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Congratulations to Jones|Carter’s Newest Shareholders

On behalf of the Jones|Carter Board of Directors, please join us in congratulating our newest Shareholders. They have proven themselves as leaders and we are excited to have them as partners of our firm.

Kara Heasley, PE, LEED AP

Kara has more than 19 years of engineering experience and was named 2018 Texas Society of Professional Engineers Bexar Chapter Engineer of the Year. Kara has worked on numerous Central Texas projects, including Canyons at Scenic Loop, Blackbuck Ranch, and Palo Alta Villas. She served as a board member for the San Antonio Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2006-2016 and currently serves on the executive committee for the Bexar Chapter of Professional Engineers in Public Practice.

Mark Holliday, PE

Mark has 24 years of experience and has led all North Texas public sector pursuits since 2016. Throughout his career, Mark has worked with over 25 North Texas cities to complete infrastructure improvements, including urban roadway reconstruction, rural roadway alignment studies and widening, water transmission and distribution, wastewater collection systems, and master drainage plans. Mark currently oversees the management and design for the Jetstream Sewer and Channel Relocations in Midlothian.

Rob Erni, PE

Rob has more than six years of experience specializing in civil site development services for multi-family, office, retail, industrial, medical office, and commercial developments. His experience encompasses projects across the greater Houston area, including The Ivy & The James Apartments, SkyHouse, The Village at Palm Center, Life Time, and Hardy Yards. Rob is on the ULI Houston membership committee and serves clients across the Houston region.

Sean McMillan, PE

Sean has more than 20 years of electrical and control system engineering experience. Since 2015, Sean has led our Electrical Engineering team. Sean’s expertise is centered around SCADA design and cybersecurity resiliency and he holds the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification. Sean is an active member of the Houston WEAT chapter where he currently serves as the chair of the Electrical and Instrumentation and Safety and Security committees.

Stephen Reiter, PE, CFM

Stephen has more than 14 years of experience working extensively with local, state, and federal agencies. Stephen’s focus is to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions for both public infrastructure and private developments. Stephen previously received the Texas Council of Engineering Companies Gold Award of Excellence for an Integrated Stormwater Management Model.

 

 

Drew Crow, PE Presenting at the APWA Texas Annual Public Workshop on Feb. 12th

Drew Crow, PE, will be presenting at the 2019 APWA Texas Annual Public Workshop in New Braunfels on Tuesday, February 12. Drew will be presenting on Biological Nutrient Removal 101, including an overview of biological nutrient removal fundamentals as well as a case study on determining the right treatment process. Drew received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University and has been with Jones|Carter since 2005. Drew’s experience includes the design of more than 50 wastewater treatment plant projects across the State of Texas totaling more than $250 million. For a full schedule of events at the Texas Annual Public Workshop, please go HERE. To RSVP for this event, please click HERE.

Gemsong Ryan, PE, LEED AP to Moderate Bisnow Event in Austin on March 5th

Jones|Carters’ Gemsong Ryan, PE, LEED AP, will moderate Bisnow’s first event of 2019 in Austin. The panel will discuss Austin’s Booming State of The Market: The Impact of Apple’s HQ2 & The Future of Austin’s CRE Market, which will include breaking down the impact of Apple’s decision to move to Austin, what the hottest submarkets are, and overcoming the biggest challenges facing developers in the Austin region.

 

Gemsong has more than 16 years of engineering experience delivering single-family, multifamily, and commercial projects across Texas. Gemsong is well versed in the City’s regulatory and development code and is an active member in the Real Estate Council of Austin.

 

To purchase tickets to this event, please click HERE.

Rod Pinheiro and Freddie Guerra at the TAWWA & WEAT Project Management Seminar in San Antonio on Feb. 8th

Jones|Carter’s Rod Pinheiro and Freddie Guerra will be presenting at the TAWWA and WEAT Project Management Seminar on February 8th in San Antonio.

In their Presentation “Bridging the Gap from Traditional to Strategic Project Delivery & Initiatives”, Pinheiro and Guerra will illustrate steps municipalities can take as they transition from reactive to proactive infrastructure maintenance. The discussion will feature how the integration of smart technology can maximize the return on dollars spent on infrastructure and meet the increased demands caused by expanding populations. The duo will also discuss the influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the industry, including how the IoT empowers municipal staff to understand and manage the performance of their assets by reducing costs, mitigating risks, optimizing performance, and gaining efficiencies.

Rod Pinheiro serves as Director of Program Management. Rod has more than 25 years of combined experience in program management, engineering, operations, business leadership and strategic planning in the public and private sectors.

Freddie Guerra has more than 26 years of experience in both private and public sectors. Freddie has worked extensively with non-profit organizations in North Texas and currently serves on the City of Coppell’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Erich Peterson, PE at AWBD – “The Life Cycle of a Water District: What to do When the Developer is Gone”

Erich Peterson, PE and Calvin C. Browne, Jr. will discuss “The Life Cycle of a District: What to Do When the Developer is Gone” at the AWBD Mid-Winter Conference in Austin on January 26rd, 2019.  Erich serves as Vice President at Jones|Carter and Calvin is a Senior Client Manager at Municipal District Services, LLC.

Erich has 20 years of experience working alongside resident-board water districts and other municipalities. He currently assists with managing several municipal utility districts across Texas.

The conference is on January 25-26th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. For a full schedule of events, please click HERE.

Check out Jones|Carter’s Municipal and District Engineering page for more information about our services. Click here to see some of our relevant projects.

 

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Sean McMillan, Vice President of Electrical Engineering, Participating in WEAT Panel “Secured Wireless Technologies & Mobility Options”

Sean McMillan, Vice President of Electrical Engineering, will participate in a panel discussing “Secured Wireless Technologies and Mobility Options.” The panel, sponsored by the Electrical & Instrumentation Committee of WEAT, will follow presentations by Paul Mercier, Senior Project Sales Engineer at Phoenix Contact USA, Inc. and Scott Duhaime, Senior Product Manager at GE Digital. This will be WEAT’s first technical seminar of 2019.

Sean will be joining several industry experts, including Mr. Duhaime and Mr. Mercier as well Jake Peňa, Assistant Water Systems Superintendent with the City of Fort Worth on the panel discussion. Sean will be sharing lessons learned from a project where he set up remote SCADA access via cell phone with GE Proficy. He will also discuss the cybersecurity implications of remote access. Audience members will be encouraged to actively participate in the discussion, which aims to provide insight on wireless and mobility technology.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP by clicking HERE or send an email to mscallon@gaiconsulting.com.

Date        
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Meet & Greet begins at 8:30 AM
Presentation 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location
The Reynolds Company
2680 Sylvania Cross
Fort Worth, Texas 76137

 

Bluejack National Golf Course Ranked Best in Texas and 8th Nationally – Golfweek Magazine

Bluejack National Golf Resort, a 787-acre resort-style residential community developed by Beacon Land Development, was ranked first among Texas residential golf courses and eighth nationally by Golfweek. The Bluejack National golf course is the first Tiger Woods-designed course in the country. The course was designed to be challenging, yet playable for all levels of golfers.

The private club and resort-style community is located in Montgomery, Texas, approximately 50 miles north of Houston. Composed of 386 residential units, more than 35 acres of stocked fishing lakes, and miles of hiking and biking trails linking the neighborhoods. The amenities are optimal for company retreats, outings, conferences, and family occasions. Jones|Carter performed Site Development services for the Bluejack development.

In 2015, Bluejack National was Golf Inc. Magazine’s Development of the Year in the United States.

Harvest Green Awarded as the 2018 Quality Planned Development by The West Houston Association

Harvest Green, a 1,055-acre master-planned community and “agri-hood”, is the first Houston-area development to be centered around a 12-acre working farm. Since 2014, Jones|Carter has worked with the Johnson Development Corp., on the Harvest Green community in Richmond. On December 4, 2018, the West Houston Association awarded Harvest Green the Quality Planned Development Award. The award is selectively granted to mixed-use developments that meet and exceed a series of benchmark standards, including a pedestrian-friendly environment, high quality prescriptive architectural standards as well as a diverse mix of single family, townhomes, and multi-family apartments and condos. Harvest Green is a masterfully planned community that boasts ample homes, schools, retail space, parks, and additional amenities, which includes the onsite farm and a farmer’s market.

Even though the design is now complete, our team still plays an active role at Harvest Green by serving as District Engineer for the community.

For more on why Harvest Green was chosen as the 2018 Quality Planned Development by the West Houston Medical Association and for other features of the Harvest Green Community, click here.

Learn more about Harvest Green and the Jones|Carter Site Development team. Or get to know Jones|Carter by connecting with us on LinkedIn.

New Rosenberg Office Location

We’re going on our 12th year in the City of Rosenberg, and we’re making a move! The new office address is 1229 Corporate Drive Suite 100, Rosenberg, Texas 77471 This office location will accommodate the growth of our team while we continue to provide the best possible service to our clients in Southwest Houston. Our official ribbon cutting ceremony was held on November 15 alongside the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to speak to an engineer call 713.777.5337.