Huitt-­Zollars Receives CMAA North Texas Award for Public Works


Huitt­-Zollars received the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) North Texas 2017 Project Achievement Award for Public Works Greater Than $15M for Shepherd Drive Drainage Improvements at the Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 24. CMAA North Texas recognizes and promotes outstanding achievement, professionalism, and excellence in the management of the construction process.

Huitt­-Zollars provided construction management and inspection services for the reconstruction of Shepherd Drive from Westheimer Road to West Dallas Street/Chilton Road, plus northbound and southbound frontage roads of Shepherd Drive from West Dallas Street/Chilton Road to Allen Parkway. The project included the removal of existing storm sewer mains and installation of new pipe (ranging from 24-­84 inches in diameter) with new outfall structure and bank stabilization at historic Buffalo Bayou. Trenchless construction was a critical project component in order to protect the numerous oak trees that are the inspiration for the name of the area's historic neighborhood, River Oaks.

Congratulations to the Huitt­-Zollars team (Cecil Daughtry, Webb Pederson, Bob Powell, and Helen Stallkamp) and to the City of Houston on this award!