Capital Projects

Michael Y. Ereti, P.E., Director

Capital Projects is responsible for programming 5+5 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by managing and delivering large-scale reconstruction and new construction projects of Houston Public Works existing roadway, drainage, water, and waste-water facilities. Capital Projects service-line is committed to managing and delivering these critical projects that are maintained and operated by the Transportation and Drainage service-line, and Houston Water service-line. To accomplish this, the Capital Projects service-line is comprised of six delivery-lines: Facilities, Infrastructures, Real Estate, Technical Services, CIP Programming, and Project Support Services.

CIP Programing

David WurdlowDeputy Assistant Director

  • Manage 5+5 CIP appropriation and funding in coordination with other delivery-lines.
  • Monitor and report on the CIP.
  • Seek grant funding for infrastructure projects.
  • Annual budget, personnel, purchasing services of Capital Projects service-line.
  • Involved in the infrastructure needs identification, assessment and long-range planning.

Facilities

R. Jeff Masek, P.E., CCM Assistant Director

  • Primarily manage and deliver CIP projects of water purification plants and waste-water treatment plants including large-diameter water and waste-water lines design and construction.
  • Manage preliminary and final engineering design, construction management, and inspection contracts.
  • Manage construction awards for large-scale CIP projects.
  • Secondarily participate in planning and identification of future CIP projects.
  • Construction management, administration and inspection services of large-scale CIP projects.
  • Construction phase appropriations.
  • CIP project acceptance and close out actions.

Infrastructure

Juan Chavira, P.E., PMP, CEM Assistant Director

  • Primarily manage and deliver roadway, small-diameter water lines, waste-water lines, and storm drain design and construction of large-scale CIP projects.
  • Manage preliminary and final engineering design, construction management, and inspection contracts.
  • Manage construction awards for large-scale CIP projects.
  • Geographical Information & Management System (GIMS)
  • Secondarily participate in planning and identification of future CIP projects.
  • Construction management, administration and inspection services of large-scale CIP projects.
  • Construction phase appropriations.
  • CIP project acceptance and close out actions.
 

Project Management Office

Jody Craze, PMP, CCM Deputy Assistant Director

  • Facilitate data gathering, planning, management, and analytical processes to improve positive project outcomes.
  • Creates, compiles, and centralizes procedures, processes that impact project management within the Service Line.
  • Provide and manage tools that assist in efficient and effective project management and research the necessity of future tools.
  • Centralize the communication of information in formats that assist effective governance, management, and decision making. Centralizes the sharing of information between Departments, Delivery Lines, and Service Lines.
  • Report and assure measures of project performance, schedule, and budget are at an acceptable level of risk.
  • Provide a coordinated approach to the development and delivery of infrastructure.
  • Point of reporting and assurance.
  • Provide technical training within the Service Line.

Project Support

Cheryl Harris, Deputy Assistant Director

  • Manage administrative support to other delivery-lines in hiring, daily operation, and documentation of projects.
  • Manage RCA process for all CIP related items for Houston Public Works.
  • Manage professional services solicitation process for Houston Public Works.
  • Manage construction contracts review and award process.

Real Estate

Marjorie Cox, Assistant Director

Real Estate researches and acquires real property interests needed for public use in support of the implementation of the Adopted Five Year Capital Improvement Plan.