COMMERCIAL SITE DEVELOPMENT
Gamma Construction Company, Inc.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
WGA provided civil engineering services for Kelsey-Seybold’s Corporate Administration Building; a 123,000-SF facility that is used to house the corporate and administrative staff for one of the largest health care providers in the Houston metropolitan area. This facility is located in the Shadow Creek Master Planned Community which is located in the western end of Pearland, Texas, near the intersection of SH 288 and the Sam Houston Tollway and abuts directly to Clear Creek. Early in the development stages of the project, WGA identified several potential conflicts that required early coordination and resolution to minimize potential complication during the advanced design development phase of the project. These challenges included floodplain coordination, US Army Corp of Engineers permitting, the close proximity of potential access points to a roadway bridge, and coordination with TxDOT for the roadway expansion of FM 2234 (Shadow Creek Parkway). This building consisted of a complex series of tilt-walls and intricate landscaping and sidewalk layout. WGA worked with the design team to generate a detailed grading plan that allowed for unobstructed sheet flow in and around the complex building footprint and the landscape elements while also minimizing associative earthwork cost.
Also included as part of this project was an 8-foot-wide sidewalk located along the Clear Creek high bank, which was required by the City of Pearland to be constructed by the developer to incorporate into the City of Pearland Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan. WGA worked closely with the City of Pearland and Brazoria Drainage District #4 to coordinate the construction of this trail along the high bank of Clear Creek while ensuring that there would be no impact to the conveyance or floodplain storage capacity of the creek. While in construction it was discovered that the existing storm sewer system that the site was planned to outfall into was failing. WGA worked with the developer and the previous landowner to determine the reason for the failure of that system and to determine a reasonable solution to this problem that would ensure that the site drainage would not be impeded and thusly assuring that the project site would drain properly throughout the life of the facility. Once completed, the Kelsey-Seybold Corporate Office Building has become a beacon for the Pearland Community, one that WGA is very proud to have been a part of.