Our Services

Program Management

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Program Management is an interactive plan created so clients can complete multiple projects within a budget and schedule that has been communicated to an expectant public. Capabilities Include:

  • Reporting
  • Construction management and/or inspection
  • Bidding
  • Environmental coordination
  • Right-of-way acquisition coordination
  • Public utility/dry utility/pipeline coordination
  • Interagency coordination
  • Review of plans, specifications and cost estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Design criteria development
  • Fee negotiations
  • Design consultant selection
  • Budgeting
  • Planning/Prioritization
  • Public meetings

Program management brings several advantages to public agencies. First, it allows its existing full-time staff to continue addressing the agency’s daily needs without the distraction of capital project management. Second, it better ensures the timely delivery of projects since the Program Manager is focused on their completion. Third, it removes the need to reassign or eliminate staff when the capital projects program is completed. A professional Program Manager offers specialized expertise for a project delivery system. The Program Manager is fully accountable for the successful management of the project delivery system.

Water/ Wastewater


SPI is an established expert in the design and construction management of complex municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects. SPI has designed many of the original municipal wastewater collection and treatment facilities in East Texas. We have also successfully completed numerous groundwater production, ground and surface water treatment, storage, and distribution projects which meet our clients’ specific needs. At SPI, successful water and wastewater projects are achieved through knowledgeable staff and the use of innovative technology, cost-effective design, and the cultivation of a strong relationship with our clients. Capabilities Include:

  • Surface Water Treatment Facility Rehabilitation/Design
  • Groundwater Development and Production
  • Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation
  • Water Storage Facilities Design
  • NACE Qualified Tank Inspection
  • High Service Pump Stations
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Solids Management Facilities
  • Wastewater Discharge Permitting
  • Lift Stations and Force Mains
  • Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance Programs

Construction Management


SPI brings cost confidence and expert construction management to each project. SPI clients are being challenged to complete construction programs with insufficient staff resources for increasingly complex projects. SPI’s professional construction managers provide the necessary support to clients such as functioning as advisors on the owner’s behalf and representing their interest and concerns exclusively. We oversee our clients’ projects as an extension of their staff, or we can provide construction consulting support during the implementation of innovative project delivery systems. Capabilities Include:

  • Resident Project Representative
  • Construction Administration Services
  • Value Engineering

Disaster Recovery

SPI believes that successful disaster recovery projects are achieved through sound engineering practices, cost-effective design, and great communication between an engineering consultant, the client, and a funding agency. We are dedicated to supporting our clients along the rebuild journey and ensuring they receive the resources necessary to get started. After Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, we helped clients navigate multiple funding sources for loans and grant money, as well as working with Federal and State agencies to streamline the process of repairing critical infrastructure. Capabilities Include:

  • Design, Construction Administration and Construction Representation for:
    • Surface Water Treatment Facilities
    • Groundwater Development and Production
    • High Service Pump Stations
    • Water Distribution Systems
    • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
    • Emergency Generators
    • Solids Management Facilities
    • Lift Stations
    • Wastewater Collection Systems
    • Drainage Infrastructure Improvements
    • Road and Bridge Improvements
    • Emergency Shelters and Facilities

Assistance with loans and/or grants from funding agencies, such as:

  • Texas General Land Office (GLO) – Disaster Recovery Fund Grants
  • Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) – Texas CDB Grants
  • TWDB – State Revolving Fund – (Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF)
  • TWDB – Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF – Drinking Water)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency – (FEMA)
  • Open Market – Local Bank



The goal is increased mobility. SPI achieves that goal with limited impact to the traveling public, the environment and commercial interests. SPI, through its current staff alone, has literally hundreds of miles of roadway design under its collective belt that has led to improved mobility and safety. The range of SPI’s experience and capabilities is broad: from collector streets to major thoroughfares, from sidewalks to airport runways/taxiways, from rural highway maintenance work to urban boulevard reconstruction, from planning/studies to construction management. SPI is experienced with open-ditch drainage or storm sewers, asphalt or concrete, traditional design or low impact development (LID) design, in-house construction or public bid, reconstruction/expansion or new location. We have staff who are TxDOT pre-certified in route studies/schematic design, minor and major bridge layouts, minor and major roadway design, signage/pavement markings, and bicycle/pedestrian design. For projects with federal funding, we have staff who are certified by TxDOT for Local Government Project Procedures (LGPP). SPI is experienced and prepared to take on just about any pavement design challenge that can be thrown our way. Capabilities Include:

  •  Thoroughfare, Collector, and Local Street Design
  • Concrete and Asphalt Pavement Design
  • Rural and Urban Street Design
  • Sidewalks and Other Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities
  • General Aviation Design
  • Transportation Systems Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Route Studies and Schematic Design (Minor Roadways, Major Roadways, Complex Highways)
  • Minor and Major Bridge Layouts
  • Construction Administration
  • Low Impact Development (LID) Design
  • Projects with Federal Funding (LGPP-certified)
  • Collective Pavement Programs by Inter-local Agreement



SPI employs creative methodology to convey stormwater through, under, and around vital infrastructure while reducing risk to new and established development. SPI uses state-of-the-art hydrology and hydraulic modeling software to analyze stormwater runoff for the existing condition drainage and to develop needs for a “proposed” drainage system. These analyses can include open and closed drainage systems and identification of problem areas, and solutions to these problems. Capabilities Include:

  • Hydrology/Hydraulics Studies
  • Storm Sewer Collection System Design
  • Storm Water Detention and Retention Design
  • Culvert and Bridge Design
  • Open Channel Conveyance System Design
  • Stormwater Pump Stations
  • Levee and Dam Design
  • Floodplain Analysis and Reclamation
  • FEMA CLOMR/LOMR Processing

Land & Site Development


SPI takes a vision and adapts it to a site designed for use by the public while respecting the land and the environment. Whether it’s single-family residential land development or site engineering for a facility, SPI has partnered with developers to transform thousands of acres of raw land into residential, commercial, and industrial centers. SPI’s capabilities related to development include planning, surveying, platting, site design of roadways, drainage systems, utilities and public areas. We have provided site designs for both public and private entities. SPI sees our client’s vision and efficiently adapts it to the characteristics of the land. Capabilities Include:

  • Site Development (Institutional, Commercial, Municipal)
  • Residential Land Development
  • Planning
  • Utilities
  • Roads and Parking Facilities
  • Drainage
  • Low Impact Development (LID)
  • Surveying and Platting
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Accessible Route Design