Austin Street Paving and Drainage Improvements

Contract 1CBD, Houston, Texas


Responsibility: Construction Management Services and Design Services.


Construction Cost: $8.5 million.


Project Description: This project located in the Central Business District of Downtown Houston consists of the reconstruction of concrete/asphalt pavement, construction of multi-method construction process (open cut and tunnel) of the storm sewer system (9’x 8’- 10’x 10’ reinforced concrete boxes), rehabilitation of the existing storm sewer, utility replacement, new sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, new street lights and new traffic signals. RBI, as the prime Design Consultant was responsible for the preparation of the preliminary engineering report, final construction drawings and the specifications for a total of six city blocks. 

Construction Management services provided include the following:

  • Maintaining communication with the contractor, design and City staff.

  • Monitor construction for compliance.

  • Coordinate shop drawings, submittals, RFIs and change proposals.

  • Prepare documentation and recommendation for proposed field changes.

  • Estimate costs and negotiate equitable settlement of field changes.

  • Process Contractor’s monthly pay estimates and testing laboratory invoices.

  • Review and  certify monthly invoices from contractor.

  • Monthly progress meetings with Contractor, Inspector, Design Staff & Owner.

  • Prepare & maintain a list of field problems; issue meeting agenda and minutes.

  • Initiate & conduct coordination meetings.

  • Testing firm(s).

  • Review material testing lab reports.

  • Coordinate all aspects of construction activities.

  • Prepare response to business/citizen complaints.

  • Assist Inspector(s) in generating Substantially Complete punch list(s) and

  • Final inspection documentation.

  • Review Contractor’s final “As-Built” Drawings after review by the Inspector.

  • Project budgets, cost monitoring and scheduling.

Our Mission
Is to develop a close working relationship with our clients to meet their engineering and architectural challenges professionally, ethically and cost effectively. Each client's need becomes Ratnala & Bahl, Inc. objective.
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