Acton MUD Chooses PLW Waterworks for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

HOUSTON, November 5, 2018 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected by the Acton Municipal Utility District to rehabilitate and upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1, located in the City of De Cordova Bend Estates, Texas. The completed project will cost about $8 million and will be led by Area Manager Don Bailey and Project Manager Daniel Cobos.

The Acton MUD project work will upgrade and expand the existing facility from 0.6 to 0.93 millions of gallons per day (MGD). Construction will include a new sequencing batch reactor (SBR) structure, a new chlorine contact basin structure and a new administration building. Scheduled start date is October 2018 with Phase 1 expected to take about a year. Phase 2 will be completed by March 2020.

In order to obtain a balance between expedited construction and maximizing cost efficiency, Acton Mud has chosen PLW Waterworks as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), that will allow the team to best meet the time and budget goals that have been set for this relevant project.

Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd (EH&T) served as the design engineer for the project.

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

Proposed Site Map for Acton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Proposed Site Map for Acton Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

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.

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.

Webber Wins $360M in TxDOT Projects in August

HOUSTON, September 4, 2018 – Webber, LCC was awarded three Texas Department of Transportation projects in late August, which amounts to nearly $360 million in bridge and roadway work. The projects include expansion of existing roads for IH 10 in Houston, IH 35 in Austin and FM 156 in Fort Worth.

“Webber won $360 million in heavy civil work and the following week was named ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Contractor of the Year, so August has been a great month for the company,” said Josh Goyne, President of Webber Heavy Civil. “We are excited to have won a major project in each of our regions – South Texas, Central Texas and North Texas – which will keep our crews busy and allow us to add additional talent in the coming months.”

IH 10 in Austin County

Portion of IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.
Portion of IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.

Webber was the low bidder for the IH 10 project that consists of a 10.2-mile work zone from 0.85 miles west of FM 3538 to east of the Brazos River. The project was bid at $279 million and is the largest hard bid project awarded in Webber’s history.

The scope of the project includes widening the roadway from two lanes in each direction to three lanes including a complete rebuild of existing mainlanes and the frontage roads. One of the project challenges will include replacing the 955 linear foot bridges over the Brazos River which includes 690 linear foot of steel girder units with 6,392,500 pounds of 96-inch steel plate girders. In total, the project will include installation of more than 1,260,000 square yards of concrete pavement, 472,000 square feet of bridge deck and 28,800 linear feet of box culvert.

This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed. The project is scheduled to last about 42 months, beginning December 2019 with substantial completion expected in Summer 2023.

Brazos River Bridge on IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.
Brazos River Bridge on IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.

IH 35 in Hays County

Webber was the low bidder for the IH 35 project that consists of a five-mile work zone from 0.741-mile north of Posey Road to Comal County Line in Austin.

The project was bid at $31.7 million and includes removing and replacing the existing bridge at Posey Road. The location will go from an overpass above IH 35 to a bridge underpass on IH 35 with frontage road work. This will involve three major traffic changes on IH 35 to build the bridge in three sections. The frontage roads will be widened, U-turns will be added and cross culverts will be replaced under both frontage roads and mainlanes within mainlane reconstruction limits. In addition, Webber will mill, seal and overlay IH 35 mainlanes from Centerpoint to the Hays/Comal County line. The key challenge will be building a bridge on IH 35 while maintaining the same interstate traffic.

The project is scheduled to begin January 2019 and with substantial completion in Spring 2021.

Portion of IH 35 in Hays County to be enhanced.
Portion of IH 35 in Hays County to be enhanced.

FM 156 in Tarrant County

Webber was the low bidder for the FM 156 project that consists of a 3.8-mile work zone from US 81/US 287 to Watauga Road/McLeroy Boulevard north of Fort Worth. This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed.

The project was bid at $48 million and includes widening the roadway from two lanes to four lanes with a raised median, as well as creating shared use lanes to accommodate bicyclists and sidewalks separated from the roadway. The project will also include expanding four existing bridges. In total, the project will include installation of over 171,000 square yards of 10-foot concrete pavement, 8,630 linear feet of box culvert and nearly 15,000 linear feet of pipe. The project is scheduled to begin March 2019 and with substantial completion expected in the Spring of 2022.

Portion of FM 156 in Tarrant County to be enhanced.
Portion of FM 156 in Tarrant County to be enhanced.

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 Diversifies Beyond Road Building

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

Over the last three to four years, Webber LLC has rapidly grown its presence in the Texas marketplace, continuing to be one of the dominant players in transportation construction across the state. And in the last year, the firm tested markets in neighboring states.

In 2017, The Woodlands, Texas-based firm was awarded more than $1 billion in new work and reported regional revenue of $946.6 million across its four business lines: heavy civil, commercial, waterworks and recycled materials.

Webber US 175 crew gets an early start on a deck pour in Dallas.

Webber is ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Contractor of the Year

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

ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Webber LLC as its 2018 Contractor of the Year for its impressive regional growth, expansion efforts and stellar project portfolio. The Woodlands, Texas-based firm’s business lines focus on heavy civil, commercial, waterworks and recycled materials.

In 2017, Webber expanded beyond the Texas market into the Oklahoma and Arkansas markets. Additionally, three of the contractor’s projects were on the Texas/Louisiana 2017 Top Project starts list: Grand Parkway, US 281 and I-45, which represent a combined project value of $1.166 billion.

Webber crews place concrete on the Hollister bridge deck on the US 290 project in Houston.

A Warning About Recruiting Scams

Houston, June 29, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the Webber group of companies (Webber, LLC, Southern Crushed Concrete, LLC, Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, PLW Waterworks, LLC and Webber Barrier Services, LLC).

We encourage you to explore job opportunities at Webber and to review openings that are listed on our website. We also encourage you to be wary of internet, email, text and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Webber. Intended victims may be invited to participate in bogus interviews, asked to fill out fabricated employment applications and, on occasion, have even been issued fake offer letters, all with the goal of trying to entice victims to pay money or divulge sensitive personal information.

Here are a few things to watch for:

  • Communications that are unsolicited or unexpected, or are from an individual or website with which you are unfamiliar or whose domain name is inconsistent with that used by the actual business;
  • Correspondence from free e-mail accounts, like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. A Webber employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Webber email address or phone number (281-907-8600).
  • Check email addresses with aliases that have vanity email addresses, that appear in the header.
    For example:
    From: HR@wwebber.com (moses7155@gmail.com)
    From: info@webber.com (info23432@yahoo.com)
  • Webber does not currently utilize video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews;
  • Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Webber will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process.
  • Communications that do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague) and/or extend a job offer without an interview;
  • Job opportunities that come from people you do not know and appear “too good to be true”;
  • Communications where the recruiter claims to have seen your resume on a site with which you are not familiar;
  • Communications at the application phase requesting your social security number, national insurance number, date of birth, W2, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information.
We encourage you to be wary of internet, email, text and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Webber.

Webber Commercial Awarded $5M in Renovation Projects in San Antonio

Houston, June 27, 2018 – Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, has expanded its commercial construction capabilities to the Austin and San Antonio markets by establishing an Central Texas office and winning a few local projects. These projects are key to building a strong client relationship base in Central Texas to add to our strong portfolio of commercial clients across Texas.

Two clients in San Antonio selected Webber Commercial for renovation projects that will begin this summer. Northside Independent School District awarded $2.78 million in renovations for their E.M. Pease Middle School. This renovation will include a fine arts addition as well as canopy and drainage upgrades.
Bexar County also awarded $2.42 million in renovations for the county’s justice center at the Paul Elizondo Tower. Renovations will include the center’s restrooms, security vestibules and tower work.

Webber Commercial has served as a Texas-based construction management services contractor on about 900 projects across Texas over the past 35 years. The company is a leading school district partner and builder across the Greater Houston-area, serving all of our clients’ building and renovation needs, including Aldine ISD, Houston ISD and College Station ISD. In addition, Webber Commercial recently completed Catalyst Houston, a 28-story luxury apartment community located across the street from Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Webber Commercial team as we expand into the Central Texas region where Webber’s Heavy Civil and Waterworks business lines already have strong roots,” said Todd Granato, President of Webber Commercial. “We are relocating experienced Webber talent to our New Braunfels office and hiring key individuals with local-market knowledge to meet the needs of our expanding customer base.”

Paul Elizondo Tower in San Antonio, TX
Bexar County also awarded $2.42 million in renovations for the county’s justice center at the Paul Elizondo Tower.

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.

TxDOT Replaces Harvey Damaged Span Over San Jacinto River

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the IH 69 San Jacinto bridge emergency repairs project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters shifted the depth and alignment of the San Jacinto River, causing scouring and stability problems around the bridge’s foundations.

As a result, the southbound bridge can no longer carry extremely heavy loads. Contractor Webber LLC began work in February on the $7.5 million emergency repair expected to be complete in late summer or early fall. The job is the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) largest post-Harvey reconstruction project.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas

Long Road to Completion on US 290 Reconstruction

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the US 290 reconstruction project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290, which spans 38 miles and includes a 10-mile extension of the HOV lane. The massive undertaking that began in 2011 has required 375 right-of-way acquisitions and more than 600 utility relocations. The project also has seen multiple setbacks, from securing funding to sequencing construction routes to keep traffic flowing.

A major investment study into the US 290/Hempstead program began back in 1999, when the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT) sought mobility improvements due to explosive growth on the northwest side of Houston, says Frank Leong, West Harris County area engineer at TxDOT.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.