PROGRAM & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority Program Management, Houston, Texas

Gunda Corporation serves as the Program Manager for Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority (UKRA). As Program Manager, we are responsible for the development of UKRA’s $260 million Capital Improvement Program.

Gunda Corporation is providing planning services and managing the design of the improvements which include major storm sewer upgrades and street reconstruction projects along major thoroughfares including Kirby Drive, Richmond Avenue, Westheimer Road, Shepherd Drive, Greenbriar Street and Buffalo Speedway. We are providing construction management services and serve as the liaison to the City of Houston and other public and private entities.

The work also includes new sidewalks, utility relocation and coordination, new traffic signals, new street lights, extensive landscaping, irrigation system and new street furniture. Maintaining traffic mobility during construction is a huge concern in this area due to the high traffic volumes and the proximity to Greenway Plaza. Gunda Corporation serves as an extension of staff for UKRA and works very closely with the City of Houston Finance Department TIRZ/Economic Development Group as well as the Planning Group to address all TIRZ related issues.  We also work closely with the City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department to ensure that all projects are designed and constructed to City standards and all approvals are obtained from the various departments.

 Sims Bayou Sewer Replacement & Rehabilitation Projects, Houston, Texas

Gunda Corporation, as part of a team, provided Construction Inspection services for three separate projects for sanitary sewer replacement along Sims Bayou in the Almeda Sims service area.  The project also included the construction of a new lift station and micro-tunneling a sewer crossing under Sims Bayou. Specific services provided by Gunda Corporation included daily project inspection, measurement of work completed, entering daily reports into CIPMS database, attending to and resolving customer complaints, keeping up with as-built drawings, and ensuring quality control for project.

Hurricane Ike Recovery Services, Houston, Texas

Gunda Corporation provided relief efforts to TxDOT, City of Houston, METRO and Uptown Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike including engineering on-call services and assessment of damages.  Immediately after the storm, Gunda Corporation identified needs to bring systems back up as well as developed tasks and implemented on-the-spot engineering fixes to bring signals online quickly.  We conducted inspections, managed contractor repair of signals, developed parts and material requirements to ensure rapid recovery of signal operations, and coordinated all efforts with the local agencies.  In addition to the above recovery efforts, we also aided Uptown Houston in obtaining temporary power using generators for critical buildings and managed debris removal for all of Uptown.

METROSolutions Construction Inspection Services, Houston, Texas

Gunda Corporation is providing Construction Inspection services for the METROSolutions North, Southeast, East and Downtown corridors. The scope of work includes inspecting the contractor’s work to ensure that it meets contract specifications, documenting field activities in the Daily Inspection Report, measuring the field installed quantities, and serving as an integral part of the customer complaint resolution. Gunda Corporation’s inspectors verify that the contractor’s testing schedule is up to date, observes the sampling and on-site tests, reviews and documents the results, and confers with the testing lab and HRT to determine the appropriate response for failed tests.

Neighborhood Street Reconstruction (NSR) Project 462, Houston, Texas

Gunda Corporation provided construction inspection services for the NSR 462 project for the City of Houston. The project consisted of reconstruction of Enid Street with new concrete pavement and storm sewer from Patton to Cavalcade, reconstruction of all subdivision streets for Garden Oaks Plaza with new concrete pavement and storm sewer, and Thorn Street Reconstruction with new concrete pavement and new storm sewer.

Services provided by Gunda Corporation included daily project inspection, measurement of work completed, entering daily reports into city databases, attending to and resolving customer complaints, keeping up with as-built drawings, and ensuring quality control for project.

Link Valley Water Line Inspection Services, Houston, Texas 

Gunda Corporation provided construction inspection for this project consisting of 17,500 LF of 8-inch water line and 5,000 LF of 12-inch water line including valves, fittings, connections, fire hydrants, appurtenances and the services connections/lines. The project also included site and pavement restoration, tree protection, storm water pollution prevention and traffic control.  Services provided by Gunda Corporation include daily project inspection, measurement of work completed, filling out the daily construction reports, coordinating with the material testing laboratory to schedule the quality testing, verification of work quality standards, keeping up with as-built drawings and ensuring quality control for project.