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 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 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.

Webber Awarded $108M IH-10 Expansion in Bexar County

Houston, June 5, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project to widen the IH-10 corridor in San Antonio. The project was bid at $108 million and is scheduled to be completed within 26 months.

The contract includes widening and reconstruction of the IH-10 main lanes between IH-410 and Loop 1604. The expressways will be expanded to six travel lanes from the current four and four new bridges will be built, in addition to expanding one existing bridge. In total, the project will include installation of over 430,000 SY of 13” deep continuously reinforced concrete pavement. The project is scheduled to begin October 2018.

“We are seeing an increased volume of heavy highway civil opportunities in San Antonio and Austin,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Webber understands the importance of limiting delays and safety hazards to the traveling public while getting the work done on time or ahead of schedule. We have been successful in achieving these goals by utilizing our Engineering Services Department to help improve traffic control schemes that optimize traffic flow. Over the past year we have doubled the size of our Central Texas office to support the US 281, US 1604 and I-10 projects in San Antonio and the Mopar/SL 1 project in Austin.”

Proposed stretch of IH 10 in Bexar County that will be expanded.

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 $201M SH 146 Expansion in Harris County

Houston, June 4, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen SH 146 in southeast Houston. This highly anticipated local project was bid at $201.8 million and is scheduled to be completed within five years.

SH 146 is currently a multilane, paved highway with a center, grassy median along the project route. The contract includes widening the highway to six lanes with an additional four express lanes from Red Bluff road to north of SH 96, approximating at 4.36 miles. To further alleviate traffic, a 12,628-foot long bridge will also be built across Galveston Bay. Being one of Houston’s designated hurricane evacuation corridor, this project has been long-anticipated by local officials and the community. The project is scheduled to begin January 1, 2019.

“We know that this widening project has been long-awaited by the Seabrook community,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Our project team will make traffic control and value engineering a priority to maximize traffic flow while minimizing economic impact on local businesses and the traveling public.”

Rendering of proposed expansion project.
Rendering of proposed expansion project.

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.

PLW Waterworks awarded Baytown Area Water Authority MGD Surface Treatment Plant Project

Houston, June 1, 2018 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected by the Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA) to construct a new 6 MGD Surface Treatment Plant for the community. The completed project will cost about $46 million and will be led by Area Manager David Brown.

The BAWA project work consists of a raw water intake, screens and a forebay. Crews will also construct a low lift pump station, which moves high volumes of water at relatively low discharge pressures. Additional production includes a rapid mix basin, pulsed bed clarifier and a disinfection basin. The project will take about 36 months to complete.

“The Baytown Area Water Authority project will help the City of Baytown meet new surface water usage rules by treating up to six million gallons of surface water from the CIWA canal to clean, potable water for residents,” said Atul Raj, president of PLW Waterworks. “With the growing need for local municipalities to look at more diverse water sources and solutions to offset dwindling ground water sources, PLW Waterworks has expertise in water reclamation, treatment and desalination to help prepare for increasing water demands.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.

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.

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

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 Commercial Awarded $9.5M Bond for Educational Facilities, Renovations in Liberty, TX

Houston, May 11, 2018 – The Liberty Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, to manage $9.5 million of construction work that will begin in May 2018 and include multiple projects across the district.

During the next 14 months, Webber Commercial will construct a new transportation center, STEM learning center and conduct multiple school renovations. The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash. The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“With the Liberty ISD bond, the district will bring new services to students and teachers while improving existing educational facilities,” said Todd Granato, president of Webber Commercial. “Our relationship with Liberty ISD and Stantec Architects has allowed us to help the district maximize their budget throughout the planning and design process.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

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

The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.
The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash.

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.