VCE has significant and varied experience in all drainage analysis and design procedures. VCE’s civil services include, but are not limited to –


  • Civil
    1. Conceptual and Master Development Plans
    2. Feasibility Study & Pre-Engineering Reports
    3. Drainage Studies
    4. Detention & Outfall Structures
    5. Recreation Ponds & Facilities
    6. Utility Layout and Design
    7. Pumping Stations
    8. Erosion Control Measures & Inspections
    9. Storm Water Quality Management Plans & Best Management Practices


  • Flood Plan Management Studies
    1. Flood Volume Displacement and Mitigation Methods
    2. Conveyance Analysis
    3. Scour Analysis for Structures in Floodway
    4. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Study for Development within Flood Plain

  • Plan & Profile
    1. Off-site Utility Extensions
    2. Median Cut Design
    3. Left Turn Lane Design
    4. Traffic Control Plan for Work within Rights-of-Way
    5. Road Restoration Design

We have performed numerous drainage designs for various commercial projects and subdivisions in and around Houston area. Our experience with Storm Water Management policy and technical issues with local government and regional planning commissions makes us uniquely qualified in this area.


We continually strive to offer our clients the best possible solutions and to meet all of their needs - anytime and anywhere.





In association with other design firms VCE provides assistance in obtaining the following services to aid in bringing the project to fruition.


  • Boundary/ Topographic Survey
  • Form Survey & Elevation Certificates
  • Easement Delineation & recordation


A plat is a graphical representation or a map, drawn to scale, showing the geometrics and configuration of a tract of land and may list out the existing and/or proposed restrictions and guidelines for development on the land. A Plat is required by the regulatory agency having jurisdiction over the property for several reasons. Some of them are listed below:


  1. Subdividing of a larger tract of land into smaller units
  2. Combining 2 or more lots into a larger tract
  3. Changing the configuration and usage of the land, viz., Residential to commercial use, restricted usage to unrestricted usage etc
  4. A property that was not platted before and is being annexed into a Municipal Utility District.
  5. Requesting variances from the guidelines of development owing to special circumstances.


VCE provides all platting services per the demands of the project.





VCE provides engineering solution to a variety of complex structural challenges encountered to make the design a reality. VCE’s staff has extensive experience in tackling structural challenges of


  • Wood & timber structures
  • Metal structures
  • Wind resistant Structures
  • Tilt wall panels & Masonry structures
  • Foundation systems for residential and commercial units

  • Channel crossing facilities (low span bridge structures)


VCE also performs the following structural services:


  • Analysis of existing structures for integrity
  • Expert review and third party analysis of structural design
  • Evaluation of the design, construction and performance of old and new buildings


VCE has worked on structures with diverse and unique needs apart from the challenges presented by the ground conditions based on the geographic location of the project site. Some of the projects with unique needs based on their architectural design and/or usage are:

  • Franchise and guest Motels
  • Gas Stations
  • Car Wash structures
  • Medical office buildings
  • Educational institutions
  • Manufacturing/warehouse structures with cranes


  1. Conceptual and master development plans
  2. Feasibility Study & pre-engineering reports
  3. Drainage studies
  4. Detention & Outfall Structures
  5. Recreation ponds & Facilities
  6. Utility layout and design
  7. Off-site utility extensions and connections – Plan & profiles
  8. Pumping stations
  9. Erosion Control measures and inspections
  10. Storm water quality management plans & Best management practices
  11. Median Cut and Left turn lane design
  12. Traffic Control plan for work within Rights-of-way.


Flood Plain Management


  1. Flood volume displacement and Mitigation methods
  2. Conveyance analysis
  3. Scour analysis for structures in floodway
  4. Hydrologic and Hydraulic study for development within Flood plain





VCE frequently provides Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering services for:


  • Commercial Offices
  • Industrial facilities
  • Medical Offices
  • Educational Institutions
  • Manufacturing/ Warehouses
  • Retail
  • Residential






VCE attends to the Engineering needs of all your projects in Texas. We have considerable experience in coordinating and working with various regulatory agencies. We coordinate with the agencies from Pre-engineering meeting through the permit phase and also provide Inspection and supervision services during construction. Our continued services have resulted in developing a good understanding of the requirements and guidelines for development within the following agencies:


  • City of Houston
  • Harris County Flood Control District
  • Harris County Public Infrastructure Division
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)
  • Fort bend County
  • Montgomery County
  • City of Missouri City
  • City of Conroe
  • City of Sugarland
  • City of Stafford
  • City of Pearland
  • City of West University place
  • City of Bellaire
  • City of Tomball


VCE has the wherewithal and expertise to provide Engineering services across any agency. Our team of highly skilled and professional staff in association with our professional associations with a multitude of design firms equips us with the right tools to tackle and address your engineering needs.





VCE provides third party inspections for, but is not limited to, the following:


  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Wind Strapping
  • Existing Foundation
  • Existing Framing
  • Pier inspections
  • Parking Lot
  • Footing
  • Driveway
  • As-built
  • CMU





VCE provides, but is not limited to the following services:


  • Fire Lane Layout
  • Wall Sections(U.L Design)
  • Third-Party Sprinkler System Assistance
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Code Review



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