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.

Webber Opens Central Texas Office in New Braunfels

Houston, October 24, 2017 – Webber, LCC has opened a Central Texas office in New Braunfels to expand its reach to Central and Southern Texas counties. Both the heavy civil and waterworks divisions have started their expansions with the commercial division to follow.

The heavy civil division currently has four projects in Central Texas, including Loop 1604, US 281, the San Antonio International Airport and SL1 (Mopac) in Austin. The waterworks division currently has 10 projects spread throughout Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Laredo.

Adding the new office is part of Webber’s goal to build a stronger presence in the Central Texas geographic area and establish long-term relationships with vendor partners and clients.

“New Braunfels is the perfect location to expand our business in Central Texas,” said Felix Martin, Webber’s Heavy Civil Division vice president for the Central Texas Region. “It provides great access to our region’s backbone, I-35 and is centrally located within a half-hour drive from the two fastest-growing urban centers of our core area: Austin and San Antonio.”

The address for the Webber Central Texas office is:
2115 Stephens Place, Suite 1330
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

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.

Webber Awarded $53M Highway Underpass Construction in Travis County

Houston, October 3, 2017 – Webber, LLC, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct underpasses at the intersections of SL1 (Mopac) and Slaughter Lane and SL1 and LaCrosse Avenue in Austin, TX. The project was bid at $53 million and will be led by Project Manager Mario Rosino.

The intersection at Slaughter Lane will be constructed in two phases. Once Slaughter Lane is completed, the bridge at the intersection at LaCrosse will be constructed in one phase by closing LaCrosse and detouring traffic around. The reconstruction of each bridge has milestones associated with them that include penalties for exceeding the timeline milestone, as well as bonuses for early completion. TxDOT used innovative design concepts to accelerate construction which utilize precast bridge elements that will aid in meeting the milestones.

Proposed Intersection Enhancements

Tim Creson, President & CEO of Webber, said:

“The SL 1 project is an exciting opportunity for Webber as we expand
our Central Texas Regional Office’s footprint.”

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.

McClain County, Oklahoma Bridge

Webber Awarded $35M Bridge Construction in McClain County, Oklahoma

Houston, September 26, 2017 – Webber, LLC has been selected by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to remove a 2-lane bridge and construct a 4-lane bridge in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma on US 77. The $35 million project is scheduled to start in fall of 2017 and will be led by North Texas Area Manager, Jim Rogers and Project Manager Levi Pohlmeier.

The McClain County project consists of two phases starting with the removal of the existing bridge built in 1933 and construction of the new 3,725 feet, 4-lane bridge, spanning the Canadian River on the east end and a 5-track BNSF Railroad siding on the west end. The bridge will have both typical concrete beams and structural steel. The project is scheduled take about 24 months to complete.

“I’m proud of the strides the Webber team has made to expand outside of Texas,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “With our efforts taking us back into the state of Oklahoma, we hope that our expertise, talent and overall Webber experience will further establish our name across the region.”

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.

Webber Awarded $67M Highway Reconstruction in Jefferson County, Arkansas

Houston, September 19, 2017 – Webber, LLC has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Transportation to reconstruct 10.35 miles of I-530 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. Webber was the successful low bidder on this $67 million contract scheduled to start in fall of 2017.

The Jefferson County project will include the removal of existing concrete roadway and replacement of 329,550 square yards of 12 inch Portland Cement Concrete. Additional work includes approach slabs, maintenance of traffic, wire rope safety fence, erosion control and pavement markings. The project is scheduled to last 650 days and is the first awarded project for Webber in Arkansas.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to build a relationship with ArDOT,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “Expanding into the state of Arkansas is a great example of leveraging our existing resources in North Texas to build our footprint beyond Texas.”

The project will be led by Area Manager, Brad Caldwell and Project Manager, Daniel Hoyt.

Webber Selected for Goose Creek Consolidated ISD Agriscience Center Expansion & Renovation Project

The Ag Center started construction in June 2017 and is expected to complete in Spring 2018

Houston, TX, August 17, 2017 – Webber, LLC’s commercial construction division has been selected for the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) Agriscience Center Expansion & Renovation Project. This project will expand and renovate the existing facility located at 8312 John Martin Road, Baytown, Texas. The facility sits on a 15-acre site and will create an additional 29,000sf of animal pens and show arena to support about 350 high school students who participate in Goose Creek CISD’s agriscience program.

In order to support the needs of the GCCISD students and faculty, the project is being phased to allow the existing facilities to remain in service until the new arena and animal pens are made available. Following the successful construction and turnover of the new facilities the existing structure will be renovated to allow additional teaching facilities. Webber’s strategic planning has prioritized student safety and the ongoing care of the as they have been carefully phased and segregated to ensure that construction activities do not interfere with the daily care of the animals.

The new project will include three new metal buildings for housing many different species of animals and the expansion/renovation of the existing facilities. New paved parking with lighting and site roads will be constructed along with an area detention pond and clearing of the surrounding fields.

“Agriscience has a big presence in the state of Texas,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “We’re excited to be a part of advancing the facilities for the future leaders of the industry. We pride ourselves in building innovative spaces to enhance the hands-on experience these students need to further their skills.”

Webber Recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America for an “Excellent Safety Record” for 2016

Certificate was presented to Webber on July 10 in Austin, TX at the 27th Annual National AGC Safety Awards.

2016 marks Webber’s 4th year in a row for winning this award.

Houston, TX, August 1, 2017 – Webber, LLC was recognized for its Excellent Safety Record in 2016 at the 27TH Annual Nation AGC Safety Awards in Austin, Texas celebrated on July 10. Pete Flores,  AGC TX Safety Chairman and Safety Manager of Webber, presented the award to Director of Safety, Sean Seelbach and VP of Operations for the Highway/Heavy Civil Division, Josh Goyne. Webber’s Highway/Heavy Civil Division maintained an incident rate 25% below the industry average.

For the award, the AGC Nomination Committee looked at each company’s submitted OSHA form 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” for 2016. The committee also looked at Fatality Information, Cases with Days Away from Work, Cases with Job Transfer or Restriction, Other Recordable Cases and Total Hours Worked.

“The importance of safety in our daily lives is one that we never forget at Webber,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber. “We make it our job to protect our Webber team, care for them and keep them safe every day. I’m proud that our team is getting recognized for the results that our early morning safety meetings and extensive safety trainings made in 2016 and we need to maintain the commitment now and in the future.”

Southern Crushed Concrete Under New Management

Houston, TX, July 6, 2017 – Southern Crushed Concrete (SCC) named Richard Henderson Managing Director of the company after the retirement of 26-year SCC veteran Jim Miller on July 4, 2017.

With over 25 years in the industry, Henderson brings wide range of experience from every aspect of the recycled materials, demolition and mining business. As Managing Director for SCC, he will lead the company – that includes demolition, construction rubble recycling and mining at 18 facilities across the Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi markets.

Henderson joined SCC’s parent company, Webber, LLC, as a Design-Build Manager in 2014 and grew into the Director of Project Control position within the heavy civil division. As Director of Project Controls, he was responsible for scheduling, cost control, procurement, document control and claims. Prior to joining Webber, Henderson served as an Area Manager for Granite in Washington.

“Richard has proven his leadership abilities that Southern Crushed Concrete will need as we look to grow the company,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “His expertise in crushed concrete, sand mining and overall green initiatives will help reinforce our leadership position in the Houston market while we look to expand and grow the company beyond our traditional market.”

Jim Miller assisted in starting the company’s recycled materials operations in 1991 and has led the group though many changes, including Ferrovial’s acquisition of its parent company, Webber, LLC, in 2005.The leadership transition at SCC started at the beginning of 2017 with Henderson taking on more responsibilities as Miller’s retirement date approached.

For more information on SCC, please visit www.scctx.com.

Webber Awarded Signature Bridge Construction in Dallas County

Houston, TX, June 30, 2017 – Webber, LLC, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation to construct the SH 114 Signature Bridge in Irving, TX. The project was bid at $39 million and will be led by Dallas Area Manager Jim Rogers and Senior Project Manager Rob Weber.

The signature bridge is composed of five bridges that merge together to appear as one structure. While it’s shown in three sections, there will be on and off “ramps” in-between the bridge for cars to gain access from SH 114. The top of the bridge will have two pedestrian areas covered by canopies which made out of aluminum with translucent fiberglass panels. The canopies will have sitting areas and planters for decorative vegetation. One large steel truss will hang above the bridge supported by pylons with cables connecting it to the canopies and to the top of the pylons.

Tim Creson, President & CEO of Webber, said:

“The SH 114 Signature Bridge in Dallas County is an exciting and innovative project that will challenge our team to build a new structure that will both inspire and improve the surrounding community.”

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 the largest transportation contractor in the Texas/Louisiana region for the past four years.

sand mining operation

Southern Crushed Concrete Opens Sand Mining Operation in Liberty County

• The sand plant operations are built to help size, clean & prep 2,000 tons of material per day
• The sand mine is expected to produce TxDOT grade concrete sand and fine sand for 10+ years

Houston, TX, June 2, 2017 – Southern Crushed Concrete (SCC) has opened a new sand mine in Liberty County, just east of the Trinity River. The operation includes dredging and manufacturing of concrete sand materials onsite, with the goal of selling half a million tons per year.

James Walker will serve as the Manager of Sand Mining Operations with approximately six to eight employees working onsite. Fully prepped by the crews, the custom-built dredge arrived onsite in April and was ready to start harvesting sand by mid-May.

“This is a big investment in the sand mining business and will allow SCC to be in the sand manufacturing business in the foreseeable future,” said Jim Miller, Managing Director of SCC. “Borings on the property showed sand depths of 45-70 feet across the 130-acre lot with the possibility of mining an additional 500 acres in the future.”

The Liberty County Mine is SCC’s third sand mining operation in the Houston-area in the past 14 years and helps support its recycled concrete and asphalt operations located in Houston and Corpus Christi.

For more information on SCC, please visit www.scctx.com.