Shaun Theriot-Smith, P.E.

Civil Engineering Leader, Veteran, Public Servant, Husband, Father

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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