Woolpert (Dayton, Ohio, USA), a architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc. (Houston, Texas, USA), a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural, and construction services. According to Woolpert, the two firms will work together to address aging infrastructure concerns throughout Texas and across the U.S.
This acquisition will enable Woolpert to extend its state and federal transportation and water initiatives and its engineering and geospatial presence in Texas. As for CivilTech, the move expands its footprint in Texas, provides international exposure, and integrates industry-leading engineering and geospatial technologies. During the integration process, the company will be known as CivilTech, a Woolpert Company.
According to Melvin G. Spinks, president and CEO for CivilTech, precise and technologically advanced geographic information system (GIS) data are critical to engineering projects. With that in mind, the firms’ combined innovative technology will further Woolpert’s standing as an AEG leader in which clients receive creative yet practical engineered solutions.
“One of our core business lines is flood-risk management at the federal, state and local level, and data acquisition and advanced GIS mapping applications are very important to this work,” says Spinks. “Through science and engineering, we can advance flood modeling and disaster mitigation, improve riverine and coastal resilience, and address the impact of climate change. We were looking for a partner who has the experience and the ready-to-work platforms needed to create high-quality, state-of-the-art deliverables, and we found that in Woolpert.”
CivilTech’s fast-growing water and transportation service offerings, particularly on large-scale highway design and construction inspection projects, were praised by Tom Mochty, Woolpert’s senior vice president and infrastructure sector leader.
“CivilTech has excellent people who strive to deliver exceptional service to their clients,” Mochty says. “We share these same traits. Together, we intend to create and implement infrastructure solutions for clients that will protect and advance communities throughout Texas and across the country.”
Scott Cattran, Woolpert’s president and CEO, believes that the corporate culture of both CivilTech and Woolpert are closely aligned.
“The last five years have been one of exponential growth for both of our companies, and we each have been focused on becoming premier firms that also are among the best companies in the nation,” says Cattran. “This merger unites and amplifies that shared vision. We’re honored to welcome CivilTech to the Woolpert family of companies, and together we look forward to accomplishing great things for many years to come.”
Source: Woolpert, https://woolpert.com.