Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program Collects ACEC Texas Gold

Press Releases 11-23-2021

Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, was recognized with an Engineering Excellence Gold Award in Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas.

The City of Fort Worth selected Halff in 2018 to consult on the development and implementation of its Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program (SDRP).

The SDRP builds on the City’s previous efforts and lessons learned, and it provides a strategic, long-term framework to guide condition assessment and rehabilitation. The program leans heavily on data-driven decision-making, which requires structured coordination of the data and key priorities of the internal stakeholders.

“The Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program represents an exciting and ongoing project in which Halff works with the Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department to gather and evaluate high-quality data about structural and operational trends throughout the system,” said GIS Team Leader Matt Stahl. “The program’s main goal is to identify and correct potential asset failure before it happens to enhance customer safety and service. Our Halff team is pleased to leverage both tested and emerging technologies to assist the City in its significant progress towards this goal.”

“This has been a very successful program, as inspection metrics were exceeded in Year 1 and Year 2, and more than 100 high-risk pipes were identified with structural concerns and packaged as capital projects for near-term repair,” City of Fort Worth Infrastructure Manager Cannon Henry stated in the award submittal.

The program is helping the City scale its stormwater pipe condition assessment data and inform future decisions about system maintenance and renewal.

Halff Associates has collected 12 awards in 2021. For a complete list of awards, visit here.

About the Firm

Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, diverse and multi-disciplined professional services firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided innovative solutions for clients in Texas and throughout the United States, offering full-service planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental, energy, right of way and surveying services. Halff has 27 offices in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Florida. The firm is ranked No. 102 by Engineering News-Record. For more information about Halff, visit


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