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BIG RED DOG – Marketing attends SXSW: a festival of new ideas with a $325 million economic impact

South By Southwest (SXSW) is a big deal. It’s a 10-day interactive/film/music/everything festival that brings people from all over the world to Austin to swap […]

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BIM. What’s it good for?

I once asked an engineer if she knew what BIM was. “It’s building a 3D model to produce contract documents more efficiently,” she said. I […]

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The Expanding Definition of Transit

When we talk about transit, we often think of buses on a roadway or trains on a set of rails. But the trips for individuals […]

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Working with a Land Development Intern at BIG RED DOG

BIG RED DOG is proud to offer internships to engineers of all skill levels. Both the intern as well as his or her supervisor, typically […]

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Staff Spotlight: James Roman

Once again, it’s time to reflect on one of our outstanding team members who make our organization strong, creative, and supremely capable. This time, we […]

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Throwback Thursday: top 5 BIG RED DOG blog posts of 2016

We’re now into the full swing of 2017 and it’s been busier than ever at BIG RED DOG. Looking back on 2016, we worked on […]

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Staff Spotlight: Becky Hay

At BIG RED DOG, we know that our staff is the driving force behind any and all success. For this week’s staff spotlight, we’d like […]

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Staff Spotlight: Robert Andrado

As BIG RED DOG continues its expansion, we like to reflect on our team members that make our organization strong, creative, and supremely capable. For […]

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Typical Building Setbacks in the City of Houston

Building Setbacks, or Building Lines, are a common mechanism used by many jurisdictions to control how close buildings may be constructed to property lines.  Building […]

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BIG RED DOG: Houston Mid-Year Review

The first half of 2016 has proved to be an exciting time to be in the Houston market. We’ve experienced unprecedented flood events, witnessed the […]

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Houston’s Newest CVS and a Little Contractor Magic

It’s all lines on paper without a contractor. We recently had the opportunity to work with Tejas Underground Utilities and Harris County MUD #144 to […]

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The Tradition of Drafting

When I started drafting in 1995, many things were still being hand drafted at my first job at LCRA. They also made a great effort […]

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Is There a Solution to Coastal Erosion?

Why is coastal erosion a relevant topic to so many people on a global scale?  According the United Nations Atlas, 40% of the world’s population […]

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What Is A Municipal Setting Designation?

A municipal Setting Designation essentially addresses shallow groundwater contamination under redeveloping properties, while protecting human health, the environment and the city’s drinking water supply. Several […]

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What is the Difference Between Asphalt and Concrete?

In Texas, we have more than 1,300 different types of soils, all of which react uniquely to environmental conditions.  In order to determine the proper […]

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BIG RED DOG Utilizes the Coolest Tools

CAD drawings are meant to reflect reality in a way that we can spatially comprehend and manipulate – whether you’re designing a bicycle, a bridge […]

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Construction Update: Watermark at Timbergate

Last year, BIG RED DOG’s Houston office teamed up with Watermark Residential, The Clerkley Watkins Group, and CMB Landscape Architecture on Watermark at Timbergate, located […]

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Site Investigation Reports: The Nuts and Bolts

To ensure projects run smoothly, potential obstacles must be determined before they become timely and costly dilemmas. Developers cannot always identify all of the restrictions […]

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Using Green Infrastructure To Manage Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)

It is safe to say that engineering design standards for routine rainfall events are adequate.  City populations are growing and the demand for pollution mitigation […]

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BIG RED DOG now using Drones

What are we doing with Drones at BIG RED DOG? After years of waiting for the FAA to approve commercial use of SUAS (Small Unmanned […]

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