HVJ Statewide

HVJ Associates®


We provide environmental services from the HVJ office in Houston, established in 1985.

Environmental Geology and Engineering Services

We provide hazardous waste, wetlands, fault, and aquifer characterizations and NEPA assessments for a diverse client base with an emphasis on public infrastructure projects. Long, horizontal construction projects are different due to the potential impacts of facilities near the alignment but not within the right of way.  We identify possible effects early in project development and provide mitigation strategies so the project can proceed on time and achieve the project goals.

Recent Projects

We focus on public sector infrastructure projects.  We deliver superior engineering knowledge and an outstanding collaborative experience.

Luce Bayou-Project

Environmental Site Assessments for Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project

Harris/Liberty County: HVJ assesses presence of environmental concerns on 45 tracts allowing water project to proceed on schedule.

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Grand Parkway-Project

Phase I Initial Site Assessments of Grand Parkway Segments H & I-1

Chambers/Harris/Liberty/Montgomery County: HVJ assesses presence of environmental concerns on 10 tracts allowing transportation project to proceed on schedule.

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Ellington Spaceport-Project

Ellington Field Spaceport Development Project

Houston: HVJ locates faults on Spaceport site so structures can avoid damage due to fault movement.

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Field staff have OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER training with required 8 hour annual refreshers.  The office and staff are pre-certified by TxDOT for the following:

  • 2.3.1 Wetland Delineation
  • 2.13.1 Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment

Meet The Team

Hossam Esmail

Hossam Esmail

Executive Vice President

Mr. Esmail joined HVJ in 2000, and provides overall leadership for Professional Services and Pavement Engineering.  He is a successful Chief Operations Officer with extensive experience in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, and Business Development.

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Sharmi Vedantam

Houston Branch Manager

Ms. Vedantam is dedicated to client satisfaction and developing efficient teams that take care of client needs through quality submittals.

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Anil Raavi

Professional Services Department Manager

Mr. Raavi manages Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering providing solutions to both technical and project delivery needs.

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Ed Hawkinson

Ed Hawkinson

Environmental/ Geology Subject Matter Expert

Mr. Hawkinson is an expert in hazardous waste, wetlands, NEPA, fault, and aquifer characterization for public infrastructure projects.

HVJ Houston

6120 S Dairy Ashford Rd
Houston, TX 77072



(281) 933-7388