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Travis Flats Groundbreaking

Yesterday, we celebrated the groundbreaking of Travis Flats, a 146-unit affordable housing project in Austin, Texas! This unique project is being built on county-owned land […]

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Proposed Change to Waters of the U.S. Definition Could Impact Your Development

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency are proposing a new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition that clarifies federal […]

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Welcome Spring 2019 Interns!

The BIG RED DOG Spring interns are starting with us this semester! We are thrilled that these 13 all-stars will be joining our team this […]

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Developing a Project in Austin? Here Are Some Impervious Cover Tips

Impervious cover limits are an important consideration when selecting a development site and should be managed by your design team at an early stage of […]

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No more off-street parking requirements in EaDo and Midtown Houston? City Council to vote this year.

Do you have a potential project within Houston’s East Downtown (EaDo) or Midtown Management Districts that you just can’t get to pencil out on paper due […]

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Roof Drainage System Design

It’s important that the roof drainage system on your next commercial building is properly designed. Buildup of rainwater on a roof can cause structural damage […]

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Construction Update: Flatiron Domain

Construction is underway at Flatiron Domain, a multifamily project situated on 4.9 acres within The Domain in northwest Austin, Texas. When completed, the five- and […]

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Which Terminal Unit (VAV Box) is Right for Me?

Multiple zone Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems are very popular in commercial developments today. These systems utilize main air handlers to provide conditioned air to […]

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What is the City of Houston’s Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan?

The City of Houston’s Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP) is an integral tool in providing mobility for Houstonians throughout the City. The MTFP is […]

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Coming Soon: Maravilla at the Domain

BIG RED DOG is working with Senior Resource Group (SRG) on Maravilla at the Domain, a 370,000 square-foot senior living campus for residents age 62 and […]

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Cast Iron vs. PVC: Which Material is Right for Drainage Systems in My Building?

Cost vs. performance is often a primary debate when an owner or developer is deciding on material selection for their building. Decades ago, the debate […]

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Tips and Tricks: TxDOT’s Utility Installation Review (UIR) System

Out with old and in with the new. TxDOT no longer accepts paper, or PDF, utility permit forms. For new projects, you must use TxDOT’s […]

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How do Houston’s Amended Floodplain Regulations Affect You?

The unprecedented flooding damage of Hurricane Harvey spurred jurisdictional authorities to get to work reviewing their floodplain regulations and the City of Houston is the […]

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Floodplain Variances in the City of Austin: The 7 Requirements, Explained

Buildings and parking areas are prohibited from being placed in the floodplain in the City of Austin, according to Land Development Code (LDC) Section 25-7-92. However, […]

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Open or Closed? Does My Parking Garage Require Exhaust?

“Is the parking garage open or closed?” This is, and should be, one of the first questions asked by MEP engineers when a project containing […]

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How do Harris County’s Amended Floodplain Regulations Affect You?

The unprecedented flooding damage of Hurricane Harvey spurred jurisdictional authorities to get to work reviewing their floodplain regulations and Harris County is one of the […]

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How Do I Obtain Gas Service For My Commercial Development in The City of Austin?

The process of obtaining gas service in The City of Austin can be a long process.  It is important to start the application process early […]

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Welcome Spring 2018 Interns!

The BIG RED DOG spring semester interns are officially here! We are thrilled that these 9 awesome students will be joining our team this semester. […]

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How Do Wetlands Affect What Can Be Developed On My Property?

Are you thinking about developing a parcel of land that may contain or be near wetlands? It’s important to know the environmental rules and regulations […]

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TxDOT Driveway Spacing

If you are developing a property on a roadway that is controlled by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and want to maximize access, you […]

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