Founded in 1976, Houston-based planning/surveying/engineering firm Jones|Carter celebrates its ruby anniversary this July and continues to expand its geographic reach and service offerings. Continue reading Leading a Legacy: Texas-Based Engineering Firm Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The best measure of our success is based in client satisfaction. Continue reading It’s Nice to be Recognized
Texas A&M Survey Camp 2016, led by Jones|Carter’s (JC) Surveying Practice Leader Carlos Cotton, PE, RPLS and Surveying Division Manager, Doug Bramwell, PE, RPLS was recently attended by 24 junior and senior-level students enrolled in the civil engineering program at the university. Continue reading Survey Camp is a Jones|Carter Tradition
Texas House Bill 1295 and House Bill 23, passed in 2015, have clearly established rules regarding disclosure of relationships and gift exchanges with local government officials and vendors. These could impact your business if you are directly or indirectly serving governmental markets. Continue reading Trust and Transparency
Jones|Carter’s 2016 Annual Meeting was a key opportunity to update employees about the state of the company and to recognize several outstanding individuals for their achievements over the prior year. Continue reading We Take Pride in Everything We Do! #JCTRUE
Jones|Carter is setting a new standard. We use state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning technology to perform surveying, in support of our conventional methods, to truly customize our services for each client’s unique needs and requests. Continue reading Jones|Carter Offers Innovative 3D Scanning
JC is about community! We are sponsoring our own MS 150 team this year with riders represented from all practices and multiple offices! Continue reading Ready to Ride!
This project was necessitated because the District received a total phosphorous limit of 1 mg/L in its TPDES permit. The new limit was very rare for the region and due to the plant’s outfall into Lake Conroe was deemed unacceptable. Continue reading Montgomery County MUD #3 Wastewater Treatment Plant & Biologic Nutrient Removal
Pecan Grove is a much-sought after residential community located in Richmond, Texas. In 2007, FEMA began remapping the area to update the flood insurance rate maps. Jones|Carter (JC), as the District Engineer and a participant in Fort Bend County’s technical review committee, evaluated the revised modeling and determined that after the remap, all 325 residents of Pecan Lakes Subdivision were now without flood protection, being located outside of the existing Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District Levee System. In 2008, JC evaluated the cost to provide flood protection to the affected subdivision that would be on par with the remainder of the Pecan Grove community. A bond election resulted in a record turnout with the measure passing by 69%. In 2009, JC began the design phase by evaluating multiple system alignments, each ranked based on benefit vs. cost. After receiving input from the client and residents, the selected design was a multi-component system consisting of an earthen levee, a structural floodwall, and a pump station. To read the entire article, please click here.
The partial removal of an existing railroad tunnel and subsequent raising of pavement on North Main allowed pavement on Burnett Street to be lowered, meeting the revised elevation of North Main Street. This feat allowed traffic to proceed through the revised alignment and mass transit to proceed to the METRO Park & Ride without taking a circuitous route via a u-turn, saving transit time and improving operational efficiency of METRO transit system.
Avoiding damage to and stabilizing the section of tunnel that would remain was a chief concern, as no record drawings existed to assist in formulating the construction phase. During construction, it was discovered the tunnel walls were made of stair-stepped massive non-reinforced concrete with a seven foot wide base narrowing to a thickness of two feet near the tunnel ceiling. The walls were topped with a three foot thick concrete slab reinforced with two foot I-beams separated by 12″. Conventional concrete saw-cutting and jackhammering methods were not an option for the demolition phase of the tunnel improvement project. Instead, a high speed diamond wire cable saw used for marble mining was employed to cut the tunnel structure. This method resulted in a clean tunnel cut with limited vibration. To read the entire article, please click here.