Webber Commercial Awarded Four New Projects

 
 
 
HOUSTON, October 9, 2019 – The Webber, LLC’s Commercial Construction group was selected by three school districts for new construction and campus upgrades with a total contract value of about $48 million.

 
 
 
Alvin ISD

Webber was selected by Alvin ISD to build a two-story, 103,300 square-foot elementary school for about $20 million in Manvel, TX. Construction has started and is scheduled to be completed by October 2020. Garth Hammett will serve as project manager with Stantec as the architect.

The Webber, LLC’s Commercial Construction group was selected by three school districts for new construction and campus upgrades with a total contract value of about $48 million.
Webber was selected by Alvin ISD to build a two-story, 103,300 square-foot elementary school for about $20 million in Manvel, TX.

Fort Bend ISD

The new Meadow Elementary School project will replace existing school at the same location with a 90,000 square-foot, $18.9 million facility in Meadows Place, TX. The existing school has been demolished. The new school will consist of classrooms for Pre-K through 5th grade, administrative offices, gymnasium, cafeteria with food prep, art and music rooms, extended learning classrooms, library, outdoor classrooms and playgrounds. Justin Murphy will serve as the project manager with Gensler as the architect. Construction began in September and will complete by October 2020.

 

The Webber, LLC’s Commercial Construction group was selected by three school districts for new construction and campus upgrades with a total contract value of about $48 million.
The new Meadow Elementary School project will replace existing school at the same location with a 90,000 square-foot, $18.9 million facility in Meadows Place, TX.

Webber was also selected by Fort Bend ISD for its $4.1 million Neill Elementary School classroom addition which will accommodate 200 more students and include work area for teachers and staff in Richmond, TX. The project scope includes, site work, site utilities, MEP additions, masonry, structural steel framing and interior finishes for a two- story addition of 12 classrooms. The updates also include addition of security features, such as card readers, video communication systems and facility cameras. Paving demolition has already started and expected completion is June 2020. Vishnu Ramanath will serve as the project manager with PBK Architects designing the project.

 

The Webber, LLC’s Commercial Construction group was selected by three school districts for new construction and campus upgrades with a total contract value of about $48 million.
The $4.1 million Neill Elementary School classroom addition will accommodate 200 more students and include work area for teachers and staff in Richmond, TX.

New Braunfels ISD

Webber was selected to complete district-wide, 15 campus security renovation for New Braunfels ISD for $5 million. Campus security renovations includes 249 access card readers, 18,200 square-feet of security film, new fencing at New Braunfels Middle School, 325 cameras, new vestibule doors and frames to create barriers, in addition to new pipe bollards to deter unwanted vehicle intrusion. The team began work in July and will complete in January 2020. Fred Galvan and Tricia Daniel are serving as project managers with Stantec as the architect.

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-At-Work on the U.S. East Coast

HOUSTON, September 18, 2019 – Webber has been waiting for the right time to make its move beyond Texas for some time. Successful projects in Oklahoma and Arkansas proved the company could build strong relationships outside of its home state and adapt to the diverse market environments and challenges that each state brings. When the opportunity came to provide self-perform capabilities to two Ferrovial Agroman US projects, Webber quickly jumped in to help kickstart expansion into new markets on the US East Coast.

Webber Construction Team Meeting at new Atlanta office
Webber-At-Work on the US East Coast

Since June, work is already underway to establish two new offices: the Northeast Region (based in Fairfax, VA) and Southeast Region (based in Atlanta, GA). Felix Martin, Central Texas Vice President for Heavy Civil, is championing the expansion efforts for both regions, along with Thomas Arbuthnot and Adria Benages, that are leading the Southeast Region for the I-285/SR 400 Corridor Improvements project and the Northeast Region for the I-66 project, respectively. More than 70 Webber employees are already on site which includes management staff, Texas crews and local hires. Webber’s scope of work includes concrete paving, concrete barrier, storm sewer, crane operator support and sound walls.

“These new regional offices present new opportunities for growth and development for Webber and its employees,” said Felix Martin, Central Texas Vice President for Heavy Civil. “The most immediate goal is to support our sister company, FAUS, by bringing our self-perform capabilities and expertise to the current projects. At a second stage, we will use these two offices to expand our business to new markets.”

These new markets will create opportunities for many of Webber’s employees to grow into new roles with new levels of responsibility. These new markets also provide challenges to test the business model in markets outside of Texas.

Webber is invovlved with the I-285/SR 400 Corridor Improvements project.
Webber-At-Work on the US East Coast

“The expansion efforts will require commitment from many of our team members to relocate to Virginia and Georgia to build a lasting presence in those markets,” said Jose Carlos Esteban, President & CEO of Webber. “This will open up new opportunities for all and we want to continue our trend of promoting from within. I appreciate the commitment that the team members and their families are making by relocating to help the company expand.”

The idea is for Webber to become a permanent, long-term contractor for these areas of the United States. Having this regional presence will also provide support and local knowledge necessary to pursue and construct future mega-projects.

Webber is invovlved with the I-285/SR 400 Corridor Improvements project.
Webber-At-Work on the US East Coast

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.

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.

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.