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August 2006 » Business Briefs
Omaha, Neb.-based A/E/C firm HDR has purchased the assets of the Boston-based architectural firm Warner + Associates, Inc., to enhance its own architectural practice in New England. The new operation, HDR|Warner + Associates, Inc., will specialize in the design of healthcare facilities. Otak, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and announced that the firm still is expanding, having hired 45 employees in the second quarter of this year to handle the firm’s expanding portfolio in the western United States and in the Middle East. The American Council of Engineering Companies recently honored Shannon & Wilson (Seattle) and HKM Engineering (Billings, Mont.) for their combined geotechnical and hydraulic engineering design solutions for the Beartooth Highway in Yellowstone National Park. The firms received an Honor Award at the 2006 Engineering Excellence Awards for their part in an emergency repairs project following a landslide that swept away 13 sections of the highway-the principal northern gateway to the park.

Omaha, Neb.-based A/E/C firm HDR has purchased the assets of the Boston-based architectural firm Warner + Associates, Inc., to enhance its own architectural practice in New England. The new operation, HDR|Warner + Associates, Inc., will specialize in the design of healthcare facilities.

Otak, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and announced that the firm still is expanding, having hired 45 employees in the second quarter of this year to handle the firm’s expanding portfolio in the western United States and in the Middle East.

The American Council of Engineering Companies recently honored Shannon & Wilson (Seattle) and HKM Engineering (Billings, Mont.) for their combined geotechnical and hydraulic engineering design solutions for the Beartooth Highway in Yellowstone National Park. The firms received an Honor Award at the 2006 Engineering Excellence Awards for their part in an emergency repairs project following a landslide that swept away 13 sections of the highway-the principal northern gateway to the park.


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