Aurora Technical Services Announces Merger with Houston-based Texas American Engineering

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Houston-Based Civil Engineering Firm

Aurora Technical Services, LLC (A+ Services) is a Houston-based civil engineering firm that provides full-service design, consulting and construction management services for cities, counties and other public agencies. A+ Services focuses on serving public infrastructure projects including water, wastewater and construction field services.


Founded by Rafael Ortega, PE in 2015, the vision was to create a firm driven by a relationship-based business model. This team would provide tailored engineering solutions by working in close collaboration with its clients as more of a partner than an outside consultant. The firm's success over the past several years in its growth and reputation in the industry has proven that this mindset was the right way to go.


The A+ Team is comprised of experienced engineers who focus on developing cost-effective solutions to challenging problems on a daily basis. We are committed to exceeding your expectations and delivering the superior technical services A+ Services has become known for.


Representative areas of engineering expertise on water, wastewater and construction field services include:




Planning + Preliminary Engineering: Hydraulic Model Reviews; Route Alternative Analysis; Rights-of-Way Determination; Permitting Support

Detail Design: Program + Project Management; Pipe Material Evaluations; Facility Connections; Metering + Regulating Stations; Technical Specifications; Tunnel Design; Value Engineering; Traffic Management; Quality Control/Assurance

Specialty Consultant: Scoping; Negotiations; Implementations

Asset Management: Prioritization; Condition Assessment; Pipe Rehabilitation



Planning, Studies + Engineering Support Services; ROW + Utility Conflict Resolution; Hydraulic Analysis for Roadway Design; Drainage Solution + Permitting; Pavement Assessment, Repair + Rehabilitation; Bayou/Channel Stability Assessment, Repair + Improvement; Bridge Scouring + Structure Assessment; Road + Bridge Repair/Rehab/Replacement (Work Order); On-Call Intersection Redesign + Safety Improvement; Public Outreach, Neighborhood + Community Communication; Construction Sequencing + Phasing; Construction Management + Field Engineering Support; Constructability Review and Cost + Schedule Evaluations



Management: Contract Negotiations; Construction Sequencing/Phasing; Claims Resolution; Cost Estimates; Schedule Evaluations; Alternative Project Delivery

Inspection Services: Site Observations; Facility Inspection; Constructability Reviews; Material Testing Oversight

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To our clients, we promise to:

Bring value to your project

Be responsive

Meet deadlines

Always go the extra mile

Texas American Merges with Aurora Technical Services

Aurora Technical Services, LLC is pleased to announce that it has merged with Texas American Engineering, LLC.    Effective August 23, 2021,  the two firms will provide engineering services under the Aurora Technical Services name.    This merger combines two client-focused, multi-disciplinary civil consulting firms with shared values with a commitment to providing clients with excellence,  innovation and engineering solutions that work.


Texas American Engineering is a respected,  Houston-based civil engineering consulting firm with specialized expertise in underground utilities as well as successful and long-standing relationships with many local municipalities.    Firm Principal,  James A. Moheet brings almost 40 years of experience in the design and management of municipal water projects,  both large and small diameter water line design,  meter and flow control stations,  as well as trenchless and rehabilitation design.    He has a reputation to actively identify critical issues,  find reliable and innovative solutions,  and provide responsive and cost-effective service.    James will serve as Director of Infrastructure for Aurora Technical Services.


Texas American Engineering has been a strategic partner of A+ Services.    Both firms share an unwavering commitment to serving clients with honesty and integrity.    With this merger,  the synergies of services and staff will significantly enhance the ability for Aurora Technical Services to continue to deliver the technical solutions required as well as the customer service its clients deserve.

Dr. Meng Liu Ph.D. - Published in ASCE Journal

Dr Meng - Published in ASCE Journal

We are pleased to announce that our own Dr. Meng Liu Ph.D., has been published in ASCE Journal! We are excited to have Dr. Meng on our Aurora Team!

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A+ Services provides engineering expertise focused on water and wastewater pipelines.

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When establishing Aurora Technical Services, the thought process was simple: deliver solid, innovative engineering and provide solutions that work. This approach is based on the principal engineer’s experience serving municipalities and agencies on some of the largest and most complicated water and wastewater systems in the U.S. This experience spans from California to Florida and from the Great Lakes to Texas. Major assignments completed include projects for the City of Houston, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department and San Francisco Public Utility Commission—some of the country’s largest water and wastewater agencies, and leaders in the industry.