Drainage, Street & Bridge

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Westbury Drainage and Paving Improvements

Westbury Drainage and Paving Improvements

Houston Public Works

Westbury Drainage and Paving Improvements

Houston, Texas

KIT is providing professional engineering services for the design of a  reconstruction of a residential neighborhood in the Westbury Super Neighborhood located in southwest Houston. The Westbury project area is bounded by Chimney Rock Road on the east, Willow Waterhole Bayou on the north, Landsdowne Drive on the west, and West Airport Boulevard on the south. The preliminary analysis of the existing drainage determined that the streets and the storm sewer system do not effectively convey stormwater to Willow Waterhole Bayou. In addition to replacing over 10,000 linear feet of concrete curb and gutter streets, the preliminary storm sewer design indicates the need for  for dual 6-ft x 5-ft reinforced concrete box sections  within the right-of-way  of Landsdowne Drive starting at West Airport Boulevard that increase to dual 8-ft x 5-ft reinforced concrete box sections before outfalling to Willow Waterhole Bayou. Also, new 18, 27, and 30-inch diameter sanitary sewers are proposed for the project along with new 8-inch diameter water lines

Project Highlights

Services Provided

Hydraulic and Hydrology Analysis · Utility Design · Pavement Design

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Tax Day Flood – Disaster Recovery Program, Little Cypress Creek Erosion Repairs

Tax Day Flood – Disaster Recovery Program, Little Cypress Creek Erosion Repairs

Harris County Flood Control District

Tax Day Flood – Disaster Recovery Program, Little Cypress Creek Erosion Repairs

Harris County, Texas

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Disaster Recovery Program was initiated to repair various waterways and channels that were damaged in the Tax Day Flood that occurred in April 2016. KIT Professionals, Inc. was assigned five separate project areas on Little Cypress Creek to assess the damage and design repairs in accordance with HCFCD standards and specifications. The project scope includes the design of reconstruction and repairs to channel banks, toe of slopes, and back-slope areas, to repair damage caused by the Tax Day Flood and mitigate damage from future events. KIT is providing preliminary engineering, final design, and construction phase services.

Project Highlights

Services Provided

Stream Geomorphology · 3-D Surface Modeling · Riverine Waterway Site Assessments

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Detention Pond at Toshiba

Detention Pond at Toshiba

Client: Toshiba International Corporation

Location: Houston, Texas

Developed Existing Drainage Area Map, analyzed the Existing System and Define Drainage Problems
Developed Proposed Drainage Area Map
Developed detailed Engineering Drawings for Drainage Improvements
Developed Specifications and quantity take-offs
Prepared storm water quality plans and report
Designed two different detention basin with pumping facilities
Assisted with the approvals from Harris County Flood Control District for storm water quality.

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Kirby Drive Development

Kirby Drive Development

Client: Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. / City of Houston

Location: Houston, Texas

KIT assisted with the design services for both the preliminary engineering and the final design of approximately 7,300 feet of a six-lane, boulevard-type street improvements project including the design of 78-inch diameter concrete storm sewer, 30-inch diameter sanitary sewer line, and 24-inch diameter waterline within the project limits. KIT was a key member of this project team that earned Texas CEC’s Engineering Excellence Award for 2004 for completing the projecting time for the Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Provided complete traffic engineering services including signal design and modifications to seven intersections, signal warrant study, traffic signal power outlet data statement, traffic signal field book, temporary traffic signal design for TxDOT/City of Houston Intersections
Designed fiber optic communications between the upgraded traffic signals and TranStar, construction sequencing and traffic control plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, pavement markings and signage.
Provided public and private utility background research and inventory services.
Coordinated the design with other designers including landscape architects, urban forester, and structural and traffic engineers.
Extensively coordinated with the stake holders.

3 Key Factors/Benefits to Client:

Award
2004 Texas CEC Engineering Excellence Award for completing the projected time for the Super Bowl XXXVIII

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Storm Water Evaluation and Enhancement Tool (SWEET) (Drainage Street & Bridge)

Storm Water Evaluation and Enhancement Tool (SWEET) (Drainage Street & Bridge)

Clients: Klotz Associates Inc. / City of Houston

Location: Houston, Texas

As a Team Member, KIT assisted in the development of the City of Houston’s Storm Water Evaluation and Enhancement Tool (SWEET). This project is an important initiative to improve local and regional storm water management for the City of Houston, requiring the development of a framework for collecting and comparing GIS based data, developing matrix and parameters in ArcGIS for identifying and ranking regions in need of critical drainage infrastructure improvements (candidates for pre-engineering analysis). KIT is assisting with evaluations related to applying the basin development factor to some of the recently completed pre-engineering reports. As a subconsultant to other companies, KIT has recently completed storm water pre-engineering services for several City of Houston designated Storm Drainage Need Areas comprised of a total of approximately 800 acres and prepared pre-engineering reports summarizing evaluation of existing drainage limitations/deficiencies, identification of critical areas within these Need Areas and development of alternative drainage solutions that are both cost-effective and functional. These alternatives were further evaluated by service area benefit factors and candidate project priority scores, developed based on the City of Houston Capital Improvement Plans Process Manual Criteria.
3 Key Factors/Benefits to Client:

Award
2011 Texas CEC Engineering Excellence Award for the City of Houston’s Storm Water Evaluation and Enhancement Tool (SWEET)