The next time you park your car in Houston, you might be just a few feet above a system of chambers holding hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of stormwater. Underground stormwater detention systems are becoming an increasingly attractive option in densely developed urban areas where large above-ground detention basins aren’t feasible.
In most municipalities, long before someone fills their coffee maker, water glass, or tub, a team of engineers has spent considerable time figuring out the best possible way to get them the water they’ll need safely, reliably, and cost-effectively. From the water towers visible in most communities to complex pump and tank systems, municipal water systems require an extensive period of research, planning, and problem-solving before they can be built and implemented. Engineering teams, for example, have to make sure that the system will have enough capacity to meet current, and future, demand.
Hallmark Floors acquired a 170,476 SF distribution center from Vigavi on June 9th. The distribution center is located west of the Gulf Freeway near the Sam Houston Tollway at 730 Genoa Red Bluff Road. WGA served as the civil engineer on this project.
In response to the NOAA Atlas 14 rainfall which was recently published, the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has proposed interim guidelines and criteria for projects affecting HCFCD right-of-way.
In response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlas 14 rainfall data which was recently published,
Houston-based civil engineering consulting firm, Ward, Getz & Associates, LLP (WGA), has positioned itself for strategic growth with the promotion of four associates to partner. The promotions follow a period of intense focus on attracting
With a firm-wide plan of growth and expansion, WGA promoted four key Project Engineers to the role of Project Manager. These professionals personify everything that WGA stands for: excellence in engineering, a commitment to take on new challenges, and a true passion for serving their clients. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and watching as they will undoubtedly do great things!
WGA LLP is a proud supporter of 2018 Homeaid Houston Project Playhouse.
Effective Monday, April 23, 2018, the responsibility for stormwater capacity will transfer from the Utility Analysis section to the Office of the City Engineer. The new Stormwater Information Form will replace the Stormwater Letter of Availability Application form. The Utility Analysis Section will continue to process stormwater applications that have already been submitted to the Houston Permitting Center.
In response to the devastating flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston and Harris County began the process of drafting revisions to the floodplain development regulations with the main objective of reducing the risk of flood losses for future development projects.