Webber Donates Education Grant to the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol

Webber’s Commercial Division donated $2,000 to the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol. The foundation uses the donations received to give grants to CSISD teachers to fund innovative projects that the school or school district alone could not support.

“One of Webber’s core values is innovation and with these grants, teachers will be able to further their innovative and creative instructional approaches to enhance their students’ educational experience.”

Todd Granato, President of Webber’s Commercial Division said

“CSISD has been a valued client for about 10 years. Along with the many projects Webber has completed in College Station, we hope that this grant will strengthen the educational experience inside the classroom as well.”

Omer Genal and Michael Morrow representing Webber at the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol on November 9, 2017. See the full story here.

The grant was made out to three teachers at Southwood Valley Elementary School. Their proposal will allow students to check out “Challenge Kits” from the library to provide opportunities for students to become problem solvers, creators, collaborators and innovators. As supporters for Texas education, Webber Commercial has contributed to the CSISD Educational Foundation many times during the past decade to help support special initiatives both inside and outside the classroom.

Grant Name: Mobile Makers – The Whole Kit and Kaboodle!
Campus: Southwood Valley Elementary School
Description: Challenge Kits will be available to check out from the library to provide opportunities for students to become problem solvers, creators, collaborators, and innovators.
Teacher’s Names: Debbie Leland, Krissy Wallace and Leah Gibson

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

ENR: Recovery, Resilience Are Focus in Harvey’s Wake

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the ENR site.

The effects of that type of flooding on infrastructure is significant, and much of it is latent because its affects the road base, Basilica says.

On the west side of Houston, a segment of the Sam Houston Tollway south of Interstate-10 was submerged under nearly 15 ft of water. Pressure from the water heaved five lanes of pavement and degraded the base on the southbound lanes. Crews completed repairs on a 350-ft by 60-ft area of pavement in just five days.

Webber LLC went to work helping Southern Crushed Concrete with that repair for the Harris County Toll Road Authority, and helped both HCTRA and the Texas Dept. of Transportation in repairing other roadways across the city.

Tim Creson, Webber’s President and CEO said

“Immediately after flood waters began to recede, our employees began collaborating on the best way to help other affected employees and their communities. From going into homes to tear out drywall to a donation program directly benefitting impacted employees, matched 2:1 by Webber and our parent company Ferrovial Agroman, our company has stepped up in these trying few weeks. In the end,
the effects of the hurricane and our collective efforts to mitigate its damages will result in a multimillion dollar impact to our business. But I’m proud of the fact that we took care of our clients and employees
in these trying times.”

At this point, agencies are now focusing on developing procurements in order to get firms on contract, Basilica explains.
No major infrastructure improvements to help with storm surge or mitigating flood risks have been put in place since Hurricane Ike struck in 2008. Houstonians endured the Memorial Day Flood in 2015, followed by the Tax Day Floods in 2016, both of which were catastrophic, and no projects were approved in the aftermath of those storms either.

After Harvey, we also worked alongside the Texas Department of Transportation to reset the concrete traffic barrier and remove debris displaced by the San Jacinto River along north bound and south bound US 59.

Ferrovial Commits $100,000 to Rebuild Texas Fund

Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, today announced a $100,000 donation to the Rebuild Texas Fund in support of the state’s recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

Announced by Governor Greg Abbott, the Rebuild Texas Fund was established by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation, to provide relief to Texans in the aftermath of Harvey, which made landfall in the state as a Category 4 hurricane.

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Webber training

Webber Training Classes at Lone Star College Begin

The Webber team has started training classes at Lone Star College, as part of the Skills Fund Development Program recently launched for our craft members. Our STX Foremen, Superintendents and Surveyors are attending a customized training itinerary focused on enhancing their skills related to Heavy Civil Construction procedures and works. Mathematics for Construction, Blueprint reading or GPS systems, along with an extensive program for Equipment Qualification are some of the courses in which more than 300 employees will participate. “We want to promote you from within,” said president of Webber’s Heavy Civil Division, Curtis Van Cleve.

Webber Awarded Texas Workforce Commission Grant

We are pleased to announce that Webber has been awarded a $780,462 grant by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate a skills development program for our craft employees

Partnered with Lone Star College, Webber has committed to training over 340 employees in areas of construction mathematics, blueprint reading and other valuable competencies of our industry.

Initial testing and placement started the week of November 14th, and classes are set to begin in January for the South Texas Region and Q1 2017 for the North Texas Region. We are very excited about leveraging this program as we continue to strive to be the employer of choice within our industry.


Webber Wins ARTBA Large Contractor Safety Award for 2016

On October 12, Curtis Van Cleve, Sr. Vice President of Operations and Sean Seelbach, Corporate Safety Director, accepted the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2016 Large Contractor Safety Award on behalf of Webber at the ARTBA National Convention in Arizona.

This is a huge win for Webber and really validates the commitment our team has made to keeping people safe. The judges focused on seven critical points, including: management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, audit procedures, safety planning, management review/implementation and risk assessment. In the end, our employee participation and the safety training trailer really impressed the judges.

Again, a big thank you to Curtis and Sean for presenting our safety program to the judges and to all the team members that helped them prepare for the presentation. It was a huge undertaking and a significant win for Webber!

2016 Annual WateReuse Awards

September 13, 2016 was the 31st Annual WateReuse Awards in Tampa, FL. This annual event recognizes leadership in water reuse among utilities, businesses and people. Webber’s City of Abiline Hamby Water Reclamation Facility and Indirect Reuse Project won WateReuse’s Large Project of the Year award! Hamby Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project was completed in Abilene TX to ease severe drought conditions.

Field construction started on January of 2014 and reclaimed water was sent to Lake Fort Phantom less than 12 months from the first concrete pour; typical projects of this size normally take 24 to 30 months to complete. Visit the WateReuse site to view all 2016 award winners.

WateReuse is a not-for-profit trade association for water utilities, businesses, industrial and commercial enterprises and more; they are the only trade association with a sole focus on advancing laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse.

LBJ Express Wins 2016 ENR Best Project

The LBJ Express has been named the 2016 best Highway/Bridge project in Texas and Louisiana by ENR, making this the second consecutive year for a Webber project to win this esteemed honor.

This year, ENR saw a total of 92 entries, and yielded 35 winners in 18 categories.

Congratulations to our Webber crewmembers and partners!

For a full list of 2016 ENR Best Project winners, click here.

Webber Builds New Galveston Cruise Terminal with Help from LAN

The Port of Galveston handles more than one million cruise passengers each year, and is the fourth busiest cruise port in the nation, ranking among the top 10 in the world. Webber and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman (LAN) teamed up for the $12.7 million terminal addition, spanning 60,000 square feet. A larger security screening area, ticket counters, and seating for more than 2,500 passengers was included.

Webber received the design-build contract in 2014 to accommodate more passengers and larger ships.  Excavation and concrete plinth work began October 2015 and the project was completed in June, free of any injuries.

“It was a team effort, with everyone working well together” Casey McKay, Project Manager, Webber.  We are very proud of the project, and you can learn more about the new Galveston Cruise Terminal project here.

More on this project here.