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Gemsong Ryan to Speak at Austin Construction & Development Conference

Gemsong Ryan, Vice President of Site Development at Jones|Carter, will be speaking at the Austin Construction & Development Conference. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel on August 22nd in Austin, TX.

The conference will focus on development challenges facing the area and project updates for local developments. Gemsong will be speaking at the “Major Project Updates” session to discuss updates on Jones|Carter projects in Austin.


Major Project Updates

Location: InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

Date: Thursday, August 22

Time: 9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Click here to view the conference schedule and learn more about the event. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jones|Carter Teams with North Houston Development Corp on Largest Bike Park in the Country

The North Houston Development Corporation officially opened the Rockstar Energy Bike Park on August 16, 2019. The BMX facility is one of the largest in the United States and boasts more than 20-acres of bike attractions for all skill levels.

Jones|Carter provided program and construction management services for the project since it broke ground in 2016. Martin Murdock, Vice President of Municipal and District Operations says he’s proud to have worked on a project that bring so much to the community.

“It’s really satisfying being able to bring new parks to North Houston and give kids this opportunity.” said Murdock.

The park is uniquely designed, according to Murdock.  Jones|Carter was able to utilize the space under the starting ramps, something that has never been done before. Rather than leaving the space hollow, the area is being used as a concession stand, office and storage space.

Whether you are a beginner or expert, the park offers something for everyone. Those wishing to improve their BMX skills can utilize the street course, concrete bowls, asphalt pump tracks and various ramps. The park also boasts wooded mountain bike and walking trails, green space, bleacher seating, education areas and pavilion space for events.

The park encourages community involvement through educational initiatives. Kids between kindergarten and third grade can participate in BMX 101 where they will be taught how to ride a bike and learn about the sport through engaging lesson plans. Older school aged children can also learn about track modeling and bike building.

The Rockstar Energy Bike Park will have a big inaugural year, hosting the USA BMX Lone Star Nationals in October, the BMX Nationals and World Championship Qualifier in March 2020 and the UCI BMX World Championships in May 2020. The park is also expected to draw competitors from around the globe for its certified professional status.

Jones|Carter has been working with the North Houston Development Corporation for more than 15 years. Our team has also worked alongside the TRIZ on projects such as the North Houston Skate Park and Dylan’s Park.

Aiza Jose at the 2019 EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference

Jones|Carter’s Aiza Jose, Hydrology and Hydraulics Manager, will be speaking at the 2019 EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference in Denton, Texas. The Conference will be held at the Denton Convention Center from July 28 through August 1.

The conference will center around “Responding to Change: Dynamic Stormwater Management in Economic, Political, and Climatic Transitions.” Aiza will be speaking on “Design Practices for Stream Erosion Control in the Urban Environment.” She will also serve as Session Chair covering “TMDLs and Watershed Protection Planning.”

Design Practices for Stream Erosion Control in the Urban Environment (Speaker)

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Room: Arabian
Date: Tuesday, July 30th
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 PM

TMDLs and Watershed Protection Planning (Session Chair)

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
Room: Appaloosa
Date: Wednesday, July 31st
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

For registration, deadlines, and exhibit information, click here. For a full schedule of events, please click here.


Google hosts sneak peek of $600M data center in Midlothian, TX

J|C’s David Leslie and Paul Richey celebrate development of a $600 million data center alongside Google executives and Midlothian community leaders on 6/14.

On June 14th, Google hosted a sneak peak of their new $600 million data center, which is being built in Midlothian, Texas 25 miles south of Dallas. Late in 2018, the news broke that the mega-search engine company was the procurer of 375 acres in the Railport Business Park. This groundbreaking event was attended by local, state, and national political delegates. Jones|Carter team members David Leslie and Paul Richey were also in attendance.

Community leaders and collaborators made their mark on the Google beam which will be used in the construction of the project.

Jones|Carter is proud to be a part of the development. Our team was responsible for relocating critical infrastructure, including drainage and utilities, to create sufficient buildable space for the development.

Texas Transportation Commission Approves Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

On May 30th, the Texas Transportation Committee approved Brazos County’s request to create the Regional Mobility Authority (RMA). The RMA has proposed eight projects, the first of which is a tunnel under University Drive in College Station between Texas and Wellborn. Governor Abbott will name a chairman of the RMA and County Commissioners will appoint four members of the board. A RMA serves as a tool to help solve transportation problems by bringing new funding sources and new approaches for developing projects while providing local governments more control in transportation planning. Jones|Carter is proud to be able to help provide this tool for the county and play a role in its development.

If you would like to know more about what an RMA is, check out our blog. Subscribe to our blog if you would like to learn more about RMAs and their benefits.

How to Maximize Your CIP Dollars – 2019 Texas APWA Conference 6/7

Freddie Guerra will be speaking at the 2019 Annual Texas APWA conference in Austin, Texas. Freddie has 27 years of experience optimizing assets and infrastructure through technology, the Internet of Things, analytics, Big Data, and predictive maintenance.

Freddie will be discussing “How to Maximize Your CIP Dollars” in the Asset  Management track of the conference. The presentation will touch on optimizing maintenance and capital investment infrastructure as well as the benefits of predictive maintenance.

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel

Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

The Future of Springwoods Village & Grand Parkway – Bisnow Event 5/30

On May 30 at 8:00 AM, Bisnow will be hosting a panel discussion on The Future of Springwoods Village & Grand Parkway. The panel will discuss the continued growth of Springwoods Village as well as the continuing trend of master-planned communities along Grand Parkway. Jones|Carter provided Program and Construction Management for Springwoods Village. Jones|Carter team members Matt Layne and Martin Murdock will be in attendance. We are proud to be part of such an exciting project.

For panel and ticketing information, go to https://www.bisnow.com/events/houston/The-Future-Of-Springwoods-Village-Grand-Parkway-2400.

For information on Jones|Carter’s work on the Springwoods Village project, go to https://www.jonescarter.com/project_type/springwoods-village-spring-tx-houston-area/.

National ACEC Engineering Excellence Gold Medal – City of Rosenberg Corrosion Study

Congratulations to the Jones|Carter Water Team on winning the National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Gold Medal for work on the Corrosion Study of Alternative Water Source for the City of Rosenberg. As a corrosion study, this project won under Category I: Special Projects, which encompasses numerous project types, including corrosion protection/cathodic protection. This study also won at the state level under the Special Category division.

The team, joined by City of Rosenberg representatives, will travel to Washington, D.C. to accept the award at the ACEC Annual Convention on May 7th.

Sean McMillan Speaking at Texas Water Conference 2019 – The Importance of Performing a Cybersecurity Audit

Sean McMillan, Vice President of Electrical Engineering at Jones|Carter, will be speaking at this year’s Texas Water Conference in Houston. Sean has over 20 years of electrical and control system engineering experience. His expertise is focused on SCADA design and cybersecurity resiliency. He holds the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification.

Sean will be speaking during the Safety & Security Technical Sessions on The Importance of Performing a Cybersecurity Audit. Moderators of the event will be David Milligan of the North Texas Municipal Water District and Chris Hidalgo of Signature Automation.

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston

Room: 370 C

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd

Time: 1:30 – 2:00 PM

A full conference program is available at txwater.org. Online registration for Texas Water is closed, but onsite registration will be available at the conference – click here to pre-fill the necessary form.

2019 ULI Development of Distinction Award – Congratulations to The Star team!

The Star was awarded the 2019 Urban Land Institute Development of Distinction Award in the “For-Profit – Large” category.

Formerly known as the historic Texas Company, or Texaco, building The Star is located at 1111 Rusk Street and has been redeveloped into a 286-unit luxury apartment project. The Star was originally designed by Warren and Wetmore and was the last major Pre-WWII historic renovation opportunity remaining in downtown Houston.

Jones|Carter designed the public and private infrastructure required to serve the building and bring it into compliance with current City standards. Congratulations to The Star and to the Jones|Carter team.

Learn more about other projects completed by our Site Development team. 



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