Alpha Testing, a geotechnical engineering firm, will retain and expand its local presence with the deal. Its leadership team will also stay on to launch a new "Texas division" for Universal Engineering Sciences’ national offerings.

The fastest-growing AEC firm in the country is strengthening its national—and Texas—presence in acquiring a Dallas-based professional geotechnical engineering firm.

Universal Engineering Sciences, a leading engineering and consulting company that recently was No. 1 on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List, has purchased Alpha Testing, a locally based firm that provides geotechnical, construction materials, and environmental testing.