Lake Houston Dam Comprehensive Evaluation

Comprehensive Dam Evaluation

Kenall delivered a comprehensive evaluation of the Lake Houston Dam, assessing the current condition of the dam and associated structures, and identifying potential safety issues related to the dam. Lake Houston is a reservoir on the San Jacinto River upstream of Houston, forming the primary water supply for the City. Kenall’s geotechnical investigation included field…

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Wastewater Collection System and Richey Road Detention Pond

Construction Engineering

Kenall provided geotechnical engineering services to the City of Pasadena to evaluate the stability of the Richey Road detention pond. The evaluation was needed because the site slopes had breached due to heavy lateral earth pressure from the stored sludge. Our investigation included a visual site inspection, multiple soil borings to evaluate subsurface stratigraphy and…

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Water Line Replacement in Braeburn Terrace and Sharpstown Area

Construction Engineering

Kenall performed geotechnical investigation services for a water line replacement along several streets in the Braeburn Terrace Area in Houston, Texas. The project alignment was 29,215 feet in length, and water lines varied between six and twelve inches in diameter. Our laboratory testing included moisture content, unit dry weight, liquid limit, plastic limit, abbreviated mechanical…

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Hurricane Harvey Debris Removal

Construction Engineering

Kenall is under the contract with City of Houston to perform the debris removal across various locations in the City. This project is one of the recovery projects for the City of Houston after Hurricane Harvey. This project consisted of collection and removal of debris from various locations and disposing at FEMA allocated landfill sites.

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Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project

Construction Engineering

Kenall was retained to provide geotechnical services for the proposed Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project on Texas 321 in Dayton, Texas. The project consisted of construction of new buildings, associated pavement and a detention pond. The purpose of the geotechnical study was to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions and to provide design and construction recommendations.…

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Bissonnet Street Improvements, Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority

Construction Engineering

Kenall furnished geotechnical services for a proposed roadway and utility reconstruction for Bissonnet St. between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby Drive in Houston, TX. The total project alignment length was approximately 2,907 linear feet, and associated new storm sewer lines varied in diameter between 24 and 54 inches. Our responsibilities included: installing and sampling soil borings…

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K163 Channel Conveyance Improvements Project in Harris County

Construction Engineering

Kenall performed geotechnical services for Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) for the Channel Conveyance Improvements Project, located adjacent to Timberlake Estates Subdivision, in Harris County, Texas (Channel Unit K163-00-00, Key Map 368-L). This project focused on improving channel conveyance K163-00-00 to improve drainage in the Timberlake Estates Subdivision. The Channel is approximately 6,300 feet…

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Avenue D Drainage Improvements

Avenue D Drainage Improvements

Kenall conducted testing and inspections services supporting the Avenue D Drainage Improvement Project. The project included of drainage improvements in Jefferson Parish at Avenue C (between 6th and 8th streets), Avenue A (between 6th and 8th streets), and on Gaudet Drive (between 6th and 8th streets). The improvements encompassed installation of concrete drainage pipe (RCP)…

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Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center Construction

Construction Engineering

Kenall performed construction materials testing for the construction of the new $20.5 million Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center (Sanchez Center), located at 1616 Caffin Street in the historic Lower Ninth Ward. The Center replaces the original facility destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. We carried out sampling of subgrade/fill/stabilized soils for moisture-density; in-place compaction testing…

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South East Louisiana (SELA) 24a-Claiborne Avenue Phase I

South East Louisiana 24ª Claiborne Avenue

Kenall conducted construction materials testing for the South East Louisiana 24a Claiborne Avenue Phase I project. The project components included construction of a pile founded concrete box culvert, excavation, construction dewatering, driving sheet piling, driving timber piling, utility relocations, maintenance and diversion of stormwater, asphalt road work, and other incidental work. Kenall provided testing and…

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New Alfred Lawless High School Construction

Alfred Lawless

Kenall performed construction materials testing and pile load testing services for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. High School (formerly Alfred Lawless High School), a 195,000 square-ft. facility in the Lower Ninth Ward included within the 1.8-billion-dollar post-Hurricane Katrina reconstruction and renovation of City of New Orleans schools. Our project support encompassed pile load testing…

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Data Collection, Analysis, and Display for Pavement Condition Survey

City of New Orleans Audit Areas Map

Kenall performed full-service GIS support for the City of New Orleans’ pavement condition survey (geophysical and ground penetrating radar investigation) of 510 miles of streets. We executed GIS data compilation and integration tasks including data collection and management, data cleaning and validation, creation of GIS-based road inspection sheet template, configuring and publishing of GIS maps,…

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Joe Brown Park Renovation and Restoration

Construction Engineering

Kenall provided technical services in support of the Joe Brown Park Renovation and Restoration project. The project included construction of the Joe Brown park track and field facility with amenities including artificial track, high mast lights, aluminum bleachers supported on concrete slab, score board, maintenance building entrance, shelters, electric vaults, tennis courts, and ice skating…

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New Arts and Sciences Building at SUNO

Arts and Sciences Building

Kenall provided geotechnical services and testing supporting demolition of the existing arts and science building at Southern University of New Orleans, and construction of a new 3-story building. The building is part of a four-building project at the University funded by FEMA. Kenall performed geotechnical core drilling, soil sampling, pertinent laboratory testing as per ASTM…

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Construction of New Youth Study Center

Youth Study Center

Kenall provided geotechnical services, and design and construction recommendations, for a new Youth Study Center (building and pavement). We delivered geotechnical services including CPT drilling, core drilling, soil sampling, lithologic data collection, and laboratory testing to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions, and provided design and construction recommendations based on results.┬áThis project was part of the…

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Lafitte Greenway Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Construction

Construction Engineering

Kenall performed construction materials testing services for the construction of Lafitte Greenway bicycle/pedestrian path, a 2.6-mile public bicycle/pedestrian path and green corridor connecting New Orleans neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park, bounded by North Alexander Street on the west; extending along St. Louis Street to North Carrollton Street; located within the St. Louis Street…

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Fire Station #17 Construction

Fire Station

Kenall performed materials testing services supporting construction of a new three story Fire Station, consisting of a 2 bay 2,841 square-ft. apparatus room, a 1,396 square-ft. public space, a 1,889 square-ft. mezzanine space and a 4,145 square-ft. third floor living quarters. The building structure is a custom steel column/joist structure with facades designed to blend…

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Mazoue Ditch Drainage Improvements, Phase IV

Mazoue Ditch Drainage

Kenall carried out construction materials testing services for flood control drainage improvements at Mazoue Ditch, located in Harahan near Jefferson Highway. The project included replacing part of Mazoue ditch with a box culvert (with installation of 10 ft. by 8 ft. reinforced concrete box culvert and adjustment to other utilities and other incidental work), installation…

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Phase II Environmental Assessment at Rendon Street Warehouse

Construction Engineering

Kenall provided Environmental Phase II services for the City of New Orleans for a stockpile of waste material at Rendon Street warehouse. We performed research of applicable regulations, permit applications, risk assessment, installation of three soil borings, collection of soil samples, laboratory analysis of soil samples (including TCLP/SPLP lead, TPH, and VOCs), and prepared a…

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Falgout Canal Road Levee Segment 1 Construction

Falgout Canal Road

Kenall conducted construction monitoring and construction materials testing supporting the Falgout Canal Road Levee, a component of the Morganza to the Gulf project to reduce hurricane and storm surge damage risk. The area was significantly affected by tides emanating from Gulf of Mexico, and deterioration of coastal marshes as a result of saltwater intrusion, land…

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Mandeville Bypass Construction

Corridor - Mandeville Bypass Construction

Kenall delivered geotechnical engineering services for construction of a new bypass in Mandeville, Louisiana, located between US 190 and LA 1088. The bypass is comprised of five bridge/culverts and on grade pavement. We carried out a geotechnical field investigation, by drilling and sampling soil borings to determine soil and groundwater conditions and geotechnical characteristics. We…

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Tomball Drainage Improvement

Tomball Drainage Improvement

Kenall prepared a preliminary engineering report and contract documents for 1,200 linear feet of box storm sewer, designed for a 25-year storm event, with the goal of improving existing drainage in North Harris County, specifically in Harris County Flood Control District ditch unit M125-00-00. Our services included a site survey, historical analysis of flooding and…

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Kingwood Sewer System Hydraulic Model

map

Kenall prepared a new InfoWorks hydraulic model for Kingwood, a 7,900-acre planned community in northernmost City of Houston. The model network encompassed 1.25M linear feet of sewer network and 28 pump stations for the planned community. Modeling activities included data compilation and verification, field investigations, drawdown testing, flow calculations, dry and wet weather simulations, calibration,…

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Sims Bayou Area Wastewater Hydraulic Model

Sims Bayou

Kenall developed a prototype InfoWorks hydraulic model for the Sims Bayou service area (31,200 acres, 4.4 million linear feet of pipe, 36 pump stations, one wet weather facility and two wastewater treatment plants). In addition to modeling of the service area, a project objective was to analyze the predictive capabilities of the InfoWorks modeling suite…

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Janisch Relief Sewer and Lift Station Expansion

Janisch

Kenall was the prime consultant for the Janisch Relief Sewer and Lift Station Expansion project. This project included removal and replacement of 2,300 linear feet of existing sewer with 8-24 inch sanitary sewer beneath several neighborhood streets, and design of a new 2.53 MGD lift station, including electrical, mechanical & instrumentation and a force main…

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Center Creek Drive 42-Inch Relief Sewer

Center Creek - Gravity Sewer in Creek Bottom

Kenall was responsible for the design and coordination of all aspects of the Center Creek Drive 42-inch Relief Sewer project. The project was located in a creek bottom in an environmentally sensitive area, within the critical water quality zone. The project location mandated special considerations in project design and construction (i.e., installation 2-feet lower than…

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Greater Almeda Sims Sewer System Hydraulic Model

Greater Almeda Sims Sewer

Kenall developed an InfoWorks hydraulic sewer model for the 65,000-acre Greater Almeda Sims planning area. The model area is comprised of 4.8 million feet of sewer line and 50 pump stations, encompassing the Almeda Sims, Greenridge, WCID 51 and Chocolate Bayou sewer systems. Our services included building the model network based on GIS and asbuilts,…

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Hydraulic Modeling

Construction Engineering

Kenall supported the City of Houston in complying with its Administrative Order to eliminate sewer overflows and upgrade its wastewater system, as part of the Greater Houston Wastewater Program (GHWP), a $1.2 billion plan to control wet weather overflows and provide relief to the overburdened sanitary sewer system. Kenall was responsible for determining the most…

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Northeast Water Purification Plant

Construction Engineering

Kenall provided construction management services associated with the construction of a new 40 million gallon per day water purification plant and intake structure on the west shore of Lake Houston, and the installation of a transmission pipeline to connect to the City of Houston Water system at Hirsch Rd and Little York. The project included…

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Southeast Water Plant Phase I – 80 MGD Expansion

Construction Engineering

Kenall provided complete design and construction management services for 13.4 million gallon concrete storage tank associated with 80 MGD expansion of the Southeast Water Plant in Houston. We performed detailed design, including process, mechanical, structural and foundation design for the tank, and vibration analysis. Inlet, outlet, and overflow pipes and valves were also included, as…

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Southwest Water Plant Expansion of Pump, Chlorine, and Ammonia Buildings

Southweast Water Plant Expansion

Kenall provided full architectural and engineering for the expansion of the Southwest Water Plant. The expansion encompassed the pump, chlorine and ammonia buildings, as well as administrative, storage and maintenance equipment space. The project was designed such that the plant could remain in full operation during construction.

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Trinity Water Distribution System

Trinity Water Distribution System

Kenall carried out detailed design for the Trinity Water System distribution network. We performed structural design of 11,000 linear ft. of 96-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe and steel pipe; structural design of thrust blocks and thrust restraining systems and structural design of tunnel liners. We also designed valve boxes and a meter box, and sheet…

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Franz Road Reconstruction (East of Primewest Parkway to Mason Rd.)

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Kenall provided complete civil and geotechnical engineering design, surveying, and environmental services for the Franz Road Project, encompassing the roadway from east of Primewest Parkway to Mason Road. Our services included feasibility studies, developing the preliminary engineering report; performing the environmental assessment, hydraulic analysis, alignment geometrics, utility relocation, and identification of right of way requirements;…

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Sam Houston Tollway – South, Section No. 8

Sam Houston Tollway

Kenall was the prime consultant responsible for one mile of controlled access freeway facility including a 320 ft. long bridge at South Post Oak and a 116 ft. long bridge at HCFCD Ditch Unit C-145-00-00. Our responsibilities included field surveying, location/relocation of existing utilities (plan and profiles), development of roadway plan and profiles, drainage design…

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Westpark Toll Road – Section 4

Westpark Toll Road

The Westpark Toll Road Section 4 Project encompassed 3,700 linear feet of 4-lane divided toll road facility and bridge. Kenall performed all requisite engineering design services for the project, including the bridge layout at Dairy Ashford, and the plan for the bridge retaining walls. Our responsibilities included subsurface exploration, soil testing, engineering analysis, foundation recommendations,…

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Magnolia Transit Center Modifications

Construction Engineering

Kenall supported the modification and repair of the existing METRO Magnolia Transit Center. The modifications included site grading, site layout of a replacement parking lot and concrete platform, and sidewalk renovation/replacement, and driveways. We provided design and field/topographic survey services for the facility modifications. Our work included structural design modifications to the platform, and handicap…

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Mounes St. Subsurface Drainage Improvements

Mounes St. Subsurface Drainage Improvements

Kenall performed the geotechnical investigation and analyses, and provided recommendations for the Mounes Street subsurface drainage improvements project. This project encompassed drainage improvements along Mounes Street, extending from Clearview Parkway to Dickory Avenue. We performed subsurface investigation and laboratory analyses, and provided a summary geotechnical report with our findings and recommendations related to project design…

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Regional Transit Authority Canal Street Ferry Terminal Construction

Regional Transity Authority Canal Street Ferry Terminal Construaction

Kenall was responsible for geotechnical engineering and construction management associated with construction of the new Canal Street Ferry Terminal. This project includes the terminal, loading ramp and other supporting structures. Under our contract, we installed and sampled cone penetration test and standard penetration test borings from river barge and landside locations (up to 120 ft.…

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Slope Stability/Soil Stockpiling Along Bayou St. John

Slope Stability/Soil Stockpiling Along Bayou St. John

Kenall performed geotechnical engineering and testing services for the design and analysis of the stock piled dirt from the Youth Study Center project located approximately 1100 ft. along the banks of Bayou St. John. Our services addressed stockpiled soils, emplaced along 1,100 ft. of the banks of Bayou St. John. We drilled, sampled, and tested…

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Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation Hobby Airport

Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation Hobby Airport

Kenall provided complete engineering design and project management for rehabilitation of runways, taxiways, and aprons at Hobby Airport. Over the course of the project, our design scope expanded to include relocation of a roadway, drainage improvements, and repaving of a parking lot. Kenall’s primary focus was on pavement rehabilitation – our services included pavement design…

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Airport Runway Pavement Rehabilitation, Hobby Airport

Airport Runway Pavement Rehabilitation, Hobby Airport

Kenall performed engineering design for pavement replacement projects at two runways at Hobby Airport, resulting in minimal air traffic disruption ( runways reopened in 19 days and 26 days, respectively), and the installation of a concrete mixture that provides long-term resistance from deterioration due to alkali-silica reaction. Kenall’s focus on the runway replacement projects included…

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Airside Improvements Program Bush IAH

Taxiway Drainage Rehabilitation at George Bush IAH

As a component of the Airside Improvements Program at George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport, Kenall designed drainage improvements associated with the paving of six islands between several taxiways at Terminals B and, covering approximately 16 acres for taxiing, parking and shoulder protection. Our drainage and storm system improvements were designed to FAA and City of…

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Taxiway Drainage Rehabilitation at George Bush IAH

Taxiway Drainage Rehabilitation at George Bush IAH

Kenall was responsible for drainage system design and CADD services associated with the Taxiway Drainage Rehabilitation Program at George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport. The overall program focused on the widening of taxiways SF, SG, SH, SJ, SK, SA, and SB. Our role encompassed redesigning the existing culverts to raise the head walls and wing walls…

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Code, Life Safety and ADA Compliance Upgrades for Elementary Schools

Code, Life Safety and ADA Compliance Upgrades for Elementary Schools - Scarborough Elementary

Kenall designed life safety modifications for four schools in the Houston Independent School District – Blanche K. Bruce Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School, Scarborough Elementary School, and Lee High School. Our architectural solutions were designed to solve life safety, fire, and related concerns, bringing each school into compliance with local jurisdictional requirements.

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Maersk Sealand Reefer Maintenance & Wash Facility, Barbours Cut Terminal

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Kenall served as the Design Professional of Record for the expansion of the Maersk Sealand Reefer Maintenance and Wash Facility. The project consisted of a 6,000 sq. ft. addition to an existing Maersk Sealand maintenance building to house a reefer repair/maintenance facility, parts room and administrative office. In addition, the project included an eight bay…

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Wastewater Operations Testing Laboratory

Wastewater Operations Testing Laboratory

Kenall served as Prime Consultant for the architectural and engineering planning, design and construction management for the Wastewater Operations Testing Laboratory. The facility consists of a one-story office building and testing laboratory, encompassing 48,000 sq. ft. on a five-acre site. Kenall was responsible for full design services including, preliminary site study, architectural programming, and conceptual…

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Elkins High School Science Laboratory Modernization

School Construction Engineering

The Elkins High School Laboratory Modernization project addressed the conversion of 12 existing science classrooms into six general science laboratories, an aquatics laboratory, chemical storage facility and additional preparation facilities. The works also included upgrading eight existing laboratories for digital data networking. Kenall provided architectural and engineering programming, design and construction services, for the project…

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Woodforest Green Apartments

engineering plans

Kenall provided full architectural and engineering services for the design and construction of renovation and modernization work on existing facilities at the Housing Authority of the City of Houston’s Woodforest Green Apartments. We also performed asbestos and lead paint remediation, where needed. Our work included the modernization of the interior and exterior of the development.…

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Historic Allen’s Park Redevelopment

Historic Allen's Park Redevelopment

Allen’s Landing Park is a 1.76-acre park on the south bank of Buffalo Bayou at the confluence of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous (the original Port of Houston) and commemorates the founding of Houston in 1836. Under two overlapping contracts, Kenall supported revitalization efforts at the Park. Kenall provided architectural and engineering programming, design and…

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Columbia Tap Rail to Trail Bikeway

Bike Trail Construction Engineering

The Columbia Tap Trail is a Rails-to-Trails conversion project which consists of over 4 miles of a 10-ft. wide, concrete, multi-use hike and bike trail along the old Columbia Tap railroad in Houston. Kenall served as the prime consultant for the project, preparing a preliminary engineering report that included alternative route analyses. Our detailed design…

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Terry Hershey Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Tie-In

Terry Hershey Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Tie-In

Kenall provided engineering and construction management services for a 2.2 mile bikeway and pedestrian bridge in Terry Hershey Park, a county park that extends along approximately 6 miles of Buffalo Bayou in west Houston. The park, which includes a network of paved and dirt multi-use trails, is named after conservationist Terry Hershey, who worked to…

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Herman Brown Park Bikeway Bridge

Construction Engineering

Kenall developed plans, specifications and estimates for construction of two bikeway bridges in Herman Brown Park, a 7.7-mile loop trail near Houston. The two bikeway bridges included a 70-ft. single span prestressed concrete bridge over the Harris County Flood Control District channel and a 240-ft., triple span prestressed concrete bridge over Hunting Bayou. Our services…

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Houston Independent School District Food Service Facility

Construction Engineering

Kenall performed critical engineering services associated with the rehabilitation of the Houston Independent School District Food Service Facility’s Ammonia Refrigeration, phasing our work to maintain continuous facility operation. The project included replacement of nine refrigeration compressors and one evaporative condenser, serving three freezers below 0E and four refrigerated coolers below 40E. We provided architectural and…

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Spring Branch Water Plant Rehabilitation Project

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Kenall carried out design and construction phase services for upgrades to the booster pump station and disinfection process of Spring Branch Water Plant. The upgrades resulted in increasing plant treatment capacity from 9.5 to 17.3 million gallons per day. We assisted in the plant upgrades across numerous engineering disciplines, providing drawings, specifications, bid quantities, estimated…

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Irvington Village Modernization

Irvington Village Modernization

Kenall supported the modernization of the Irvington Village by providing full architectural and engineering design and construction phase services for the interior and exterior modernization for the Housing Authority of the City of Houston residential development complex. The original 27-building, 318-unit apartment project was constructed in 1943. The modernization, which encompassed five phases, included both…

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Magnolia Home Phase II Modernization, Galveston

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Kenall was retained by the Galveston Housing Authority to design the conversion of 65 two-story wood frame residential units from non-air conditioned units to centrally heated and air conditioned units. Our work encompassed architectural and engineering planning, design, and construction management services for the conversion, including renovation of interior spaces to accommodate the HVAC equipment,…

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Holland House Phase III Modernization

Building Modernization

Kenall performed architectural and engineering planning, design, and construction management services for a $1.076 million dollar renovation project of the interior and exterior of a four-story residential complex for senior citizens, originally constructed in 1978. Our services included asbestos/mold/mildew abatements, updates for ADA compliance, replacement of residential kitchen/bath components, and HVAC improvements. Compliance with the…

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Austin Street Paving and Drainage Improvements

Austin Street Paving and Drainage Improvements

Kenall delivered construction management and design services, including environmental site assessments, surveying, and geotechnical services, for two projects in the Houston Central Business District (12 blocks; 3,900 linear feet). The projects included reconstruction of five lanes of concrete/asphalt pavement, construction/rehabilitation of the storm sewer system, replacement of utilities, landscape enhancements, and installation of new street…

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Pinemont Drive Paving and Drainage Improvements

road Construction Engineering

Kenall provided services over multiple projects to improve Pinemont Drive. The projects including widening of 2,500 linear feet of roadway, and improvement of sanitary sewer and water lines (8,000 linear feet), drainage and pavement, and reconstruction of 5 miles of 2-lane asphalt roadway to 4-lane. Kenall performed engineering services associated with replacement of 3,000 linear…

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