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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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." ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 […] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

Halff Expands Shreveport Office and Adds New Branch Manager

Press Releases 10-13-2015

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (October 13, 2015) – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading full-service engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces the expansion of its Shreveport office and a new location at 401 Market Street, ...

Asset Data Collection

Articles 10-01-2015

How many times have you heard “but that’s the way we’ve always done it?” That phrase is becoming obsolete with the advent of ever-changing technology, and Halff is at the forefront of developing real-time solutions for real-world issues. ...

Edward Herolt Attends Ribbon Cutting for Bexar County Bulverde Road Project

Inside Halff 09-22-2015

On September 17, Bexar County held a ribbon cutting ceremony for our Bulverde Road Phase V project. In attendance was Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Bexar County Engineer Services Manager David R. Wegmann, Halff Project ...

Michael Fallon Elected to National Waterways Conference Executive Committee

Inside Halff 09-22-2015

Michael Fallon was nominated and recently elected during the Annual Meeting to serve on the National Waterways Conference’s nine member Executive ...

Bringing Information to Your Doorstep

Articles 09-01-2015

A full-service engineering consulting firm. What does that mean to you? At Halff, we take pride in offering professional services in numerous disciplines, providing a one-stop shop for many types of projects. However, meeting the standard of full service means much more to Halff than preparing plans and specs. When you need ...

Adriel Garcia Receives Certifications

Inside Halff 08-03-2015

Congratulations go to Adriel Garcia of our Environmental team, as he recently received two certifications from the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. He is now a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and a Certified Safety ...
Tunnel Profile

Trenchless Technology Tunneling Methods

Articles 08-01-2015

Tunneling vs. Traditional Installing an underground pipeline is a major undertaking, regardless of the size of the pipeline or the size of the city. Traditional methods of open cut or cut and cover are appropriate and cost-effective for shallow depths less than 25 feet and if there is adequate space […] ...

Fort Worth Intern Kitt Crabb Wins Scholarship

Inside Halff 07-24-2015

Congratulations to our Fort Worth intern Kitt Crabb on winning a $1500 scholarship from Tarrant County ACEC through its intern essay contest! ...

Halff Associates Announces Hiring Tim Bargainer and Brian Binkowski

Press Releases 07-13-2015

AUSTIN, Texas (July 13, 2015) – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), announces the hiring of Tim Bargainer, PLA, ASLA, CLARB, and Brian Binkowski, ASLA, PLA, for the firm’s Landscape Architecture and Planning Department in Austin. Mr. Bargainer ...
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Smart Water Irrigation Systems and The Benefits of Using Native/Adapted Landscaping

Articles 07-01-2015

Selecting the right plants to enhance a street or building project can have long-lasting impacts on maintenance efforts and cost. ...

Halff Wins Zweig Group 2015 Hot Firm Award

Inside Halff 06-25-2015

Halff has been awarded a spot on the The Zweig Group Hot Firm List! This award recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, ...

Lynn Lovell Receives Distinguished Engineers Award

Inside Halff 06-24-2015

Lynn Lovell, PE., D.WRE, CFM, of our Fort Worth office was awarded by the Texas Engineering Foundation as one of the 2015 Distinguished Engineers ...
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The Benefits and Challenges of Going Green

Articles 06-01-2015

Sustainability… Green Infrastructure… Low Impact Development... All of these terms express a common goal: infrastructure that is environmentally-friendly, cost-effective, and integrates with the longterm quality of life goals of the community. Water ...

Halff Associates Promotes Mark Edwards to Management Team

Press Releases 05-18-2015

RICHARDSON, Texas (May 18, 2015) – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, has announced the promotion of Mark Edwards, Halff’s Vice President of Oil and Gas Services, to the firm’s ...

Halff Associates Announces Central Texas Promotions

Press Releases 05-15-2015

AUSTIN, Texas (May 15, 2015) – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation’s leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, announces the promotions of Michael Moya, PE, CFM, and Todd Jackson, PE. ...

Phillip Applebaum Speaks at Cannon Elementary

Inside Halff 05-14-2015

Phillip Applebaum of our MEP Engineering team spoke to students at Grapevine’s Cannon Elementary STEM School on Young Engineers Night, showing how electrical engineering is a part of their everyday life. ...

Marine Creek Corridor Park Ribbon Cutting

Inside Halff 05-06-2015

City of Fort Worth Parks & Community Services Director Richard Zavala kicked off the “ribbon cutting” for our Marine Creek Corridor Park project….except the “ribbon cutting” was actually the casting of a fishing line into the pond. The project includes Buck Sansom Park, Marine Creek Linear Park North, Marine Creek […] ...

Tony Almeida Wins Reinhart-Kuhlmann Award

Inside Halff 05-04-2015

Congratulations to Tony Almeida for receiving the Reinhart – Kuhlmann Award for his voluntary standards work over the past 25 years on American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) F17 plastic pipe committees. ...

NEPA and the Keys to Environmental Clearance for Your Project

Articles 05-01-2015

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was signed into law on Jan. 1, 1970, to protect, maintain, and enhance the environment amid concerns that human actions were negatively affecting the environment. NEPA requires federal agencies ...

MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway Ribbon Cutting

Inside Halff 04-28-2015

Many were in attendance at the ribbon cutting for our MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway project ribbon cutting in Dallas! The heavily symbolic monument celebrates the South Dallas and Oak Cliff communities, as well as the Trinity Forest. Halff services for the project included landscape architecture, water resources, ...

Jennifer Ramos Joins Halff Associates as Business Development Manager in San Antonio

Press Releases 04-13-2015

Jennifer Ramos Joins Halff Associates as Business Development Manager in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 13, 2015) ...

AIA Retrospect Exhibit 2015

Inside Halff 04-09-2015

Halff’s creative minds were at it again! Members of the Architecture and Landscape Architecture teams put their heads together to design an exhibition piece for AIA Dallas’ annual Retrospect Exhibition at NorthPark Center. ...

Using Creativity to Achieve Client Goals and Project Success

Articles 04-01-2015

The design and construction of linear projects, right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, environmental assessments, and many other types of engineering projects all have something in common – a tremendous number of moving parts. ...

How SUE Helps Minimize Construction Issues

Articles 03-01-2015

Here’s a recent news report we all want to avoid: “The City of Frisco has shut down all work by contractors installing fiber optic cable in several Frisco neighborhoods after crews cut six natural gas lines in the past month.” ...

Halff Associates Names New Vice Presidents

Press Releases 02-24-2015

Halff Associates Names New Vice Presidents - Professionals recognized for exemplary performance and contributions to the firm ...

How Great Utility Coordination Leads to Project Success

Articles 02-01-2015

Infrastructure projects are on the rise as the Texas economy grows. To maximize project dollars, utility coordination is essential on most projects – from local site developments to major transportation projects. ...

Resolving Right-of-Way Issues

Articles 01-01-2015

What is ROW & Why Is It Important? Rights of way (ROW) are generally defined as the right of a person or entity to use the land of another in a particular project alignment. (Most agencies consider a right of way to be an easement.) ...

Wetlands & Waterways – Navigating Federal Policy under the Clean Water Act

Articles 12-01-2014

Section 404 – What Is It & Why Is It Important to Your Project? In 1972, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act established a program to regulate the placement of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. ...

Ensure That Environmental Issues Don’t Delay Your Projects

Articles 11-01-2014

Did you know that Texas is home to 52 native freshwater mussel species that are a critical component of a healthy aquatic ecosystem? Mussels serve as water quality indicators and provide an important food source for other organisms. ...

The Importance of Rehabilitation and Replacement of Water/Wastewater Lines

Articles 10-01-2014

Buried Below the Surface... lie miles upon miles of pipe, conveying clean drinking water to our homes and businesses and carrying wastewater away. ...

Effective Communication with the Public

Articles 09-01-2014

What Is Public Participation? Public participation means involving those affected by a decision in the decision-making process. It includes the understanding that the public’s contribution will ultimately influence decisions. Public participation (also called public involvement) can be put into action in various ways: public ...

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