Shaun Theriot-Smith

Civil Engineer (EIT), Leader, Veteran, Public Servant, Husband, Father

Now an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect!

Proud to announce that I have completed the exam and have become an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate! I am eager to find ways that this industry and others can leverage cloud technology and development to improve the quality of life for the communities we live in and serve.


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Happy Holidays and Welcome 2017!

Happy holidays from the Theriot-Smiths! We hope you all have a wonderfully memorable and meaningful time with your loved ones. We're looking forward to 2017!


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Proud to be graduating this week

Enjoying the last week of our undergraduate career as we accept our Hard Hats and degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Cullen College of Engineering -- Go Coogs!


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Building Setbacks in Houston: Avoid Expensive Assumptions.

Building lines are used by the City of Houston, and other jurisdictions, to establish guidelines on how far a structure must be "set back" from the property line. How can you be sure the development you have in mind will not conflict with Houston's wildly variant building line standards? I outline the basic standards and common variances.


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The BIM of Infrastructure: Adding Lifecycle Value

In the building design and construction world Building Information Modelling, or BIM, has become a way for engineers to provide value to an Owner or Owner-Operator of a building throughout its entire lifecycle. But what about infrastructure? Are your Civil Designers giving you an advantage over your peers?


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