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Engineering Services

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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.

 

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, P.E. Professional Civil Engineer
Brianna Groves, P.E. Professional Civil Engineer
Zachary Kennard, P.E. Professional Transportation Engineer
Delores Soto Engineering Admin Supervisor
Katelyn Lilly Administrative Assistant | Contractor Registration | ROW Permitting
Cherry Cash Prewitt Administrative Assistant
Inspections
Kurk Fowler Engineering Inspector
Paul Kocman Engineering Inspector
Engi neering 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
Jorge Ruiz GIS Project Coordinator

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

 

The objective of the registration program is to substantiate that contractors have the experience, equipment, knowledge, insurance, bonding capacity and stability to safely and efficiently construct the public infrastructure that will service the citizens of Bryan and operate safely in public rights of way.

 

This Registration applies to Contractors hired by:

  1. the City to construct public infrastructure;
  2. private developers to construct infrastructure to be dedicated to the public;
  3. land owners or private utilities to work in Public Rights of Way or Public Easements.

 

How can I register?

The first step to becoming a Registered Contractor under this program, is to select the Registration Class that most closely relates to the work you intend to perform. Please reference the table below for a brief summary of the 4 Registration Classes.

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[1] Please refer to the Design Manuel for Right-of-Way Installations – Chapter II Section C. – Registration Information.

Once you have selected the Registration Class that most closely describes the work you intend to perform, select the corresponding application below:

Additional Information:

 

If you still have questions please feel free to:

Contact Information

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