Halff Celebrates at 2024 ACEC Engineering Excellence Gala in Washington, D.C.

May 28, 2024

Lineup of Halff attendees at the 2024 ACEC Excellence Awards Gala receiving award on stage
Halff leaders pictured (left to right): Mark Lewis (second from left), Becky Franz, Levi Hein, Shawn Bertram and Jessica Baker Daily. Image courtesy of Risdon Photography.

The Bastrop State Park Dam has been honored with a National Recognition award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the water resources category. Several leaders from Halff gathered in Washington, D.C., on May 15 to celebrate and accept this honor at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala.

Bastrop State Park Dam
The Bastrop State Park Dam was completed on May 6, 2023.

This national recognition marks the fourth prestigious accolade earned by a Halff project in the last three years. Read more details about our 2022 National Recognition for FAMU Way.

Halff professionals attending the ACEC Awards Gala dinner reception 2024

I’m incredibly proud of our team, who partnered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to support their mission of ‘life’s better outside’ through our commitment to improving lives and communities,” stated Halff President and CEO Jessica Baker Daily (pictured top right). “It was a night worth celebrating!”

This impactful project would not have been possible without the collaboration of Halff’s environmental, engineering, structural and surveying teams, and many more multi-discipline professionals. The dam reconstruction will allow park visitors to enjoy the lake views and water activities at Bastrop State Park.

Shawn Bertram, Becky Franz, Mark Lewis, Levi Hein and Jessica Baker Daily standing next to Bastrop Dam award at ACEC Awards Gala
Shawn Bertram (left), Becky Franz, Mark Lewis, Levi Hein and Jessica Baker Daily attended the 2024 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. for the Bastrop State Park Dam.


Halff sits at No. 16 nationally in the companies with 1,000 to 2,499 employees in the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award rankings presented by Energage. Halff was recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Orlando, Oklahoma, San Antonio and Tampa. We have also been recognized as a Top Workplace in Austin and Dallas nine times each since 2015, seven times in Houston since 2016 and for the second consecutive year in San Antonio this year.

Cumulatively, Halff has been recognized as a Top Workplace 36 times.


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