Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering services, announces the expansion of its facilities services capabilities through the acquisition of Building Exterior Solutions LLC (BES) of Texas. Terracon retains BES' 20+ employees and offices in Houston, Dallas, and the Austin/San Antonio area.

Founded in 2008, with the experience of professionals from architectural, engineering, and construction industries, BES provides innovative investigation, evaluation, and construction solutions for exterior building systems. BES' experience resolving existing building enclosure problems and developing new integrated building enclosure designs reinforces Terracon's facilities capabilities and strengthens the firm's ability to service clients across the country.

"BES adds significant bench strength to our building enclosure practice and we are excited to have them join Terracon's Facilities Division," said David Gaboury, P.E., president and CEO of Terracon. "The depth of their expertise allows us to further demonstrate our commitment to bringing even greater value to our clients."

The BES staff includes licensed engineers and certified roof and waterproofing consultants who provide design for new facilities or rehabilitation of existing building enclosures that exhibit distress, deterioration, and air and/or water infiltration. BES clients include owners, developers, architects, contractors, and organizations such as Kirksey, Memorial Hermann, Lincoln Properties, and Gensler.

BES operates as Building Exterior Solutions, A Terracon Company, as of the January 31 closing.

"Terracon is well-known in the marketplace and gives BES clients the benefit of an expanded network of resources and capabilities," said Jerry Abendroth, BES president. "The facilities services capabilities of our firms align perfectly, enhancing our ability to serve clients across the country."

The acquisition strengthens Terracon's powerful Texas presence as BES joins a network of more than a dozen offices in the state. Engineering News-Record ranks Terracon as the 3rd largest General Building design firm in Texas and Louisiana, and 11th on the Top Texas Design Firms list.


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