Northwest Vista College

Owner:Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TexasReturn to previous page
Owner:Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, Texas

The Northwest Vista College campus spreads across 137 acres and has a population of over 16,000 students. CDS Muery has served as engineer and surveyor for various site development expansion phases over the past six years.

Recent campus expansion projects include a 30,000 sq. ft. two-story addition to the Huisache Hall Health and Wellness Center, and a major expansion that encompassed six new buildings (totaling approximately 450,000 sq. ft.) consisting of a new library, fine arts performing center, science labs, academic buildings, mechanical plant, and maintenance facility.

CDS Muery provided the civil engineering, surveying, and construction administration services for the site improvements associated with the expansions, including:

  • Perimeter access drives
  • 1100 parking spaces
  • Multiple mass transit bus stops
  • Delivery and service drives
  • Fire lanes
  • Sidewalks and other flat work for pedestrian access
  • ADA ramps
  • Site drainage infrastructure
  • Flood protection gates
  • Architectural feature weir/spillway dam structures for storm water detention pond
  • Domestic and fire protection water distribution system
  • Sanitary sewer collection system
  • Re-use water distribution system

Specific services provided by CDS Muery for the expansion projects included:

  • Topographic and tree surveys
  • Parking pavement and grading design
  • Street/roadway design
  • Storm water flow hydrologic and hydraulic analysis
  • Fire flow analysis
  • Utility and channel conveyance hydraulic flow analysis
  • Construction document plans and specifications
  • Design phase construction cost estimating
  • Bid plan support
  • Construction site visits/contractor RFI coordination/payment reviews/final inspection report

Regulatory entitlements included permit approvals from COSA PDSD, COSA Public Works, COSA Fire Marshall, SAWS, TCEQ, TPDES, and TDLR.

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Surveying services provided

  • Construction Phase Surveying
  • Control Surveys
  • Design Surveys
  • Survey Mapping

Engineering services provided

  • Construction Phase Services
  • Parking & Circulation Planning & Design
  • Regulatory Entitlements
  • Site Development Engineering
  • Stormwater Management Analysis & Design
  • Water and Wastewater Design

Markets Served

  • Education
  • Water Resources