The project team realizes that effective management and clear lines of communication are fundamental to any successful endeavor.
The management framework must ensure that the Client is fully informed and involved in all key decisions. Also, the management
structure must consider quality control in all elements of a project assignment.
ARCENEAUX & GATES utilizes a strong project manager approach on all assignments. The project manager is responsible for
directing the project through its various phases of completion via timely communication with Client representatives and team
members. Specifically, the project manager provides technical supervision, assures project planning is accomplished, establishes
internal team assignments, and provides day-to-day direction and control of the team. When we are chosen as the engineering firm
of record for project assignments, our Clients can be assured that all planning, design, and construction phase engineering services
will be closely coordinated to ensure the design effort meets the Client's objectives, as well as all regulatory requirements.
As the firm's Principal Engineer, RON ARCENEAUX, P.E., R.P.L.S. is active in all phases of our project work to ensure that the
goals of the project are met with timely actions based on sound engineering principles. He has over 30 years experience in the
administration of privately funded projects, and public works projects funded by State and Federal agencies. Mr. Arceneaux has
participated as project engineer or project manager for projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Economic Development Administration (EDA),
the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Coastal Energy Impact Program (CEIP), the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and
similar State and Federal Agencies. Because of the variety and depth of Mr. Arceneaux's expertise, he is fully aware of, and
understands the need for, careful project planning and coordination to efficiently address the concerns of all involved.
JOE M. WILSON, JR., P.E. has a wide range of public works design and construction management experience which enables him
to effectively assist the design team with constructability reviews, as well as to participate in the preparation of projected
construction cost estimates during the initial planning and "design development" stages.
As the firm's Survey Coordinator, JOHN R. HODGES, R.P.L.S. directs the data collection phase of our project assignments, thus
providing the basis for much of the plan preparation. Mr. Hodges has an extensive background in topographic surveys, hydrographic
surveys, construction control surveys, and boundary surveys in the Southeast Texas area. Under his direction, survey crews use
modern electronic data collection units to transfer data directly to in-house computers for processing with a variety of software
applications, including: surveying; terrain modeling; bathymetric modeling; and creation of construction drawings. Mr. Hodges'
current experience in GPS mapping also benefits the project team when a control network has been established, since the use of
this equipment is most economical for data gathering. Mr. Hodges' commitment to quality, accuracy, and timeliness assists the
project team in moving our projects forward on schedule.