Buffalo Bayou Park Slope Stabilization & Bench Sediment Removal
Award of Merit
OWNER: Harris County Flood Control District
LEAD DESIGN FIRM/CIVIL: Jones|Carter
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: James Construction Group
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Stanley Spurling & Hamilton Inc.
GEOTECHNICAL: Cibor Inc.
CIVIL CONSULTANT: Versa Infrastructure
To help protect the “Central Park of Houston” from future flooding while maintaining its character, a seven-phase project identified 16 repair sites along two miles of the bayou. The project helps to create a maintainable bayou that will withstand Texas’ tropical weather.
Photo by Erin Willidord, Jones|Carter
Construction had to be planned around multiple stakeholder requests that included no construction during park events, no use of heavy equipment and no construction during the summer months. A plan also had to be developed to get construction materials to the hard-to-access repair areas, protect the existing facilities and preserve trees. Project scope also included a man-made controlled release upstream reservoir, as it was imperative to have multiple risk mitigation options.