CLAREMONT, CALIF. — Architecture, engineering, and consulting firm HDR has acquired corrosion engineering firm Schiff Associates, headquartered in Claremont, Calif., with offices in Houston, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Schiff will now conduct business as HDR|Schiff. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Schiff Associates are experts in corrosion control and conditions assessment, key technical areas that complement HDR’s focus on helping our clients manage their facilities,” said George Little, P.E., president of HDR Engineering Inc. “With much of the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure reaching the end of its useful design life, this technical specialty is becoming more critical. We are very pleased that the Schiff team decided HDR was a good fit for them.”

“Joining HDR will provide Schiff Associates with a broader range of services and longer client roster,” said Graham E.C. Bell, Ph.D., P.E., Schiff president and principal engineer. “This is important not only for water and wastewater utilities, but for oil, gas, marine, and rail clients. Everyone on our staff is looking forward to the increased opportunities to both help our clients and grow professionally.”

Established in 1959 as M.J. Schiff & Associates, Schiff Associates is one of the oldest corrosion engineering firms in the United States. It focuses on corrosion engineering, corrosively, and coating-related services to assist architects/engineers and owners in designing, constructing, and operating structures with low maintenance costs and long trouble-free lives.

HDR is an employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,800 professionals in 185 locations worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.