Principal Engineer, Ralph Truzskowski served as Civil Engineering project lead on the recently completed Midland Municipal Courthouse in downtown Midland, Texas. As with all new developments occurring amidst older infrastructure and existing constraints, this facility presented numerous issues for the design team. Ralph and his team are credited with handily meeting the challenges of meeting ADA guidelines for sidewalks and access, as well as managing drainage and water runoff on such a level, highly developed site.
Fort Concho hosts nearly 60,000 guests on an annual basis. The existing visitor center, located in the Fort’s Barracks 1, was inadequate to handle the volume of visitors. Once completed, the improved visitor space will expand into the adjacent Barracks 2. Collectively, the two buildings will provide a gift shop, 75-person capacity room to host programs, temporary exhibit gallery, permanent exhibit gallery, public restrooms, storage space, multi-use food service room, and administration offices. Maverick is performing Utility Coordination and Site Grading. This project is currently in the design phase.
The City of Midland contracted Maverick to design an extension of Beal Parkway, integrating bike and walking paths into the new section of road. The three-quarter mile extension required factoring in the different right-of-ways and street widths of the existing roadway sections. Our team offered Construction Administration services for the City as well as feasibility studies on various traffic-control solutions.
Maverick Engineering designed over one mile of 15” and 16” sewer line extension and over one-half mile of 12” water line extension along Highway 349 for two major home builders. The new utility lines cross the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD), four existing oil pipelines, TXU easements, and existing landscaping improvements that would need to be replaced. They also cross several public right of ways that required rehabilitation per City and TXDOT standards. This project offered many challenges as it required the coordination with the engineer for one home builder’s residential development, along with the CRMWD, oil companies and private land owners. In addition, the improvements were required to fit between Highway 349 and an existing 12” water line to help reduce costs between pressurized and non-pressurized sewer pipe. Maverick’s ultimate design goal was to ensure ease of constructability so construction crews could trench the sewer line without tearing up the existing highway or obstructing traffic.
87th Street is a major east-west thoroughfare on the burgeoning north side of Odessa, Texas. When the City of Odessa was considering proposals to redesign and improve a portion of this critical public infrastructure east of Hwy 385, Maverick was there to ensure sound project management, and superior design – all at a market-leading value. Maverick worked closely with City Staff and public stakeholders in providing the Paving Plans and Construction SWPPP. Additionally, the superior Topographic Survey work and Construction Staking was provided from our pool of exceptional sub-consultants and industry partners.
Maverick is pleased to serve the community as On-Call Engineers for the City of Midland. The demands of regular infrastructure updates, in addition to new developments and special projects can tax the permanent staffing resources at any municipality. Therefore, the City utilizes a series of trusted consultants that can provide just-in-time, value-based services that might otherwise cost the City significantly more if produced by its permanent work-force. One considerable investment undertaken by the City of Midland has been the COMPASS roadway and utility improvements taking place across Midland’s more dated south-side. As a part of this team, Maverick has contributed Survey, Utility, Paving, Drainage, and Grading Design, in addition to significant project management services for this significant public infrastructure investment in our community. Through our Municipal partnerships, Maverick is fortunate to be able to substantively contribute to the quality of place for all in the community.
Maverick Engineering was retained by the City of Midland to procure an upgraded design for the public transportation sector. The site in question lies between three main streets in Midland’s downtown district: Texas Avenue, Fort Worth Street, and Front Street. Initially, the company called upon its pool of talented survey consultants to get the necessary existing data for the Paving and Grading Plans. Maverick then conceived and implemented design updates for expanded right-of-way improvements including curb, gutter, sidewalks, and pad settings for bus shelters. Lastly, the firm assisted in permitting these improvements through Texas Department of Transportation. The result was a major update to this site that yields such an important service to the community.