1,000 Miles of Pipeline Design Experience at Your Fingertips
Water and wastewater pipelines play a critical role in protecting public health, promoting economic prosperity, and ensuring a good quality of life. Whether to provide drinking water to communities or to collect sanitary sewage for treatment, pipeline designs must consider an area’s geography, site conditions, and construction impacts.
Having designed more than 1,000 miles of pipeline throughout the U.S., our engineers are experts at understanding pipeline materials, conditions, and design considerations. In fact, we developed the City of Houston's "Design Management Manual" for pipeline design standards and specifications, and authored the "Quick Reference Manual for the Structural Design of Buried Pipes" which is used by many of our clients.
Our expertise goes beyond design. We perform condition assessments (including manned entry) of existing and aging pipelines to understand failure risk and consequence, and recommend, prioritize, and implement appropriate rehabilitation or replacement measures.
Over the course of his 35+ year career with pipe manufacturers and consultants, Bob Card has designed more than 2,000 individual pipeline projects using a variety of pipe materials up to 198-inches in diameter. He is a design expert with many types of pipe, including concrete pressure, steel, reinforced concrete, stainless steel, ductile iron, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and high-density polyethylene. His pipeline design includes work in more than 35 states, and six foreign countries. Bob is also an accomplished project manager and technical reviewer. Bob is active in various professional associations, writing specifications and codes for AWWA, ASCE, and ASTM.
As Chief Technical Officer, Warren Green serves as the technical liaison for all of LAN. He assists with staffing plans to assure project quality, develops and oversees technical presentations and publications, as well as assisting with defining and implementing technical training. Warren has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering management and supervision of complex drinking water supply and treatment projects totaling more than $1 billion.
He is chair of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Stainless Steel Pipe Standards Committee, and co-chair of the AWWA Steep Water Pipe Manufactures Technical Advisory Committee.
Stephen has more than a decade of municipal engineering experience with a focus on water and wastewater utilities, street and sidewalk design and rehabilitation, bond projects, and program management. He is adept at assembling Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract documents and bid packages for multiple infrastructure improvement projects, managing construction budgets, and performing construction phase services.
Based out of LAN’s San Antonio office, Stephen’s background includes projects for the City of San Antonio (CoSA), San Antonio Water System (SAWS), Bexar County, and TxDOT. From his experience with these agencies, he understands the required coordination efforts, permitting and approval processes, and local design standards.
Greg Henry has 15 years of experience at LAN focusing on pipe line design and construction management, assessment and rehabilitation. He is heavily involved with Condition Assessment and rehabilitation of large diameter water lines, where he provides engineering support for the shut-down planning, inspection and rehabilitation of several large diameter prestressed concrete, cast iron, ductile iron and steel water lines. Greg’s design has focused on trenchless design for large diameter pipelines including slipline rehabilitation, horizontal directional drilling, and tunneling.
Mackrena Ramos joined LAN in 1999 and has 18 years of engineering experience in large diameter water main design including management of the Surface Water Transmission Program. The City of Houston’s Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP) was established in 1985 and includes more than 300 miles of pipelines with a construction cost of over $400M.
Mackrena is the SWTP Assistant Program Manager and is responsible for meeting Program budgets and deadlines as well as tracking performance measures. She supervises the work of design consultants, professional and technical personnel, the review and approval of designs and related construction changes, and is the liaison with the client. Projects and services provided in the Program include trenchless design such as tunneling, horizontal directional drilling, and slip lining; corrosion design and commissioning; hydraulic and transient analysis; construction phase services; and condition assessment of the existing water system. Her primary focus also includes capital improvement planning, design quality, cost reduction reviews, and optimal phasing of improvements for the Program.
Justin Reeves joined LAN in 2003 and has experience delivering municipal infrastructure improvements, including, roadway and grading design, and water and wastewater facilities, and a majority of his experience with pipeline systems. He has successfully led condition assessment and rehabilitation efforts for various sanitary sewer systems ranging from 8- to 84-inches in diameter and using several trenchless rehabilitation technologies. Justin’s water experience includes planning, modeling, condition assessment, program management, and utility design for systems up to 108-inches in diameter.
Kelly Shipley is project manager for sanitary sewer and lift station evaluations and rehabilitation, program management, force main design, civil site design, preparation of plans and specifications, bid package preparation, and construction administration. As Program Manager for Clear Lake City Water Authority’s Sanitary Sewer Evaluation & Rehabilitation Program, Kelly is overseeing the rehabilitation of the existing wastewater collection system comprised of 28 lift stations, 6,000 manholes, and 1.1 million linear feet of sanitary sewer. She is certified through the National Association of Sewer Service Companies’ (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP).
Eddie Streich has 10 years of diverse design, construction management, and inspection experience as it relates to land and site development. He has been responsible for a $24 million mall redevelopment, museum campus improvements, and single-family, industrial, and commercial developments. Eddie is well-versed in the design and construction administration of various infrastructure, including water and wastewater facilities, drainage detention systems, and sanitary sewer; as well as preliminary engineering studies and bond issues.