Building Bayou City

Shaun Theriot-Smith, P.E.

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

TxDOT Access Driveway Spacing

If you are developing a property on a roadway that is controlled by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and want to maximize access, you will have to consider standards on TxDOT driveway spacing. This is one of the criteria that TxDOT will assess your access driveway permit application.

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Remove your property from the FEMA floodplain (LOMA/LOMR)

Are you interested in removing your property from the floodplain or need to determine your property’s flood risk? Many properties are at a distinct risk of flooding during major rainfall events; let's take a look at how to know if your property is in a flood hazard area and ways to remedy it.

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Storm Water Quality Management in the City of Houston (SWPPP & SWQMP)

Navigating storm water quality regulations in Houston can often be a nebulous process, especially when you are juggling other permitting requirements simultaneously. The City of Houston and Harris County hold a developer and their designers responsible for the stormwater that leaves a private site. These agencies are often primarily concerned with the quantity or volume of the stormwater discharge, but they also expect a certain quality or characteristic of the water that enters into the MS4, or municipal separate storm sewer system. Enter Storm Water Quality (SWQ) guidelines.

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Can We Fix Houston’s Flooding Problem?

Hurricane Harvey has brought a destructive intensity and distribution of rainfall that has highlighted, again, the Achilles heel of our metropolis's infrastructure: a lack of development oversight and facilities to protect the integrity of our communities. It has, however, reminded us of our strengths -- the ever-present tenacity and grit that our citizens possess and their endless capacity to galvanize in the face of adversity.

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Proud to be Appointed to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors

Deeply humbled to announce that I have been appointed by City of Houston's Mayor Turner to serve on the Harris - Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors to advocate for the residents of Houston in the monitoring and regulation of groundwater withdrawal.

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