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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
ROADWAY + BRIDGES
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
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.