BSC, a Boston-based multidisciplinary engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm, recently announced that it has acquired Rice & Associates Inc., an engineering consulting firm. Rice, based in Raleigh, N.C., has 16 years of experience in office, commercial, industrial and residential developments. The combined companies have annual revenue of approximately $19.5 million and professional and support staff of 175. Steve Rice, current president and founder of Rice, will continue as principal in charge of newly named BSC Rice Associates PLLC.