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Texas-based Alan Plummer Associates Acquires FEI Engineers

Texas-based Alan Plummer Associates Acquires FEI Engineers

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI


Texas-based Alan Plummer Associates Acquires FEI Engineers
Acquisition expands services to Rocky Mountain West

Fort Worth, TX — Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Texas-based water and environmental engineering firm, has announced it will expand its geographic reach through the acquisition of FEI Engineers, Inc. a Colorado-based engineering company with clients throughout Colorado and New Mexico.

“We are pleased to combine the knowledge, technical expertise and solid experience of these two successful companies,” said Chris Young, PE, CEO of Alan Plummer Associates Inc. “Like Alan Plummer Associates, FEI Engineers has considerable expertise in water and wastewater and also shares our values and our approach to serve clients and retaining and attracting strong talent.”

The acquisition fits Alan Plummer Associates’ strategy to remain privately owned and grow its geographic reach nationally. “We are already known as one of the most technically competent engineering firms in the water

Employee Spotlight: Peggy Glass, Ph.D

Employee Spotlight: Peggy Glass, Ph.D

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What drew you to APAI originally? And how has it changed in 30 years?

I had worked with Alan Plummer in several capacities previously, and I admired his integrity and commitment to quality—and what a genuinely nice person he was. I anticipated that the company would reflect those values, which it did. I do not think that has changed in 30 years.

What was your favorite project to work on while at APAI?

I really don’t have a favorite.  I look forward to coming to work every day to see what interesting things the day will bring.  The major reason I am still here at an age when many of my contemporaries have retired is because I find the work meaningful and challenging, and I really enjoy being around the people I work with.

Before working at APAI, what was the most unusual or interesting


Asset Management on a Shoestring!

Data-Driven, GIS-centric AM Analysis

Over the past few months, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI) has been conducting asset management brown bag sessions for our municipal clients. The goal of these sessions is to share ideas, solutions and best practices for delivering asset management to cities with special emphasis on limited budgets. APAI has developed a GIS-centric process for asset management analysis that is data-driven, risk-based, and cost-effective. The process and results are designed to help utilities perform better asset evaluations and guide capital decision-making.

As a result of these client sessions, we have been asked several questions that may prove beneficial for other municipalities that are considering their asset management options. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the questions.

1. What is the cost range for doing an asset management plan on a shoestring?
ANSWER: Budgets for doing these types of asset management plans are highly

APAI Rolls Out CIP Assessment Tool

APAI Rolls Out CIP Assessment Tool

APAI is Taking Capital Project Decision Making to the Next Level

APAI has developed the dynamic, data-driven, and risk-based CIP Assessment Tool to help utilities perform better asset evaluations and guide capital decision-making.

Due to municipal budget constraints, capital projects are often selected as reactions to emergencies and citizen feedback. This tool generates a proactive alternative – technical, risk-based results to guide capital investments. The application is web-based, so there is no hardware to install or manage. The data is secure and password protected but fully accessible and updatable by you, the client. Output from the CIP Assessment Tool can also be used to communicate with citizens and public officials.

APAI will develop the risk matrix, mobile application, and secure web interface for your custom asset database, and the rest is up to you. Once your master database is built, we can provide field and technical support, if needed.


Newly Elected Member of APAI’s Board of Directors

Newly Elected Member of APAI’s Board of Directors

Alan Plummer Associates Inc. (APAI) announces the election of its newest member of its Board of Directors, Alan E. Davis, PE, PMP

“We are very excited about Alan joining the APAI Board of Directors,” said Dr. Peggy Glass, Chairman of the Board. “He embodies a spirit of community, and brings talent and a fresh perspective and presence to the board.”

With more than 18 years of experience, Alan leads the Water Reuse Treatment Design Practice at APAI. His water treatment design projects have included hydraulic analysis, conventional and high-rate clarification, low-pressure membrane design, ion exchange, UV advanced oxidation, conventional disinfection, hypochlorite generation, and taste and odor design.

“We have a very strong foundation in place, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this appointment,” said Alan Tucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of APAI. “APAI’s future is very bright as the torch is being passed on to some of our


APAI & TAWWA announce 2016 Scholarship Opportunity

Texas AWWA Logo_400x400APAI is proud to partner with TAWWA to offer a $3,000 scholarship to students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering at a Texas university. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking education funding for their desired degree plans. APAI is an advocate for education and is pleased to support this effort for the next generation of engineers.

  • Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, senior, fifth or master’s degree year in the fall of 2016 and be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering within a ABET accredited engineering program or Scientist degree in Environmental Life, Water, Biology or related field; and have an expressed interest in the water industry
  • Full-time or part-time attendance at a Texas university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

APAI in the News: Expert water reuse evaluations in San Angelo, TX

City government reporter Rashda Khan/Standard-Times recently wrote a multi-part series on San Angelo’s water supply. Throughout the month of April, the articles have been featured in the Standard-Times.

Alan Plummer was selected by the City of San Angelo to perform a water reuse study with the goal of providing the city with recommendations for water reuse projects. The study was completed in June 2015.

“Our focus was on drinking water options because it would provide the more valuable resource for San Angelo,” said Dr. Ellen McDonald, senior water resources engineer with Alan Plummer.

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1: Experts explain San Angelo’s wastewater pilot project

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 2: A tale of three Texas cities and water reuse

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 3: Experts evaluated water reuse options, found best fit for San Angelo


New Office in Corpus Christi, TX

On April 4, 2016, APAI officially put down roots in Corpus Christi, Texas at 5934 South Staples Street, Suite 220. This strategic step strengthens our position for water and wastewater engineering design and consulting work along the Texas Gulf Coast.

APAI has served coastal clients over the past 20 years from our offices in Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston. APAI enjoys solid relationships with several coastal water utilities and port authority clients providing stormwater, environmental, water quality, and regulatory support consulting as well as treatment system design services.

We are working to further increase our client base in the coastal bend area and to expand our range of services which include, planning and design for water, wastewater, and water reuse treatment systems as well as water conveyance systems. Water efficiency, stormwater, water reuse, and disaster recovery are other important expertise that APAI brings to


Betty Jordan honored with 2016 WEAT Lifetime Achievement Award

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It’s not just about technical expertise, but personal integrity. For the past 36 years, APAI’s principal Betty Jordan has taken an active role in developing creative approaches to a variety of challenging engineering projects. As she likes to say, “my heart’s in sewage,” and we’re glad it is! Betty is one of the true characters in our industry.

The Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) has recognized Betty for her extraordinary efforts and commitment to the clean water environment as the recipient of the WEAT’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She was presented with the award at the 2016 Texas Water Conference Luncheon held at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Wednesday, April 20th.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated continual and tireless contributions toward the improvement of the water environment


Journal AWWA Author Highlight – Chris Boyd

Chris-Boyd-2_2015-hs-2Chris Boyd, PhD, PE was the featured authored in the March 2016 edition of Journal AWWA. Chris co-authored “Developing Membrane Filtration Through Multi-city Collaboration.” The Author Highlight gives additional recognition to the people who contribute high-quality content to the publication.

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