McKim & Creed, an engineering, surveying and planning firm with offices throughout the Southeast, announced that it has acquired a 31-person AECOM survey operation based in Texas, formerly known as SURVCON.

The Texas group will operate under the name SURVCON, a Division of McKim & Creed. The acquisition allows McKim & Creed and SURVCON to bring innovative Geomatics technologies to clients in the transportation, energy and institutional industries, according to a company announcement. SURVCON’s operations were established in Houston during 1974 and provide surveying and aerial mapping services from offices in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Georgetown, Texas. McKim & Creed is a 300-person multidisciplinary firm with offices throughout North Carolina, Florida and Georgia.

“This acquisition leverages SURVCON’s solid experience and longstanding client relationships with the innovative Geomatics technologies McKim & Creed offers,” said Herbert P. McKim, Jr., PE, PLS, McKim & Creed president and chief operating officer, in a statement. “Expanding into Texas is part of McKim & Creed’s long-term strategic plan, and combining our extensive experience in the natural gas, energy and power industries with SURVCON’s niche services and established presence is a natural fit and an excellent entryé into the state.”

In addition to conventional surveying and mapping services, the newly expanded SURVCON will offer remote sensing services that include mobile and airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and aerial photography, as well as hydrographic surveying and subsurface utility engineering (SUE).

SURVCON Regional Manager Jay Canine, RPLS, will oversee Geomatics operations in Texas. Julie McDonald, PE, PLS, a senior Geomatics project manager with McKim & Creed’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office, will transfer to Houston to assist with integration and business development.