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    Engineering Services

    Tell Us How We’re Doing

    The City of Bryan Development Services Department cares about our customers’ satisfaction and we want to know what you think about the service we provide

    Take Our Bicycle Plan Survey

    The City of Bryan is revising its Bicycle Plan as part of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update. We’re looking for input from citizens about where, how, and why they use bicycles in the City of Bryan, and what they would like to see improved as a part of the new Bicycle Plan.

     

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    Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Bryan by guiding the growth and managing the design of the City’s infrastructure. We strive to create an environment that encourages development and protects community interests. Below is a brief summary of the primary functions of Engineering Services:

    • Development Review: Review development plans to ensure that water, wastewater, street and drainage improvements meet Bryan development standards. Oversized Participation Request Application
    • Capital Improvements: Design and manage capital improvement projects such as water and wastewater repair and rehabilitation, pavement reconstruction and drainage improvements.
    • Construction Inspection: Inspect the construction of public infrastructure to ensure it meets all necessary specifications.
    • Floodplain Administration: Oversee and regulate development within Bryan’s floodplains and floodwaters.
    • Infrastructure Master Plans: Assist in developing infrastructure master plans for Bryan. The purpose of these master plans is to ensure that Bryan’s infrastructure is built to meet anticipated City growth and development and to reveal needed improvements for existing infrastructure.
    • Plan Retention:  Creation, maintenance and archiving of plans and maps of public infrastructure.

    Staff

    Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

    Our main office is located at 300 S. Texas Ave in Bryan’s historic downtown. If you have any questions, please call us at (979) 209-5030 or fax to us at (979) 209-5035

    W. Paul Kaspar, P.E. City Engineer | Engineering Department Manager
    Sam Vernon, P.E. Assistant City Engineer | CADD/GIS Manager| Inspectors Manager
    Capital Projects and Development
    Kelly Sullivan, P.E. Professional Civil Engineer
    Patricia Edwards, P.E. Professional Civil Engineer
    Rachel Gaddis Graduate Civil Engineer
    Brianna Groves Professional Civil Engineer
    Zachary Kennard Graduate Transportation Engineer
    Vacant Engineering Assistant
    Delores Soto Development Services Office Coordinator
    Katelyn Lilly Administrative Assistant
    Inspections
    Kurk Fowler Engineering Inspector
    Paul Kocman Engineering Inspector
    Michael Nobles Engineering Inspector
    P. Alan Mitchell Engineering Inspector
    Field Inspectors are generally in the office from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each working day.
    Engineering Mapping/GIS
    Robin Archer-Kidd GIS/Engineering Technician

    Standard Traffic Construction Details and Specifications

    In conjunction with the City of Bryan’s Traffic Signal Master Plan, new traffic signal standards, specifications, and details have been developed. Currently these standards apply only within the City of Bryan.

    This information is provided as a technical resource for engineering and architectural professionals for use in design and construction activities in the rights-of-way or easements. Design professionals assume responsibility for selection, reference, and appropriate application of these resources. These standard details can only be modified, when approved in advance, by the City Engineer, or an authorized representative. Persons making use of the information contained in these files shall be solely responsible for their use. These files are not intended as a substitute for the professional judgment of a design professional.

    BCS Unified Design Guidelines, Specifications and Standard Construction Details

    This information is provided as a technical resource for engineering and architectural professionals for use in design and construction activities in the rights-of-way or easements. Design professionals assume responsibility for selection, reference, and appropriate application of these resources. These standard details can only be modified, when approved in advance, by the City Engineer, or an authorized representative. Persons making use of the information contained in these files shall be solely responsible for their use. These files are not intended as a substitute for the professional judgment of a design professional.

    Easements and Rights-of-Way

    An easement is an instrument that gives the City access through a property owner’s land to any infrastructure that the City is responsible for maintaining. Certain easements are also used by phone, cable and electricity companies.

    Citizens may contact the City of Bryan to inquire about any easements crossing their property or easements on property they may be interested in purchasing. Engineering Services can assist in identifying the following easements within the Bryan city limits: water line easements, sewer line easements, street right-of-way easements, drainage easements and public utilities easements. For assistance with electrical easements, citizens should contact Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) at (979) 821-5770.

    Citizens may also contact Engineering Services to find out how wide the right-of-way is for any City street. Engineering Services can inform property owners of the approximate distance from the curb line of the street to the right-of-way line so they can measure and have an idea how far the street’s right-of-way may extend back from the curb.

    Land Clearing and Construction

    Why are land clearing and construction activities important?

    Dirt, materials and trash from construction and/or land clearing activities can be washed into the City’s drainage system. Remember, the drainage system is not a treatment system. These pollutants flow directly to local waterways where they can have a negative impact on water quality.

    So, what’s the solution?

    The solution is to keep dirt and trash on your site by having an adequate plan and simple devices in place to contain runoff.

    The City of Bryan prohibits the discharge of pollutants to the City’s storm drain system. In order to comply with the Stormwater Management Ordinance, if your site meets certain criteria, you may need to apply for a Grading Permit and possibly a (TPDES) Construction General Permit.

    The Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Construction General Permit went into effect on March 5, 2018. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the permitting authority. The permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with both large (greater than 5 acres) and small (greater than 1 acre but less than 5 acres) construction sites. The TPDES Construction General Permit as well as other necessary documents are provided below.  Links to valuable information from TCEQ, EPA and other sources are also provided.

    TCEQ Assistance

    Additional Resources

    Contractor Registration Program: Quick Facts

    Who is required to register?

    Registration applies to Contractors hired by:

    1. The City to construct public infrastructure where bid opening occurs on or after Feb. 1, 2019.
    2. Private developers to construct infrastructure to be dedicated to the public where the Pre-Bid Conference is held on or after Feb. 1, 2019.
    3. Private utilities to work in Public Rights of Ways or public easements where permit issuance is on or after Feb. 1, 2019.
    4. Private property owners or property management companies to construct private facilities in public right of way or easements where permit issuance is on or after Feb. 1, 2019.

    Are Subcontractors required to register?

    Yes. They may be registered in the following ways:

    • Under the Prime Contractor: You may include them as part of the prime contractor registration packet. If you choose this option please show them in your Organizational Chart. The qualifications of their personnel can be presented in Consideration Item (c): Demonstrate the Technical Adequacy of the Company’s Personnel. Be aware that submission by this method ties the subcontractors performance to the prime contractors registration.
    • Submit a separate certification application for the subcontractor: Typically the scope of work for a subcontractor is narrow, so the prime contractor may choose to prepare the application on their behalf. This would ensure that 1) the sub is registered, and 2) that the prime firm registration is not influenced by the subcontractor’s performance.
    • Prepared and submitted by the subcontractor: There may be firms who traditionally act as subcontractors and have the personnel to prepare their own applications.

    How does the City define a Superintendent?

    The superintendent is responsible for directing the work and coordinating their subcontractors and crews. The superintendent is the contractor’s responsible party that the City of Bryan staff will communicate with and that individual needs to be available on site regularly or during critical points in the project and contactable by phone at all times. This does not preclude the Superintendent from having multiple projects they are assigned. Review Consideration Item (b) for additional clarification of Superintendent expectations.

    When does this take effect?

    This becomes effective on Feb. 1, 2019. Beginning on that date, all Contractors must be registered prior to submitting a qualified bid on public projects and/or commencing any work inside public right of way. Since this is a new process, we highly encourage you to submit these packets by August 25, 2018 to allow ample time for review and feedback.

    How can I register?

    This packet includes:

    • A detailed explanation of the process and criteria.
    • Format requirements
    • Registration application
    • Appendix ‐ Certifications and Performance and Integrity Questionnaire

    How long does the process take?

    You should plan on 30 days from the time the application is submitted until notification of registration results. Incomplete application packets may cause delays in review.

    What happens if I miss the Feb. 1, 2019 deadline?

    You may submit an application at any time. If you are not registered by Feb. 1, 2019, you cannot submit a qualified bid on public infrastructure projects, nor can you install any infrastructure or private facilities within the right of way or utility easements. Remember that it may take up to 30 days after submission for notification of results.

    Why am I being asked to do this?

    The objective of this program is to ensure that each Contractor has the experience, knowledge, insurance, and other qualities needed to correctly install new infrastructure, to safely work near traffic, and to exercise care near existing City facilities.

    Who can I talk to if I have questions?

    Please contact the City Engineer’s Office at 300 S. Texas Avenue, Bryan, TX 77803 or by phone at 979‐209‐5030.

    List of Contractors Registered Under This Program

    Ashton Sawing
    Bayer Construction Electrical Contractors, INC.
    Brazos Paving, Inc.
    Caffey & Sons
    Caprock Construction
    Cervantez Construction
    Cox Directional Boring
    Core Construction
    CSLC Utilities
    Curry Excavation & Site Work, INC.
    Crossland Construction, INC.
    D&S Contracting, INC.
    Don Jackson Construction
    DP Wiring Solutions, LLC.
    EBCO General Contractor, LTD.
    Elliott Construction, LLC.
    Fast Track Construction, LLC.
    Future Infrastructure
    Granite Inliner, LLC.
    Greens Prairie Investors
    Heatro Pipeline Services
    Housley Communications INC.
    Instituform Technologies
    JaCody Construction, LP
    Kelly Burt Dozer, INC.
    Kieschnick General Contractors
    Knife River Corporation
    Larry Young Paving
    Marek Brothers Construction
    Norman Construction Services, LLC.
    OCC Construction Company, LLC.
    Palasota Contracting, LLC.
    Schieffer Corporation
    Scott Fennell, INC.
    South Construction
    SpawGlass
    State 2 State Communications, LLC.
    Teal Services, LLC.
    Texcon General Contractors
    Vecta Environmental Services, LLC.
    WBW Construction

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