HDR expands, relocates water research facility

HDR Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm with offices in Washington and Oregon, has a new address for its water research laboratory in Redmond, WA. The new facility has 1,000 square feet of "wet lab" space used for water and wastewater analysis and materials and forensics evaluations. It has an additional 1,000 square feet for fabrication of testing and pilot treatment units...

SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2006 – HDR Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm with offices in Bellevue, Mount Vernon, Pasco, Port Orchard, Olympia , Spokane, WA, and Portland, OR, has relocated its water research laboratory to a new facility at 2807 152nd Ave. in Redmond, WA.

The new facility has 1,000 square feet of "wet lab" space used for water and wastewater analysis and materials and forensics evaluations. It has an additional 1,000 square feet for fabrication of testing and pilot treatment units. Pilot testing is a critical aspect to the application of new technologies, as it allows for project-specific modifications enhancing performance and reducing the expense of modifying full-size facilities.

The Water Services Facility was established in 1991 as a small analytical facility to aid with corrosion control studies. It now offers a wide range of services related to water quality and distribution system analysis, sampling, pilot testing and independent and collaborative research on national water quality issues. Research clients and partners include the Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Works Association Research Foundation, and industrial associations such as the Plastic Pipe Institute and Copper Development Association. HDR's lab has provided services to clients throughout the United States and Canada.

HDR (www.hdrinc.com) is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at managing complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 4,500 employee-owners, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in 120 locations worldwide, pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. HDR is currently Number 19 in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms rankings, Number 10 in water supply and Number 12 in wastewater treatment.

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