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2 04, 2018

Developer details timeline, switch to condos for sky-scraping downtown tower

April 2nd, 2018|

48 East Avenue project adds luxury amenities to bustling Rainey Street amid condo boom Rendering provided by STG Design A new residential project in the Rainey Street Historic district is permitted and anticipated to break ground by the end of the year. The 33-story condo tower is expected to have 215 for-sale units, and will add another building to the changing downtown Austin skyline. STG Design is the architect of 48 East Avenue and KBGE Engineering is the engineer. A general contractor hasn't been finalized. Read more: https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2018/04/02/skyscraping-condo-to-go-vertical-east-avenue.html

24 03, 2018

Firm buys Texas engineering concern, Oklahoma roots and all

March 24th, 2018|

This artist's rendering depicts The Deck, 1001 NW 6, with civil engineering by KBGE. [RENDERING PROVIDED BY GARDNER ARCHITECTS/KBGE] KBGE, a Texas civil engineering firm with ties to Oklahoma, has been acquired by Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., a top firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. KBGE, headquartered in Austin since its start in 2011, has had an office in Oklahoma City since 2016. CEC, with 20 locations, said the acquisition gives it firm footing here and in Austin for expansion into the Southwest. Transaction details were not released. KBGE will retain its name and operate as usual through the end of the year, but CEC said it will offer new services through the KBGE team to regional and national clients immediately.   Read more: http://newsok.com/article/5588221/firm-buys-texas-engineering-concern-oklahoma-roots-and-all

22 03, 2018

Pittsburgh-area Civil & Environmental Consultants makes largest acquisition with Texas firm

March 22nd, 2018|

The Robinson-based firm Civil & Environmental Consultants (CEC) announced Wednesday it acquired KBGE, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, with an additional office in Oklahoma City. It is the largest acquisition in Civil & Environmental Consultants' history and adds KBGE's 35-person Austin office and its five-member team in Oklahoma City to the company's 800-plus employees. KBGE worked on Facebook's new offices in Austin, an inland surf park and other large developments. The firm started as a team of two in 2011 and has since grown to five partners: four in Austin and one in Oklahoma City. Read more: http://triblive.com/business/headlines/13447230-74/pittsburgh-area-civil-environmental-consultants-makes-largest-acquisition-yet-with-texas-firm

21 03, 2018

National engineering firm buys fast-growing KBGE in Austin

March 21st, 2018|

Pittsburgh-based Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. has bought KBGE Engineering, the Austin firm behind projects such as Third + Shoal, Waller Park Place and NLand Surf Park. With 20 locations nationwide, CEC already has a small Austin office it added when it purchased another local engineering firm — Associated Consulting Engineers — in 2011. The Austin office has been involved in projects for the Texas National Guard and various municipal solid waste and parks and recreation projects for the city of Austin and surrounding cities. Greg Lewis, vice president of CEC who is based in Austin, said the company wanted to tap into KBGE’s expertise in commercial real estate and its relationships with the city of Austin and surrounding cities. Read more: https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2018/03/21/national-engineering-firm-buys-fast-growing-kbge.html  

14 11, 2017

KBGE Welcomes Four New Hires: Lauren Beavers, Juan Maldonado, Armando Molina Jr. and Lia Powell

November 14th, 2017|

Lauren Beavers joins KBGE as a Project Manager. Lauren was born and raised in Austin, attending the University of Texas at Austin where she received her degree in Civil Engineering. Favorite thing about Austin: Live music! Stubb’s is my favorite venue. If I could have any superhero power, it would be: teleportation, duh. Juan Maldonado is one of two new Survey Field Member at KBGE. Also originally from Austin, Juan loves the live bands, the friendly people and the good food here. If I could have any superhero power, it would be:  invisibility. When I’m not working at KBGE, I am: working at home and spending time with my kids. Armando Molina Jr. has also been hired as a Survey Field Member at KBGE. Another native Austinite, Armando loves everything about the city except the traffic. I can’t get enough of: Good food and sports. When I’m not working [...]

12 09, 2017

KBGE Celebrates HAAM Benefit Day!

September 12th, 2017|

What a great day of music, fun, and helping the Austin music community! KBGE staff and friends spent the afternoon at ZAX Restaurant on Barton Springs to celebrate HAAM Benefit Day for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians! HAAM is a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. While we enjoyed a delicious lunch, local musicians Lucas Cook and Craig Marshall each played a fantastic show, with five percent of all proceeds from ZAX donated to HAAM at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us! Even if you were not able to make it out to ZAX, please consider making a donation to HAAM: https://myhaam.org/donate/ And, stay tuned for details on next year’s HAAM Benefit Day!

18 07, 2017

New Hires: Craig Tipton and Mike Theone – Engineer Associates at KBGE Engineering

July 18th, 2017|

Craig Tipton joins KBGE as an Engineer Associate. Craig attended Texas A&M University and received his degree in Civil/Ocean Engineering. Favorite thing about Austin: This town fosters and encourages creativity and entrepreneurship in a manner I’ve never experienced before. I can’t get enough of: College football. I think I might have a serious problem. Mike Theone also joins KBGE as an Engineer Associate. Mike grew up in Austin and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received his degree in civil engineering. I can’t get enough of: playing basketball. If I could have any superhero power, it would be: cell regeneration.

12 07, 2017

Zoning change sought for ‘Y’ complex, new restaurant planned

July 12th, 2017|

Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams by Ann Fowler OAK HILL –  Representatives of the 4.5-acre commercial property that currently houses the Goodwill at the ‘Y’ said owners would like to rezone the property from GR-CO-NP to GR-MU-CO-NP. In addition, they seek to change the floor-to-area ratio (FAR) from 0.21-to-1 to the more typical 1-to-1. They spoke at the June OHAN meeting (Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods). Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams, said the property owner, Cielo Paso Oak Hill LP, is seeking some changes for both short-term and long-term plans at 7100 U.S 290 West. Gabe Bruehl, founding partner of KBGE Engineering, also attended the meeting to answer questions. Lynch said they were surprised when Planet Fitness suddenly gave notice recently, closing the Oak Hill facility and moving clients to a new one [...]

30 01, 2017

48 East Tower Lands Approval of Design Commission

January 30th, 2017|

by Adolfo Pesquera   Austin (Travis Co.) - Promising to become one of the most prominent residences at the edge of Lady Bird Lake, the 48 East Apartment Tower received the recommendation of the Austin Design Commission. LD&C, the developer, is seeking a density bonus to raise the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 8:10 to 15:1; this is the principal bulk regulation controlling the size of buildings. It is a ratio of the total building floor area in relation to the area of its zoning lot. For this project, the lot area is 17,859 square feet (0.41 acres), and the total project area is 267,975 square feet. The FAR increase here is primariling owing to a height increase from the 40 feet allowed to a proposed 350 feet. LD&C's design has 33 stories. To achieve the density bonus, LD&C offers as incentives 5 percent of the units as affordable housing at 80 [...]

4 01, 2017

3-story project planned for South Congress site

January 4th, 2017|

3-story project planned for South Congress site December 16, 2016 – Shonda Novak, American-Statesman Same name, new project. The former St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop, which had been a fixture on South Congress Avenue for more than two decades, is about to take on new life as the space is renovated and a three-story building with shops and offices is built next to it. The project, called Saint Vincent, is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 along a section of South Congress that is seeing a burst of new development, with some businesses relocating or closing. St. Vincent de Paul operated a thrift store and collection center there before relocating this year to 901 Braker Lane, where it has a larger store and expanded services. The developer of the planned Saint Vincent project is The Kor Group, teaming with Drake Real Estate Partners based in New York. The Kor [...]