News

    2017

  • Drone provides efficient aerial and topographic surveys

    Drone provides efficient aerial and topographic surveys

    August 15, 2017


    HAL’s flying survey drone can quickly characterize surfaces and has already supported several design projects.

  • Jordan Valley Water honored for saving energy and money

    Jordan Valley Water honored for saving energy and money

    July 13, 2017


    Rocky Mountain Power named the water district a "wattsmart Business Partner of the Year" for being "an excellent steward of its resources" during an energy management program with Cascade Energy and Hansen, Allen & Luce.

  • Rob Sowby publishes research in Journal AWWA

    Rob Sowby publishes research in Journal AWWA

    July 3, 2017


    The paper presents a nationwide survey of energy requirements for public water supply, the first of its kind.

  • Paula Roberts concludes 30 years at HAL

    Paula Roberts concludes 30 years at HAL

    June 28, 2017


    “It has been a fascinating journey,” Paula said. We appreciate her service and friendship over these many years.

  • HAL welcomes three new hires

    HAL welcomes three new hires

    June 20, 2017


    We are pleased to announce the addition of Tawnya Durfey, Jewels Olsen, and Jacob Nielsen to our team.

  • Modeling helps Riverton solve chlorine problem

    Modeling helps Riverton solve chlorine problem

    June 5, 2017


    After switching from wells to surface water, Riverton, Utah, experienced elevated levels of ATP in its water system. An Opflow article this month describes how hydraulic modeling helped solve the problem.

  • Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

    Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

    May 29, 2017


    The 5,000 gpm irrigation pump station will provide water to the rapidly growing southern portion of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Withdrawing water directly from Utah Lake bypasses 15 miles of open channels and offers more efficient water delivery.

  • HAL moves to South Jordan, Utah

    HAL moves to South Jordan, Utah

    May 22, 2017


    After 30 years in Midvale, we have consolidated our offices and moved to South Jordan.

  • Provo water tanks nearly complete

    Provo water tanks nearly complete

    May 2, 2017


    The 4 MG and 6 MG post-tensioned tanks are approaching completion, and the accompanying pipelines have been installed and pressure tested. The facilities will serve a new pressure zone.

  • Rob Sowby speaks on water sustainability panel

    Rob Sowby speaks on water sustainability panel

    April 25, 2017


    The discussion focused on sustainable solutions to Utah’s water infrastructure challenges.

  • HAL wins third consecutive Best of State award

    HAL wins third consecutive Best of State award

    April 11, 2017


    “This continues to be a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession and the excellent work of each member of our firm,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

  • Jordan Valley Water completes second round of energy savings

    Jordan Valley Water completes second round of energy savings

    March 24, 2017


    The savings constitute a 24% reduction from the district’s baseline energy use, achieved mostly through no-cost operational changes.

  • Dream Big: HAL celebrates Engineers Week

    Dream Big: HAL celebrates Engineers Week

    February 20, 2017


    We are pleased to celebrate Engineers Week with engineers, educators, and students worldwide. HAL engineer Gordon Jones explains his career choice and Gov. Herbert makes the event official.

  • HAL to present at RWAU conference Feb. 28

    HAL to present at RWAU conference Feb. 28

    February 13, 2017


    Topics include hydraulic modeling, utility mapping, and water source compatibility. See details here.

  • Logan water system continues to save energy

    Logan water system continues to save energy

    January 24, 2017


    In the three years since the efficiency project, Logan reports energy cost savings of 28% and water savings of 17%. “If the current savings continue, the payback period for this project will be shorter than projected,” said Paul Lindhardt, Logan’s water division manager.

  • Five benefits of a water master plan

    Five benefits of a water master plan

    January 10, 2017


    Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems are vital to functioning cities. Here are five ways a master plan can help.

  • 2016

  • Metering reduces water use in Saratoga Springs

    Metering reduces water use in Saratoga Springs

    December 12, 2016


    For the rapidly growing city, "putting in meters was going to be cheaper than developing enough water for everyone to have unlimited use," HAL's Steve Jones told the Deseret News. The city reports water savings of at least 36% after installing the irrigation meters.

  • HAL thanks retiring DDW director Ken Bousfield

    HAL thanks retiring DDW director Ken Bousfield

    December 5, 2016


    After a 40-year career with the Utah Division of Drinking Water, Ken Bousfield is retiring. We sincerely thank him for his service and leadership in Utah’s water industry.

  • How better utility mapping lowers pipeline project costs

    How better utility mapping lowers pipeline project costs

    November 18, 2016


    Buried utilities come with uncertainty. More thorough research during the design of water pipelines can reduce utility conflicts and project costs.

  • Jones and Sowby present at two AWWA conferences

    Jones and Sowby present at two AWWA conferences

    November 3, 2016


    The two HAL employees discussed water system modeling and optimization at events in California and Arizona.

  • Rob Sowby speaks at CAES Geofluids Seminar

    Rob Sowby speaks at CAES Geofluids Seminar

    October 24, 2016


    As this month’s keynote speaker, Sowby discussed the energy requirements of drinking water systems and offered recommendations for improving their energy efficiency.

  • Kearns Improvement District awards HAL for design

    Kearns Improvement District awards HAL for design

    September 23, 2016


    The district presented an Award of Appreciation to HAL for the design and construction district's 5 MG water tank and 30" pipeline.

  • IMS-AWWA conference: HAL and partners present

    IMS-AWWA conference: HAL and partners present

    September 20, 2016


    HAL participated in the section's Annual Conference in St. George, Utah. Download presentations here.

  • HAL announces new principals and associate

    HAL announces new principals and associate

    August 25, 2016


    Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) recently designated four new company principals and an associate from among its employees.

  • HAL hosts water quality seminar

    HAL hosts water quality seminar

    August 10, 2016


    Beyond water sources and treatment plants, processes during distribution can affect water quality. HAL and WQTS recently hosted a seminar to educate water professionals on the subject.

  • Video: Provo water tank concrete pour

    Video: Provo water tank concrete pour

    July 28, 2016


    Last month Provo City completed a monolithic concrete floor for its West Side #2 water tank, which HAL designed. View the time-lapse video here.

  • HAL welcomes two new employees

    HAL welcomes two new employees

    July 11, 2016


    Jeff Beverley and Ridley Griggs recently joined our staff.

  • Rob Sowby visits national lab

    Rob Sowby visits national lab

    June 20, 2016


    HAL’s Rob Sowby recently visited Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he and others studied the energy requirements of public water supply.

  • HAL wins second Best of State award

    HAL wins second Best of State award

    May 23, 2016


    For the second year in a row, HAL was selected as the Civil Engineering winner in the Best of State Awards. “This is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

  • David Hansen receives AWRA Outstanding Service award

    David Hansen receives AWRA Outstanding Service award

    May 16, 2016


    The award recognizes Dr. Hansen's work and commitment to water resources from the private sector.

  • Bill Luce recognized by WEAU

    Bill Luce recognized by WEAU

    May 3, 2016


    The former HAL principal received a lifetime achievement recognition for his service to Utah's water and wastewater industries.

  • BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water system model

    BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water system model

    April 13, 2016


    This year HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to develop Woodland Hills’ first hydraulic model. The project was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program, where students can apply what they’ve learned.

  • HAL discusses water issues at Maps on the Hill

    HAL discusses water issues at Maps on the Hill

    March 2, 2016


    HAL exhibited two maps on water use and discussed them with the public and state officials. Map downloads, photos, and video are available here.

  • Mark Wilson joins HAL

    Mark Wilson joins HAL

    February 4, 2016


    A graduate of Utah State University, Mr. Wilson comes with 10 years of experience in water resources engineering as both a consultant and software developer.

  • HAL sponsors Water–Energy Nexus Forum

    HAL sponsors Water–Energy Nexus Forum

    January 22, 2016


    The event explored interdependencies between Utah’s water and energy systems. Lt. Gov. Cox praised HAL for its extended-period modeling, and Jordan Valley Water shared its recent success managing energy with HAL’s help.

  • Jordan Valley Water embraces energy efficiency

    Jordan Valley Water embraces energy efficiency

    January 11, 2016


    JVWCD has saved $435,000 through low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency measures. HAL helped the district through a year-long energy management program that saved 3.9 million kilowatt-hours, about 10% of its typical energy use.

  • 2015

  • HAL partners with Saudi Arabian firm AMAD

    HAL partners with Saudi Arabian firm AMAD

    December 28, 2015


    HAL has formalized an agreement with Al-Masader Al-Dualiyah for Environment and Quality Systems (AMAD) in Riyadh.

  • HAL discusses water optimization with Saudi Arabian officials

    HAL discusses water optimization with Saudi Arabian officials

    December 26, 2015


    Steve Jones and Gordon Jones presented on water optimization at a meeting of the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association and met with representatives of the Ministry of Water and Electricity, the Royal Commission, and Saudi Aramco.

  • HAL presents at AWWA-IMS annual conference

    HAL presents at AWWA-IMS annual conference

    September 21, 2015


    HAL participated in the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association. The conference was held Sept. 16-18 in Logan, Utah. Descriptions and downloads are available here.

  • Journal AWWA features Logan water/energy efficiency project

    Journal AWWA features Logan water/energy efficiency project

    August 3, 2015


    The August issue of Journal AWWA features a new case study of a public works project that aligns water and energy efficiency. It describes Logan City's challenge to manage both resources and the innovative solution HAL provided.

  • Utah governor recognizes HAL as Energy Innovator of the Year

    Utah governor recognizes HAL as Energy Innovator of the Year

    May 26, 2015


    HAL was named Energy Innovator of the Year in the 2015 Governor's Excellence in Energy Awards. HAL's Steve Jones and Rob Sowby accepted the award from Governor Gary R. Herbert during the Energy Development Summit on May 21.

  • Logan project named Public Works Project of the Year

    Logan project named Public Works Project of the Year

    May 25, 2015


    The American Public Works Association (APWA) Utah Chapter selected Logan City’s Water/Energy Efficiency Project as its Public Works Project of the Year. Representatives of the project team accepted the award at the chapter’s annual awards luncheon.

  • Three new employees welcomed

    Three new employees welcomed

    May 13, 2015


    HAL has welcomed three new employees since April. We are pleased to have them join our firm.

  • Jerry Hansen, first HAL employee, retires

    Jerry Hansen, first HAL employee, retires

    May 6, 2015


    After a career at HAL that spanned 40 years, Jerry V. Hansen retired in May.

  • HAL honored with Best of State Award

    HAL honored with Best of State Award

    April 24, 2015


    HAL has been named the Civil Engineering category winner in the 2015 Best of State Awards. “It is a reflection of the contribution of many individuals within our firm that truly make a difference to the quality of life in the State of Utah,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

  • BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water-energy study

    BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water-energy study

    April 20, 2015


    HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to study Utah water utilities’ energy intensity. The effort was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program.

  • HAL participates in Maps on the Hill

    HAL participates in Maps on the Hill

    January 28, 2015


    HAL participated in Utah's fourth annual Maps on the Hill event January 28. Held in the Capitol Rotunda, the event featured dozens of digital and poster maps from the local geospatial community.

  • Water-Energy Nexus Summit features HAL

    Water-Energy Nexus Summit features HAL

    January 22, 2015


    The first annual Water & Energy Nexus Summit on January 22 prominently featured HAL, a recognized leader in water-energy issues.

  • 2014

  • Water system optimization subject of Journal AWWA article

    Water system optimization subject of Journal AWWA article

    May 30, 2014


    Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the June 2014 issue of Journal AWWA. The article describes HAL’s unique work in helping clients improve their water systems while reducing costs.

  • HAL’s master planning featured in Water Environment & Technology

    HAL’s master planning featured in Water Environment & Technology

    May 7, 2014


    Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the May 2014 issue of Water Environment & Technology. The article describes the master planning process and how it helps clients.

  • Cache project noted for design; receives Outstanding Project award

    Cache project noted for design; receives Outstanding Project award

    April 25, 2014


    The Cache Water Restoration Project was noted for its innovative design and installation of thousands of feet of box culvert in Logan Canyon. Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., and MWH served as the design engineers.

  • Groundwater project highlighted in ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine

    Groundwater project highlighted in ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine

    March 20, 2014


    A well field for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District’s Water Development Project is the subject of an article in the March 2014 issue of Civil Engineering magazine.

  • HAL celebrates Groundwater Awareness Week

    HAL celebrates Groundwater Awareness Week

    March 4, 2014


    Groundwater sustains some 44% of the U.S. population (95% in rural areas), whether from a public source or a private well. Groundwater feeds many streams and lakes and plays an important environmental role. Of all water on Earth, only 1% is available for our use, most of which is groundwater.

  • 2013

  • HAL completes largest groundwater project in Utah history

    HAL completes largest groundwater project in Utah history

    November 11, 2013


    The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is constructing a massive well field in Utah County which is receiving national attention. Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) is the project's primary engineer.

  • Jason Bradford highlighted in Blanding project

    Jason Bradford highlighted in Blanding project

    November 8, 2013


    HAL engineer Jason Bradford is working on a water pipeline in the same area where his grandfather, Kay Bradford, helped construct the Blanding Water Tunnel in the 1950s.

  • Mike Chambers joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

    Mike Chambers joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

    November 4, 2013


    A professional engineer with 21 years of experience, Mr. Chambers specializes in large-scale water storage and transmission systems.

  • Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomes Mike Price

    Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomes Mike Price

    September 20, 2013


    A graduate of Salt Lake Community College, Mr. Price will have responsibilities for IT, drafting, field work, and engineering support.

  • Rob Sowby joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

    Rob Sowby joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

    June 25, 2013


    Robert B. Sowby recently joined Hansen, Allen & Luce. He is a graduate of BYU and MIT and has contributed to scores of civil engineering projects throughout the country. We are pleased to welcome him to our team.

  • 2012

  • HAL founder honored at Utah State University

    HAL founder honored at Utah State University

    September 20, 2012


    Dr. Vaughn E. Hansen, founder of Hansen, Allen & Luce, was recognized for his contributions to establishing the Utah Water Research Laboratory and for serving as its first director.

  • HAL celebrates 38 years of engineering excellence

    HAL celebrates 38 years of engineering excellence

    February 10, 2012


    We thank our varied private, municipal, and industrial clients for allowing us the opportunity of working with and serving them with their engineering needs.