08
Feb
13

Program Management & Construction Managment – Town of Addison

Addison Town hall

The Town of Addison recognized that their office required support in order to execute previously scheduled and funded projects and in January 2011, RHSI was selected as their Program/Construction Manager to help them accomplish their goals.  Our initial contract was set for 90 days and involved the design and construction management of three Capital Improvements Projects.  Since then, we have been awarded 4 additional contracts that both extended and expanded our services.

In the 23 months that RHSI has been employed by the Town, we have accelerated unfinished residual projects from the City’s 2000 Bond program, recovering lost time and maintaining budgets.

Belt Line Rd Addison Street Light Fixtures AFTER
Belt Line Road – New Light Fixtures

Our responsibilities include but are not limited to: Construction/Project Management Plan Development; Master Project Budget and Schedule Development; Prioritization of past Bond 2000 projects that had not yet been executed; Development of A/E IDIQ RFQs for future Bond, CIP and Public Works Maintenance programs and subsequent approval of responding firms; Development of RFPs for Bond, CIP and Public Works projects; Creation of Bid packages and approval of responding contractors; Design and Engineering management and coordination; Construction Management and Inspection on a variety of projects.

 

04
Jun
12

South Staples Street Improvement Project

RHSI has been selected to carry out Inspection Services for the South Staples Street ImprovementProject in Corpus Christi, TX.

The project calls for reconstruction to one of the city’s most highly traveled streets.  South Staples Street has become one of the major connectors of the rapidly growing southern Corpus area and South Padre Island Drive.  The increase in growth and development in the area has lead to increased traffic which has caused pavement deterioration and poor ride quality.  South Staples Street is a five-lane roadway including two travel lanes in each direction and a continuous two-way left turn lane.  Due to a 30-year life cycle cost analysis, concrete has been selected as the preferred pavement treatment.

This project was started in March 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2013.  Work will begin in the Williams Drive area and end in the Saratoga Blvd area.

 

 

01
Jun
12

Bexar County Schaefer Road Flood Control Project

RHSI is performing Inspection Services for The Schaefer Road Drainage Project Phase I.  The job is a Flood Control project located in the City of Schertz inside Bexar County.  Beginning at the outfall at Cibolo Creek, the project ends near Hillbrook Drive, on Schaefer Road.

The project has four distinctive construction work scopes:

  • Construction of approximately 3,045 LF of open earth channels to the north of Schaefer Road.
  • Construction of approximately 6,027 LF of 8’x8’ and 12’x8’ underground concrete single storm drain box sewer going towards Cibolo Creek under Schaefer and RAF Burnette roads.
  • Construction of an outfall system comprising a 144” diameter corrugated metal storm sewer pipe and a composite (gabion and concrete riprap) outfall structure at Cibolo Creek.
  • Reconstruction of Schaefer Road with concrete curb and storm water drainage inlets.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Work-starts-on-Schaefer-Road-drainage-upgrades-3526319.php

http://www.bexarfloodcontrol.org/content.php?pageid=3&project=36

28
Mar
12

“Flipping the Switch” on Belt Line Road

Where Art Meets Function:  Addison’s newest architectural wonders are not adorning the landscape of an office building, they are new street light sculptures on Belt Line Road!  Please join us as we “Flip-the-Switch” to re-light Belt Line Road! The lights will come on at 8:00 p.m.—so please plan to arrive by 7:45 p.m. to secure the best viewing spots!

Who:      Town of Addison

What:     “Flip The Switch” ceremony: The Re-Lighting of Belt Line Road

Where:  McFadden’s Addison, 4050 Belt Line Road

When:    Friday, March 30, 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

29
Feb
12

Engineer’s Week Golf Tournament

RHSI joined several colleagues for a round of golf during Engineer’s Week, Feb 2012.

Left to Right: Major Lee Keller – US Marines,  Kent Power – RHSI, Jerry Shoemaker – RHSI, Abel Guzman – CobbFendley

18
Jul
11

Department of Veterans Affairs Kerrville Boiler Plant Renovation

Department of Veterans Affairs – A/E IDIQ for South Texas – Boiler Plant Renovation (Building 19) – Kerrville, Texas

R. H. Shackelford was recently selected and is currently performing with success on an A/E IDIQ contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs for San Antonio and the South Texas Area currently under the administration of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. This contract is for the Design and Project Management for various Capital Improvement and Stimulus Projects and includes design, design oversight, estimating, constructability reviews, value engineering and construction management (Title II Services). The primary requirements of the contract are for architectural, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering type projects for all of the South Texas Area Hospitals and clinics including projects at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital and the Kerrville Veterans Hospital. Specifically, VA specific design criteria was used to design and build facilities to include energy requirements and green building practices and all waste materials were carefully monitored and disposed of in an approved landfill.

As part of this IDIQ contract, RHSI was tasked with managing the renovation of the Boiler Plant in Kerrville built in the 1920s to create a more energy efficient facility. Renovations included:

  • Removal of all windows and replacement with pre-mulled, low E, tinted, windows and/or installation of industrial louver type windows with open/shut capability
  • Addition of intake and exhaust fans and additional temperature controls to improve energy efficiency
  • Removal of existing roof and replacement with new roof meeting all Energy Star requirements including installation of new scuppers and downspouts
  • Pressure washing, repairing and resealing all masonry surfaces
  • Interior improvements include plaster repair and installation of new walls and ceilings
  • All improvements were made following current VA (DOD) Energy Efficiency Standards

To date, all projects from the Veterans Administration have included building alteration and remodeling with careful attention to the use of green practices.

Department of Veterans Affairs A/E IDIQ for South Texas

Project: Boiler Plant Renovation (Bldg 19)-Kerrville, TX
Dates: July 2010 – Current
Provided Services: Design, Scope Refinement, Construction Management, Inspection (Title II) Services

15
Jul
11

Federal Recovery Project Mission Levee Improvements

Federal Recovery Project – Mission Levee Improvements – URS Contract with International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) – Hidalgo County, Texas

R. H. Shackelford enjoys a successful teaming relationship with URS Corporation and is currently providing Construction Inspection Services as a sub-consultant on this project. The scope of work consists of rehabilitation improvements for levees at Bentsen Palm Drive, United Irrigation Canal and Peñitas Railroad Crossing as part of the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project (LRGFCP) located in Hidalgo County, Texas. Work consists of: installation and maintenance of erosion control measures; benched excavations; placement of embankment material; preparation of right-of-way for retaining wall/levee improvements and removal of existing pavements, road appurtenances, and structures; construction of maintenance roads; construction of retaining walls; construction of erosion perimeter roads; relocation of utilities reconstruction of miscellaneous existing irrigation control facilities such as concrete boxes and gates; and construction of floodgates.

Our full-time QA Inspector works closely with our partners, URS Corp, the General Contractor, the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) and related government and border agencies and is responsible for reporting to the IBWC staff on a daily basis. Activities include:

  • Daily inspection and documentation of work activities in daily and monthly reports
  • Monitoring site safety along with the general contractor’s full time safety officer
  • Interpreting and clarifying the intent of the plans and specifications
  • Reviewing general contractor’s daily reports
  • Maintaining a file of Progress Photos
  • Reviewing and approving percentages in general contractor’s periodic schedule updates and monthly pay applications
  • Reviewing RFIs and Submittals
  • Overseeing formation of as-built documents
  • Developing a construction deficiency list prior to final inspection
  • Making written recommendations to the government concerning final acceptance
13
Jul
11

City of Laredo Federal Recovery Project

City of Laredo Federal Recovery Project – Booster Station Improvements and 3.0 MG Elevated Water Storage Tank

Laredo, Texas

R. H. Shackelford is currently contracted to provide fulltime inspection and construction management services for two separate projects for the City of Laredo, Texas. The first involves construction of three booster pump stations with a 1 MG ground storage tank and the second project is the construction of a 3 million gallon elevated composite storage tank including structural, foundation, site drainage and piping improvements. Both are funded ARRA (Recovery) projects and RHSI is providing services as a sub-consultant to LNV Engineering. R. H. Shackelford was given two months to assemble the inspection staff and were able to complete this task in just two weeks. This proved invaluable as the construction start dates were subsequently accelerated by 1 month.

Our inspection team is tasked with conducting on-site observations of the contractor’s work in progress to assist LNV Engineering with construction management to determine if the work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents. All deficiencies are immediately reported to the City of Laredo staff and the A/E with recommendations regarding whether the work should be corrected, rejected, uncovered for observation or requires special testing, inspection or approval.

We insure the contractor has arranged for inspections required by all laws and regulations for all public agencies having jurisdiction and work successfully alongside the City of Laredo Project Management Team, City Inspectors, designers, testing agencies and other entities associated with this work. Our on-site managers posses the skills to understand the entire construction process.

All documentation is maintained in orderly files including the original contract documents, change orders, field orders, work change directives, addenda, shop drawings and submittals. Further documentation of work is provided in the form of detailed daily reports utilizing the City of Laredo’s approved format, records of the contractor’s hours on site, weather conditions, site visitors, daily activities and observations in general.

Federal Recovery Project for City of Laredo

Dates: Jan 2010—Current
Provided Services: Inspection & Construction Management Services

24
Jan
11

City of Corpus Christi Capital Improvement Project

City of Corpus Christi Capital Improvement Program – Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

RHSI is responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of the City of Corpus Christi $500M 3-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Water, Waste Water, Storm Water, Streets, and Public Facilities. Projects include water supply, roadway reconstruction, street rehabilitation including several extensive mill and overlay projects, water distribution, pumping stations, building construction and improvements, park and recreational improvement, and general civil infrastructure. Continue reading ‘City of Corpus Christi Capital Improvement Project’

24
Jan
11

Laughlin Air Force Base Project

Laughlin Air Force Base – A/E IDIQ for Multiple Services – Del Rio, Texas

Tiger Tails - Laughlin AFB

As a sub-consultant to URS Group, Inc., RHSI was selected to provide services on several Task Orders including Title II Services on a $625K Munitions Storage Complex Expansion Project at Laughlin Air Force Base. The team also developed the Design-Build Request for Proposal (RFP) for the complete renovation of Building 380, the Aerospace Physiology Building. RHSI also provided the constructability and estimate review for the 2nd Street Drainage Project. Continue reading ‘Laughlin Air Force Base Project’