City of Pearland Chooses Webber for Surface Water Treatment Plant Project

HOUSTON, July 16, 2019 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected by the Pearland City Council as the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the new Surface Water Treatment Plant project. The completed project is expected to cost about $120 million and will be led by Project Executive Christian Annexy.

The project consists of constructing a new Surface Water Treatment Plant and the coordinated completion of Pre-Sedimentation facilities, a Raw Water Pump Station, Treatment Plant Process facilities, a Finished Water Ground Storage Tank, a High Lift Pump Station, and Transmission Lines.

“The new Surface Water Treatment Plant continues PLW’s working relationship with the City of Pearland,” said Atul Raj, President of PLW Waterworks. “PLW reached substantial completion on the City’s Reflection Bay Water Reclamation Project earlier this year and has already begun pre-construction services work on the new project.”

The project’s estimated completion date is 2023 and will serve more than 75,000 people.

CDM Smith is the design engineer for the project.

City of Pearland Chooses Webber for Surface Water Treatment Plant Project

About PLW Waterworks, LLC

PLW Waterworks is an innovative waterworks infrastructure construction management and general contractor serving municipalities, water districts and water authorities across Texas since 1993. PLW Waterworks specializes in water purification, treatment, reuse and desalination systems using design-bid-build as well as alternative delivery methods to help bring fresh water to millions of Americans every day.

Headquartered in Houston, PLW Waterworks is part of the Webber group of companies. Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award-winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

For more information on PLW Waterworks, please visit www.plwUS.com.

Webber awarded $192 million for Northeast Water Purification Plant Project

HOUSTON, July 9, 2019 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected for two major portions Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) plant project. The work includes the construction of all Yard Piping and building a new High Service Pump Station. The contracts have a total value of $192 million and have been signed with the Houston Waterworks Team (HWT), a Joint Venture between CH2M and CDM Smith, that is leading the Design-Build process for this macro project with the City of Houston and its four partners.

PLW´s yard piping scope of work consists of connecting the 108-inches raw water mains from Lake Houston with the north part of the plant and continuing with all process and utility yard piping throughout the plant, connecting all facilities until reaching the distribution point of the 84-inches and 120-inches finished water pipes. In total, the project team will install more than 121,000 linear feet of pipes.

PLW will also build a new High Service Pump Station, including the electrical building and all electrical connections. This pump station is sized to achieve 320 million of gallons per day (MGD) of treated water production.

“The NEWPP project is currently the largest progressive Design-Build project of its kind in the United States,” said Atul Raj, president of PLW Waterworks. “The project will expand the plant’s capacity from 80 million gallons per day (MGD) to 400 MGD by 2024, helping the City of Houston and water authorities meet water demands and fulfill requirements by the Harris-Galveston and Fort Bend Subsidence Districts that restrict groundwater usage.”

Webber awarded $192 million for Northeast Water Purification Plant Project

The estimated completion date for the project is 2024 and the plant will serve more than 2 million residents.

About PLW Waterworks, LLC

PLW Waterworks is an innovative waterworks infrastructure construction management and general contractor serving municipalities, water districts and water authorities across Texas since 1993. PLW Waterworks specializes in water purification, treatment, reuse and desalination systems using design-bid-build as well as alternative delivery methods to help bring fresh water to millions of Americans every day.

Headquartered in Houston, PLW Waterworks is part of the Webber group of companies. Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award-winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

For more information on PLW Waterworks, please visit www.plwUS.com.

Webber Awarded $63.8M IH 35 TxDOT Expansion Project in New Braunfels, TX

HOUSTON, July 2, 2019 – Webber, LLC was the low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project on IH 35 in Comal County. The project was bid at $63.8 million and will be built in 25 months.

The project consists on the reconstruction of 6.2 miles of IH 35 and its frontage roads on the north side of New Braunfels, TX. The project will include two overpass bridges over Conrad Ln/Kohlenberg Rd and another one over Parkway. The project will also include 143,000 square feet of MSE retaining walls and 135,000 square feet of Temporary retaining wire walls.

“This was another great win for Webber that is a testament to our business concept,” said Josh Goyne, President of the Webber Heavy Civil division. “Collaboration between our estimating, procurement, operations and engineering services to bid smart with innovative ideas that condense our project schedule, allowing Webber to finish a project in less time and give the improved roads back to the traveling public sooner.”

The project is scheduled to begin September 2019 and with substantial completion expected in the Fall of 2021.

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

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

Webber gearing up for Waco I-35 overhaul

This is an excerpt taken from the Waco Tribune-Herald website. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the site.

The Woodlands-based general contractor charged with a $341 million reconstruction of Interstate 35 through Waco is gearing up to start construction toward the end of next month.

“We know this is a priority project for TxDOT,” said Josh Goyne, president of Webber LLC’s heavy civil division. “We know this is something that the residents in the area are very concerned with. I think we will do everything we can to work with TxDOT to make sure we execute the project as quickly as we can and try to minimize the impact to the local public.”

Webber’s contract for the project, covering a 6.7-mile stretch from the north end of Loop 340 to 12th Street, is the largest the company has won through a bid process since it was founded in 1963, according to the company.

The project to rebuild and widen a stretch of Interstate 35 through Waco is scheduled to start late next month.
Waco Tribune-Herald, Staff photo — Rod Aydelott

Catalyst Houston named finalist for HBJ’s 2019 Landmark Awards

HOUSTON, February 20, 2019 – Webber’s Catalyst Houston project was named a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Landmark Awards Multifamily Project award. Congratulations to our client, Marquette Management, and the architect, Ziegler Cooper Architects, in addition to our partners – SCA Consulting Engineers, Kimley-Horn, Kudela & Weinheimer, WYLIE Consulting Engineers – and our own Webber Commercial project team for making this project such a success!

Catalyst Houston is a 359 unit, 28 story high-rise luxury apartment tower in downtown Houston. The first residential high-rise to be built in Houston has spectacular views of Minute Maid stadium and is home to Irma’s Southwest restaurant. Webber completed the project in Spring 2018.

Catalyst Houston is a 359 unit, 28 story high-rise luxury apartment tower in downtown Houston and was named a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Landmark Awards Multifamily Project award.

The Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city. Projects are recognized for excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing and management. Check out all the HBJ Landmark Award finalists here.

The award winners will be announced April 11 at the 25th Annual Landmark Awards Dinner and then featured in the April 12th issue of Houston Business Journal.

Catalyst Houston project also won Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Best Residential Award in 2018. Read more about building Catalyst here.

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

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

Webber employee shares engineering experiences at local high school

HOUSTON, February 11, 2019 – Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School. This series was launched to bring students exposure to experiences in different fields.

Since Webber Commercial is reconstructing the historic school, and Gabby is working at the project right around the corner from the temporary classrooms, the faculty thought that she was perfect to start the series for the seniors.

In front of more than 30 students, Gabby shared her story about breaking into the construction industry, with a special focus on her experience as a woman in this field. This caught the eye of the students that asked her about challenges she faced and how she managed to fit in the industry.

“The gender gap in this industry is a major issue, however, strides to overcome it are being made. For me, it’s about adapting yourself to different work styles, always keeping an open mindset, and embracing the positive contributions people from different backgrounds bring to the fields of construction and engineering. It takes a conscious effort by all involved,” explained Gabby.

Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School.

Gabby emphasized her passion for construction and used her experiences at the Catalyst project as an example.

“I’ve never been a fan of heights, so the ride up the lift to the top floor of the unfinished Catalyst building was met with some hesitancy. A concrete pour at seemingly the top of Houston? It was one of the best experiences of my life. I was witness to the creation of something that people would live in, laugh together in and make fond memories.”

Accompanied by the school Principal, Steve Guerrero, Faculty Member and organizer Mark Kerrissey and some other staff, the students were really all ears to Gabby’s talk. She invited them to think about a career in civil engineering and construction, stressing the importance of these fields for the development of the community.

“For us to rebuild America’s infrastructure over the next 30 years we will need to tap all pools of talent,” said Mark Kerrissey as he thanked Gabby and Webber Commercial for taking part on the activity. “Gabby inspired. Next up is building our East End labor force as we build its new school.”

Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School.

“No matter what you look like or where you come from, there’s a seat at the table for you, and the world will be a better place because of you,” was Gabby’s final message to the students. “Hey, if can I do it, you can too.”

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

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

Webber Awarded $341M IH 35 Expansion in Waco, TX

HOUSTON, December 20, 2018 – Webber, LCC was the low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project to reconstruct 6.7 miles of IH 35 in Waco, TX. The project was bid at $341 million and is the largest hard bid project to be awarded in Webber’s history.

The contract includes widening and reconstruction of 6.7 miles of IH 35 from Craven Road to 12th Street in Waco, Texas. The project scope of work includes construction of 22 bridges, the removal of three existing concrete main lanes in both directions, replacement with four lanes of 15” continuously reinforced concrete pavement – north and southbound – and reconstruction of the existing concrete frontage roads. In addition, the project includes the installation of more than 132,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete box culverts and pipe, electrical, concrete flatwork, landscape, irrigation and pavement markings throughout the corridor.

This project is located near the Baylor University campus. Due to the heavy traffic flow and adjacent retail and residential along right-of-way, the project will work during restricted hours and lane closures to minimize the impact to the traveling public and local businesses. The project is scheduled to last about 46 months, beginning in Spring 2019 with substantial completion expected in Spring 2023.

Nick Wolf will serve as the Area Manager and Robert Weber will serve as Senior Project Manager.

“In the last six months, Webber has been fortunate to be able to say that we have won the largest hard bid project in our history…twice!” said Josh Goyne, president of Webber Heavy Civil. “In August, we won the $279 million IH 10 project and now the IH 35 project in Waco has topped that record again. We are closing 2018 on a high note and starting 2019 strong.”

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

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

Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway

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

What does it take to transform one of the most-congested roadways in San Antonio, Texas, into a fast-moving expressway?

In the case of U.S. 281 in Bexar County, the answer is $370 million, almost two decades of planning, and five years of construction – but the end result will turn the 8-mile divided highway filled with traffic signals into a full expressway with two general-purpose lanes, one high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, continuous frontage roads for local access, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities in each direction.

General Contractor Webber Construction of Houston, Texas, started the project’s 3.8-mile, $192 million phase one in August 2017. With 43 months to finish and 19 bridges to construct, Webber and their 40-plus subcontractors sent 200 workers to the jobsite. Crews regularly work 24 hours a day, six days a week, with occasional Sunday hours. Ongoing utility relocations and the discovery of hidden karst features in the rocky terrain often require crews to move to a different location.

Despite those challenges, the first phase of the project remains ahead of its 2021 completion schedule. The second phase will begin next March, with substantial completion projected in spring 2023.

Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway
Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway
Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway

Floresville Celebrates Wastewater Project Completion

This is an excerpt taken from the Wilson County News website. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the site.

“This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest project Floresville has been involved in.”

Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel was describing the city’s wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection line upgrades project.

The project was made possible by a $1.79 million grant and a $7.49 million loan from the USDA Rural Development Program, in addition to the city’s direct contribution of $180,000.

“A community this size can’t prosper without an adequate water system,” U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Edd Hargett said.

Pictured: Left to Right – Henry Cuellar, US Representative, Mike Watson, Area Manager, PLW Waterworks, Abel Oliver, Deputy Area Manager, PLW Waterworks and Larry Heimer, Design Engineer, Stantec Design
Completed Wastewater Project in Floresville.

Webber Commercial Awarded $14.7M for San Marcos High School Addition and Renovations

HOUSTON, September 21, 2018 – The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, for the San Marcos High School addition and renovation work. The project is scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

In the next year, Webber Commercial will construct a new Career Technology Center and provide renovation to multiple areas of the existing school that tie into the new school addition. The new 42,000 square foot Career Center will feature a masonry façade with metal wall panels and metal soffits to match the existing school. Site work will be reconfigured for new bus lanes and courtyards with new canopies added which will provide a better traffic flow around the school. The interior renovation work that will tie the existing school into the new addition will be phased in order to not disrupt the students as they get ready for their new school expansion.

“Webber Commercial has been a leader in school construction and renovation in Texas for 35 years,” said Todd Granato, president of Webber Commercial. “We are excited to work with the San Marcos ISD team and their architect, Perkins+Will, to help bring quality educational facilities to the rapid-growing Central Texas region.”

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

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