Utility Experience (selected)

​Grand Parkway Toll Road (client: Spring Creek Constructors)

Identification of over 85 public and private existing utilities within a 35 mile proposed Toll Road alignment in preparation for the final bid documents.  In addition to the traditional location tasks, all SUE levels D thru A, MSI initiated and performed on-going coordination with utility owners.  Coordination activities included:

  • Determining size/type/material/wall thickness of each pipeline for preparation of relocation/adjustment tasks to meet current pipeline requirements.

  • Scheduling, Construct-ability reviews and cost estimates were performed on all public and private utilities within the project area.  

  • Identification and pre-preparation of all TxDOT agreements including MOU, JUA, UAAA, and others as required based on the utility characteristics.  TxDOT assembly (full and abbreviated as applicable) packages were identified as well.

  • Preliminary negotiations with each utility owner to determine design, construction, inspection, and cost(s) were included in the deliverables.  On-going cost estimates and their impact was performed to assist the contractor with final bid preparations as the proposal developed.

TxDOT Houston District On-Call SUE (IE)
Locations, Project Management, Data Management, CAD for the Utility Level/Layer(s) to be incorporated into the final drawings was performed on a 2 mile section of SH 290 in preparation for Engineering Design.  Data Management was performed using a communication  and document matrix developed at the onset of the assignments.  Preparation of the overall utility plan identifying each line, size, material, location, elevation, range of avoidance, ownership and coordination with TxDOT Engineers.

FEMA / City of Houston Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis (IE)
FEMA funded study for the City of Houston to evaluate community risks and assessed mitigation efforts pertaining to linear hazards within the City of Houston. The evaluation included considerations of toxic release, hazardous pipelines, and other key indicators for emergency management's use.
The deliverable included CAD ability to to link directly to TNRCC's site that contains the latest information on a particular line. 
Additional considerations in the study included flooding hazards, high wind hazards (hurricanes) and issues relative to evacuation routes.  The final deliverables included information relating to the issue point and a 3 mile influence radius of either a site release/spill or pipeline release/spill.

Grain Elevator Pesticide Line (client: Port of Houston)  (IE)
Coordination and removal plans/specifications of an existing grain elevator's pesticide lines at the Port of Houston.  The elevator built in 1927 transported grain from the storage facility to ships at the dock. Pesticide lines which ran throughout the facility, were active and contained hazardous materials dangerous to demolition crews.  As a cost and schedule effective measure, the lines were independently removed by qualified/certified firms prior to overall demolition.  

Downtown Streets Utility (IE)
Served as the review  coordinator for SW Bell, existing line  verification, proposed relocation  design, conflict resolution, and coordination  with roadway design teams, PS  & E reviews and recommendations.