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HVJ Southeast Texas

HVJ Associates®

Southeast Texas and Headquarters

The Houston office was established in 1985 to provide full-service geotechnical engineering
and construction materials engineering and testing services to Houston, Beaumont, Victoria,
Yoakum, Bryan/College Station, Lufkin, and surrounding areas.

Geotechnical, Construction Materials, Pavement & Environmental Engineering Services.

We use our geotechnical engineering expertise to assess specific site soil and groundwater conditions and design earth structures (slopes, channels, and dikes), foundations (retaining walls, bridges, buildings, tanks), and subsurface structures (clarifiers, lift stations, buried utilities, tunnels) to economically achieve the specific project objectives.

We engineer and test materials such as soil, concrete, and asphalt to help make sure you get what you pay for and that your project performs as well as or better than expected. Services include owner verification testing, pavement subgrade stabilization, and shrink-swell mitigation mix designs, and construction observation of drilled shaft, auger-cast-pile, driven pile, shallow spread footing, and mat foundations.

Recent Projects

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

Capers Ridge Siphon-Project

CWA’s Capers Ridge Pump Station (CRPS) and 96” Diameter Water Transmission Lines, Liberty County, Texas

Liberty County: Increased the City of Houston treated water supply by providing the new solutions to reduce cost and construction and time for the two 96 inch pipelines

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Memorial Loop-Project

East Memorial Loop Roadway and Improvements, Houston, Texas

Houston: Using the HVJ process, a new technician identifies a previously unknown construction flaw at a project worksite, the solution extends the roadway life by years.

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The Boulevard Project

Houston: Innovative Mat foundation and soil preparation design reduced construction time, costs, and traffic congestion

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Main Canal Siphon-Project

Main Canal Siphon at IH-10 Slope Failure Repair, Highlands, Texas

Highlands: HVJ long term solution to a canal erosion failure protects the water supply and survives Hurricane Harvey record flooding.

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The Houston office laboratory is accredited by AAHSTO AMRL for soil and concrete testing, ASTM CCRL for concrete testing, and A2LA for construction materials and geotechnical testing.



Testing technicians are certified are by ACI, NICET, TxAPA, and TxDOT.  The office and staff are pre-certified by TxDOT for the following:

  • 12.1.1 Asphaltic Concrete Production
  • 12.1.2 Portland Cement Concrete
  • 12.1.3 Materials Engineering
  • 12.1.4 Asphaltic Concrete Placement
  • 12.1.5 Portland Cement Concrete Placement
  • 12.1.6 Embankment/Subgrade/Backfill/Base Production
  • 12.1.7 Embankment/Subgrade/Backfill/Base Placement
  • 12.2.1 Plant Inspection and Testing
  • 14.1.1 Soil Exploration
  • 14.2.1 Geotechnical Testing
  • 14.3.1 Transportation Foundation Studies
  • 14.4.1 Building Foundation Studies
  • 14.5.1 Evaluation & Design of Geotechnical Related Structures

Meet The Team

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Hossam Esmail

Senior Vice President of Operations

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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Harry Patel-512

Harry Patel

El Paso Branch Manager/CoMET Subject Matter Expert

Mr. Patel is responsible for geotechnical and CoMET services throughout West Texas and is Construction Materials Engineering and Testing subject matter expert.

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HVJ Houston

6120 S Dairy Ashford Rd
Houston, TX 77072



(281) 933-7388