstone of most buildings designed today. Sustainable design preserves critical resources such as energy and water, and incorporates materials that are environmentally friendly. What can be done about older, existing buildings? ...

Shaun Cranston Joins Halff as Director of Land Development Services

Press Releases 05-03-2018

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Shaun Cranston has joined Halff’s Austin office as director of Land Development Services. ...

How Infill Redevelopment Can Benefit a Community

Articles 04-25-2018

Common sense tells us it is much easier and more attractive to develop land that hasn’t been touched. A greenfield site, which has not previously been used for any residential, commercial or industrial purpose, offers a clean slate and a multitude ...

What You Need to Know About Stream Erosion, Stabilization and Restoration

Articles 04-11-2018

Take a step back in time for a moment and imagine yourself trekking across Plano, Texas, 150 years ago. If you prefer a South Texas suburb, settle in Katy. Or head north to Oklahoma City. Prairie lands exist as far as you can see. ...

Where? Surveyors Have the Answer

Articles 03-28-2018

Land surveying is often a tale of the classic five W’s. However, the "where" part of the equation is the most important part of surveying. Surveyors provide information about where things are, such as boundary lines or physical features on the ground. They can tell us where future boundary lines or physical features are wanted. ...

The Story Behind Destination Parks

Articles 03-14-2018

Merriam-Webster defines destination as "a place worthy of travel or an extended visit." In the landscape architecture world, that destination could be a park, an urban plaza or even a walkway that connects points of interest within a community. Destination parks all have stories ...

Flood Risk Technology, Part II: Historical Rainfall Records

Articles 02-28-2018

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have altered parts of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean forever. As a result, new criteria and standards for flood control/stormwater features are being examined closely. ...

Ryan T. Smith, PE, CMQ/OE, Joins Halff as Director of Construction Services

Press Releases 02-20-2018

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Ryan T. Smith, PE, CMQ/OE, has joined Halff as director of Construction Services. Ryan brings nearly ...

The Value of Communication and Interaction in Process Safety Management

Articles 02-14-2018

It is known to oil and gas firms as Regulation 29 CFR 1910.119. Its purpose: “This section contains requirements for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals ...

Jessica Baker Named Top Young Professional by ‘ENR Texas and Louisiana’

Inside Halff 02-12-2018

Vice President Jessica Baker (Richardson), PE, CFM, PMP, was recently named to ENR Texas and Louisiana’s 2018 Top Young Professionals list. Formerly the publication’s Top 20 Under 40 list, firms from across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi ...

Applying Low Impact Development Features That Are Practical

Articles 01-31-2018

What do bioswales, detention/retention basins, vegetated rooftops, permeable pavers, constructed wetlands and rain barrels have in common? They are low impact development features that assist in managing stormwater runoff. ...

Caught in Traffic? Time to Think About the Future of Transportation

Articles 01-17-2018

Ah, stress. You know it well. It’s that anxiety that overcomes you when all you can see is an ocean of red brake lights in front of you on the interstate. Breathe. The average rush-hour commuter in America spends 42 hours per year sitting in gridlock ...

Matt Bucchin Named Division Chair of APA’s Sustainable Communities Division

Inside Halff 01-10-2018

Team Leader and Director of Planning Matt Bucchin (Austin) was named the division chair of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) on Jan. 1. He will be the division chair until Dec. 31, 2020. As division chair ...

When to Consider Daylighting a Stream

Articles 01-03-2018

Think about the most exciting places to go in your community. In many cases, they are where the water and the land meet—edges of streams or lakes or even oceans. Those areas create interest, value and opportunity. They are where the energy is at. Throughout the last century, many of the […] ...

Ethics Are Deep-Rooted in Halff Culture

Inside Halff 12-13-2017

Ethics have been an integral part of Halff Associates since Dr. Albert H. Halff opened a one-room office in Dallas’ Snider Plaza 67 years ago. For proof that ethics are still as important as ever within the firm, look no further than Halff’s Torch Awards for Ethics honor received from […] ...

The Future of SUE Includes Deep Locating

Articles 12-06-2017

Knowing where utility lines are located is critical. No owner wants to encounter a surprise during construction, which could ultimately delay a project and increase costs dramatically. Safety is a primary concern as well, especially when encountering natural gas or petroleum pipelines. ...

Flood Risk Analysis Project Earns ACEC Texas Award

Inside Halff 12-05-2017

This year’s dramatic hurricane season and subsequent flooding events only reinforced the demand to accurately identify flood risks and needs. A recent Halff project—an award-winning project—has provided a solution. ...

Employee Feature: Forging a New Path

Inside Halff 11-29-2017

There’s just something about nature that keeps drawing Fort Worth GIS Team Leader Matt Kocian outside. Whether it’s the wildlife, the open air, the possibility of an adventure, or the opportunity for a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living, Matt likes to experience the natural world as frequently as he can ...

Flood Risk Technology, Part I: An Overview

Articles 11-22-2017

Allison, Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey are names that will forever be synonymous with the United States—for all the wrong reasons. They were each the “perfect storm” that left cities and regions underwater, shattered lives, and caused billions of dollars in property damage. Tropical Storm Allison blew into Texas in June […] ...
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Virtual Reality Allows Viewers to See and Interact With Projects in Real Time

Inside Halff 11-15-2017

Imagine putting on a pair of goggles and being transported into a new world—a world so vivid and responsive it tricks your brain into believing you’ve left behind your physical reality. Envision yourself taking a virtual trip to the top deck of the ...

10 Innovative Uses of Virtual Reality in Today’s World

Inside Halff 11-10-2017

Virtual reality is on the rise, and many industries are making the most of it to give customers and clients a vivid, “otherworldly” experience. Here are some unique ways VR is making an entrance into our everyday lives. ...

What You Need to Know About Section 404 Permitting

Articles 11-08-2017

If you type “Section 404 of the Clean Water Act” or “Waters of the United States” into an internet browser, you will see a list of links rooted in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and even schools of law. ...

When Recreation Becomes Transportation

Articles 10-25-2017

Even in the South—where the highways are wide, the distances are great, and the summer heat is oppressive—there is a growing demand for facilities that support bicycling and walking. Could it be that we are ready to ride our bikes to the office? Walk to the grocery store? Shun our trucks for pedals or walking shoes? ...

How LiDAR Contributes to the World Around Us

Articles 10-11-2017

LiDAR is a lot like a five-tool baseball player. It is extremely versatile and excels at helping us accomplish greater things. LiDAR is such a dynamic technology that it is used for an array of tasks such as floodplain modeling, urban planning, coastline ...

Silver Telly Awards Mark Big Achievement for Halff Visualization Practice

Inside Halff 10-03-2017

Halff's Visualization practice was honored with two prestigious silver Telly Awards this summer. The Telly is the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding content for TV and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast distribution. Halff ...

McAllen Office Helps Kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Inside Halff 10-02-2017

Halff's McAllen office recently participated in its first Halff Community Initiative (HCI) event by helping the patients, families, and staff of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness ...
John Kluber

John Kluber, PE, LEED AP, CEM, Joins Halff as Vice President and Director of MEP, North Texas

Press Releases 09-26-2017

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is pleased to announce John Kluber, ...
The Very Hungry CANerpillar

Halff Canstruction Team Earns “Best Original Design” for Canstructure

Inside Halff 09-15-2017

For the third consecutive year, volunteers from Halff’s Richardson and Dallas offices participated in Canstruction, a charity art exhibition and event featuring ...
Torch Awards

Halff Associates Wins Prestigious Ethics Award

Press Releases 09-14-2017

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, was recently named the winner of the 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics in the large business ...

Employees Rally to Help After Harvey

Inside Halff 09-13-2017

Little did Erik Verduzco know, he would become a first responder—pulling people from high water, shuttling them to a nearby shelter, providing comfort. After all, he was just trying to make his eight-mile drive to Halff’s Houston office to see what kind of shape the building was in while Hurricane Harvey ...
Jose Delgado

Jose Delgado Earns RCDD Certification

Inside Halff 08-24-2017

Congratulations to our McAllen office’s Electrical Team Leader Jose Delgado, PE, who recently earned his Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) designation from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). The RCDD accreditation is recognized worldwide and is one of the highest design ...
Van Short

Van Short, PE, Joins Halff as Transportation Team Leader

Press Releases 08-22-2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Van Short, PE, has joined Halff as Transportation Team Leader in the Austin office. Van brings to Halff ...

Steven Miller, PE, Joins Halff as Transportation Practice Leader

Press Releases 08-09-2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce Steven Miller, PE, has joined Halff as Vice President and Transportation Practice Leader based in our ...

Terry Helms, AIA, Joins Halff as Vice President of Architecture

Press Releases 08-08-2017

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Terry Helms has joined Halff as a Vice President of Architecture in our Richardson and Houston ...

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Halff Internship Experience (Part 2)

Inside Halff 08-03-2017

Halff seeks to provide internships full of customized learning opportunities for college students each summer. To achieve this goal, the Halff intern experience focuses on three important methods of learning ...
Morgan Cannon

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Halff Internship Experience (Part 1)

Inside Halff 08-01-2017

Halff seeks to provide internships full of customized learning opportunities for college students each summer. To achieve this goal, the Halff intern experience focuses on three important methods of learning ...

Little Rock Office Opens Under Leadership of James Arbuckle

Press Releases 06-15-2017

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, has opened an office in Little Rock at 10411 W. Markham St., Suite 320. The firm is excited to offer a full range of engineering ...

Preston Dillard, PE, Joins Halff as Senior Project Manager

Press Releases 05-10-2017

FORT WORTH, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Preston Dillard has joined Halff as a senior project manager in the Water Utilities ...

Texas ASLA Honors May With Distinguished Member Award

Press Releases 05-03-2017

HOUSTON, Texas — Halff Associates Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Tim May, PLA, LEED AP, was honored with the Distinguished Member Award by the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) ...

AIA Retrospect 2017 Theme Inspires Creativity with Crayons

Inside Halff 04-10-2017

Retrospect is a yearly exhibit, hosted by the American Institute of Architects Dallas at NorthPark Center, that gives local architecture firms an opportunity to showcase their work. The theme for this year's competition is "Cultivate." ...

James Murphy, III Joins Halff as Water Supply Planner

Press Releases 03-16-2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that James Murphy, III, who is recognized nationally as an expert in water law and policy, has joined ...

Richard Grayum, PE, LEED AP, Joins Halff as Senior Project Manager

Press Releases 03-09-2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Richard Grayum, PE, LEED AP, has joined Halff as a senior project manager in Land and ...

Keith Dewey, AICP, Joins Halff as Environmental Manager

Press Releases 03-02-2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Keith Dewey has joined Halff as environmental manager. Keith has 22 years of experience ...

Scot Laun, PE, CFM, Joins Halff as Senior Project Manager

Press Releases 02-14-2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Scot Laun has joined Halff as a senior project manager in the Water Resources Department. ...

Staff Attend Complete Streets Workshop

Inside Halff 02-10-2017

Halff staff attended a Complete Streets Design Workshop sponsored by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), held February 7–9 at the NCTCOG office in Arlington, TX. Attendees were given the option to choose their one-day intensive workshop to review and ...

John Mills, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, Joins Halff as Director of Electrical Engineering

Press Releases 02-08-2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that John Mills has joined Halff as director of Electrical Engineering. John has more than ...

Daniel “Dano” Lozano, PE, LEED AP, Joins Halff as Vice President

Press Releases 01-09-2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Daniel “Dano” Lozano, PE, LEED AP, has joined Halff as Vice President. Dano brings more ...

Long Nguyen, PE, Receives Young Engineer of the Year Award from APWA

Inside Halff 12-09-2016

Congratulations to Long Nguyen, PE, for being awarded Young Engineer of the Year from the American Public Works Association Texas Chapter Southeast Branch. Long is an active member of APWA – Southeast Branch and currently serves ...

McAllen Office Sponsors McAllen Holiday Parade

Inside Halff 12-05-2016

Our McAllen office families had a great time representing Halff as a sponsor of the 3rd Annual McAllen Holiday Parade. More than 200,000 people were expected to attend the event that included about 35 inflatables, 50 floats, several celebrities, and ...

Houston, Richardson, and San Antonio Donate to Angel Tree

Inside Halff 11-29-2016

Three Halff offices have been busy gathering employee donations for the Salvation Angel tree program. Along with the familiar Red Kettles, the Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army's highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree ...

Michael Crain, PE, Joins Halff as Subsurface Utility Engineering Practice Leader

Press Releases 11-14-2016

RICHARDSON, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Michael ...

John Ferencak, PE, Joins Halff as Director of MEP Engineering

Press Releases 10-31-2016

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that John J. Ferencak, PE, has joined Halff. Mr. Ferencak will be leveraging public and ...
Underground propane tank removal

Delivering Clear Pipeline Right-of-Way

Articles 10-16-2016

Delivering a clear right-of-way for pipeline projects presents an environmental and permitting challenge requiring a multi-faceted approach. Pipeline projects should include an environmental regulatory review during the alignment selection phase, assessment during the property acquisition phase, and testing and monitoring ...

Canstruction Team Builds Time Machine Replica

Inside Halff 09-26-2016

After months of planning, design, fund raising, and practice building, the Halff Canstruction team constructed its version of H.G. Wells' Time Machine at the Science Place at Dallas' Fair Park on Saturday, September 24, using various cans of ...

Halff Austin, Richardson Participate in PARK(ing) Day 2016

Inside Halff 09-19-2016

PARK(ing) Day (www.parkingday.org) is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban ...

Halff Associates Announces Hiring of Bob Riley for Business Development in Fort Worth

Press Releases 08-30-2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture firms, is pleased to announce the addition of ...

Why Surveying is Critical in the Success of your Linear Projects

Articles 08-16-2016

The classic “Five Ws” are Who, What, Where, When and Why. Land surveying focuses on defining WHERE. Where are the property boundaries? Where are the improvements? Where are the utilities? ...

Dan Tanksley Receives NSPE Award

Inside Halff 07-28-2016

Congratulations to Dan Tanksley, P.E., J.D., for receiving this National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) award for “outstanding leadership and devoted service” to the society. He has been instrumental to the success of NSPE’s work this year through their Committee on Policy and Advocacy. ...

The Right Power Supply for Your Process Facility

Articles 07-16-2016

It’s a holiday weekend, a storm is squalling above the public utility process facility and suddenly, as expected, power fails. Effluent water keeps streaming downstream yet it’s doing so untreated. What do you do to re-start water process operation, and ...

Halff Receives DBJ Middle Market 50 Award

Inside Halff 06-24-2016

For the second year in a row, the Dallas Business Journal set out to find the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas. The 2016 Middle Market 50 list includes public and private companies with annual revenue between $25 million and $750 million and is ranked on a weighted growth […] ...

Fort Worth Office Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Inside Halff 06-09-2016

Our Fort Worth office celebrated its 35th anniversary by having a party, making a donation to the Fort Worth Promotion and Development fund, and receiving a proclamation from the ...
Siphon 28 at Jones Road

Improving the Delivery of Raw Water

Articles 06-01-2016

Water Resources Halff Associates provides full service to our water utility clients, from the assessment and modeling of existing infrastructure to the design of pipelines and facilities. For the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), Halff developed a hydraulic model of the Highlands Canal System to identify opportunities to improve the […] ...

Halff Staff Volunteer in Dallas and Richardson Clean-Ups

Inside Halff 05-16-2016

Our staff has been busy volunteering lately! Some participated in the Trinity Trust Corporate Day of Service by cleaning up the Trinity River in Dallas and others joined up with a group from American Public Works Association to clean up McKamy ...

Halff Associates Announces Opening Tyler Office and Hiring Branch Manager

Press Releases 05-09-2016

TYLER, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces today that the firm has opened an office in Tyler, Texas, at 1121 ESE Loop 323, Suite 117. The firm is expanding its ...
Program Management

Program Management

Articles 05-01-2016

Program Management is typically defined as managing multiple projects for the purpose of meeting a common goal, and, while it may take on many different forms, there is a common process involved. At the programming level, ...

Halff Associates Announces Hiring of Russell Zapalac as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Press Releases 04-20-2016

RICHARDSON, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture firms, is pleased to announce the hiring ...

Halff Associates Announces Hiring of Bud Melton as Special Projects Manager

Press Releases 04-04-2016

RICHARDSON, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces today that the firm has hired W.J. “Bud” Melton to our Richardson office. Bud will help foster new ...

James Shanks Joins Halff as VP for Land and Site Development

Press Releases 03-09-2016

HOUSTON, Texas – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces today that the firm has hired James Shanks, PE, to our Houston office as Vice President. Joining us with ...

Halff Presentations at Texas Water

Articles 03-01-2016

Texas Water 2016 Coming in April Texas Water 2016 – the premier conference for water industry experts throughout the state – is set for April 19-22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Presented by the Texas section of the American Water Works Association (TAWWA) and the Water Environment Association of […] ...

Halff Sponsors, Volunteers at MATHCOUNTS

Inside Halff 02-16-2016

Halff was a sponsor of the annual MATHCOUNTS Competition hosted by the TSPE Dallas Chapter, held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Southern Methodist University. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide program that promotes math excellence for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. It is a math skills coaching program based on higher […] ...
White Rock Pump Station, Dallas

Historic Preservation

Articles 02-01-2016

Historic buildings contribute significantly to the character of a city, and public officials have recognized that these structures enhance the identity and uniqueness of the community. Preservation is a key strategy for economic development, urban revitalization and sustainable development. Because historic ...

Halff Named One of Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas and Austin

Press Releases 01-07-2016

RICHARDSON, Texas - Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading full-service engineering/architecture consulting firms, announced today that it ...
Social Media

Use of Social Media

Articles 01-01-2016

How to engage customers on social media continues to be a question for engineers and utilities. As you can see from the graphic below, social media continues to grow, and customers engage on it every day. Social networks have grown from being used primarily by millennials to now professionals interacting on them to develop ...

Halff Named to the SMU Cox Dallas 100 for Tenth Year

Press Releases 11-12-2015

RICHARDSON, Texas - Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading full-service engineering/architecture consulting firms, announced today that it ...
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Corrosion Protection for Treatment Plants

Articles 11-01-2015

Ben Franklin told us that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and as usual he was right. Corrosion in general is an issue that could end up breaking your bank, so you need experts who have done the research and can give ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

APA Texas 2018 Chapter Conference
Galveston, Texas
Oct. 17 – 19, 2018

2018 Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow
Benton, Arkansas
Nov. 7 – 9, 2018
Visit our booth.

2018 Oklahoma Recreation and Park Society
Norman, Oklahoma
Nov. 13 – 15, 2018
Visit our booth.