City of Houston Detention Regulation Change

We have been monitoring the City’s proposed detention rate changes via our involvement with American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Houston Chapter. This past Tuesday, we were informed that the proposed detention rate changes will become effective March 31, 2021.

Creative Stormwater Detention Option is Gaining Ground

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.

Going with the Flow: Engineering Efficient Water Systems

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.

New Distribution Center Acquired By Hallmark Floors

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.

WGA Sets Sights on Growth with Four Partner Promotions

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

WGA is proud to announce the following promotions.

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!

Stormwater Information Form Now Available through the Office of the City Engineer

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.