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Detention Ponds: Life After Construction

Posted by AskCES on Tue, Jul 02, 2019

By now we should all know that vegetative stabilization during construction is a key step in a site's infancy.  But what do you do after the site is built, when the construction crews are gone, and now you (or your tenant) are using the property to conduct business? You guessed it…long term stabilization!

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Topics: Stormwater Quality Management Plans (SWQMP), detention and drainage, detention basin maintenance, detention ponds

ASLA Texas 2019 - Mixing Pleasure with Business

Posted by AskCES on Tue, May 07, 2019

Last month, Construction EcoServices attended the Texas ASLA conference in as an exhibitor. The company showcased several of our top selling, highest performing products:

  • PowerBLOCK
  • Stratavault
  • FocalPoint
  • R-Tank
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Topics: ASLA

Construction EcoServices Sends Employee on a Mission

Posted by AskCES on Mon, May 06, 2019
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Topics: Living Water International

Detention Ponds: Do they really need to be maintained?

Posted by Cory Farris on Mon, Apr 08, 2019

Detention ponds have become one of the most common solutions for stormwater management. They do a great job of slowing runoff, containing sediment, collecting trash, and removing pollutants. More often than not, they are cost-effective and provide a little bit of nature in a common concrete jungle.

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Construction EcoServices Joins ABC’s Houston Chapter

Posted by AskCES on Mon, Apr 08, 2019

Construction EcoServices is proud to announce that earlier this year we joined the Houston chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Association. Our membership in the ABC is yet another tangible extension to our commitment to high standards of business practices, workplace safety and the betterment of the environment we leave behind for future generations. Among the many benefits of joining the ABC, Construction EcoServices will enjoy the many opportunities to join committees within the ABC that help drive industry conversation and policy. We look forward to developing lasting relationships with our new ABC colleagues and helping build an even stronger construction industry.

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Construction EcoServices Helps Clean Up the Galveston Bay Watershed

Posted by AskCES on Thu, Apr 04, 2019

Thank you to all the 400+ Trash Bash volunteers, including the Construction EcoServices crew, who came out to the Collins Park (Cypress) location for the half day clean up effort. Collins Park was one of 16 locations chosen in an effort to help clean up the waterways of the Galveston Bay watershed. If you missed this year, please come out next year and be one of the thousands of volunteers helping to keep our local waterways clean.

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Topics: Community Service

We Found a Cave

Posted by Todd Wold on Fri, Mar 01, 2019

Early February, the Construction EcoServices SWQ team was out assessing a new sand filter rehab project in Central Texas when one of the team noticed an odd looking hole going under the gabion rock wall that stands in the middle of the sand filter. It was plain to see, but a few pebbles were dropped in just to confirm the curious, that the hole was not an animal hole but rather a small opening to a large underground chamber. Understanding the potential danger, Construction EcoServices immediately cordoned off a public safety zone around the sand filter and informed the property owner of the discovery. The stormwater rehab project may be on hold for now, but the story will continue. 

While finding new caves around the Central Texas region is not an uncommon occurrence, finding one under developed land is. Despite the excitement of the find, caves can pose a safety concern due to the possibility of their collapse at any given time. In the coming months, engineers will be gather core samples to test the strength of the soil and limestone. Once test results are presented, the county, the property owner and various environmental agencies will determine remediation options.

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Tremé Recreation Community Center Project

Posted by Todd Wold on Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Many Hands Make Light Work – Green Infrastructure Retrofit for NOLA Non-Profit

Since 2008, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) has organized an annual Community Service Project to help improve the water quality and environment of the city hosting WEFTEC. The project offers attendees and local design professionals an opportunity to give back to the host city while further developing their own expertise. In 2016, Construction EcoServices participated in it’s first event with WEF by helping construct a bioswale next to New Orleans City Hall. The project was a huge success and the bioswale is thriving in the urban environment. The native plants and trees look better than ever thanks to the volunteers from the New Orleans Water Collaborative that help with on-going maintenance. When WEF hosted their annual conference in New Orleans this year, Construction EcoServices was eager to be a part of their 11th annual event.

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Hunter’s Field - Solving Street Flooding and Pollutants

Posted by Anthony Kendrick on Wed, Sep 05, 2018

The Summer of 2018 marks the completion of Seventh Ward’s Playground and Field House, Hunter’s Field. The $1.8 million investment will not only include the clubhouse but additional park improvements, such as landscaping, new street furniture and the addition of a permeable pavement parking lot.

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Topics: street maintenance, asphalt paving, pavedrain, porous concrete, pavement infiltration rate, New Orleans Stormwater

Construction EcoServices is pleased to announce the hiring of Stormwater Systems Project Manager, Alexia Mader

Posted by AskCES on Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Houston, TX – July 10th, 2018 – Construction EcoServices is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Stormwater Systems Project Manager, Alexia Mader. Alexia came on board June 4th and is already making a positive impact on our company.

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Topics: HR