Pipeline Design, Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation

1,000 Miles of Pipeline Design
Experience at Your Fingertips

Water and wastewater pipelines play a critical role in protecting public health, promoting economic prosperity, and ensuring a good quality of life. Whether to provide drinking water to communities or to collect sanitary sewage for treatment, pipeline designs must consider an area’s geography, site conditions, and construction impacts.

Having designed more than 1,000 miles of large-diameter pipeline throughout the U.S., our engineers are experts at understanding pipeline materials, conditions, and design considerations. In fact, we developed the City of Houston’s “Design Management Manual” for pipeline design standards and specifications and authored the “Quick Reference Manual for the Structural Design of Buried Pipes” which is used by many of our clients.

Our expertise goes beyond design. We perform condition assessments (including manned entry) of existing and aging pipelines to understand failure risk and consequence and recommend, prioritize, and implement appropriate rehabilitation or replacement measures.

300 miles of 12″ to 108″ pipeline designed for the City of Houston.
As Program Manager for the Clear Lake City Water Authority’s Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program, LAN has rehabilitated nearly 50 miles of sanitary sewer.

Pipelines Leadership

Bob Card
Bob Card, P.E.
Chief Pipe Engineer
Over the course of his 35+ year career with pipe manufacturers and consultants, Bob Card has designed more than 2,000 individual pipeline projects using a variety of pipe materials up to 198-inches in diameter. He is a design expert with many types of pipe, including concrete pressure, steel, reinforced concrete, stainless steel, ductile iron, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and high-density polyethylene. His pipeline design includes work in more than 35 states, and six foreign countries. Bob is also an accomplished project manager and technical reviewer. Bob is active in various professional associations, writing specifications and codes for AWWA, ASCE, and ASTM ...
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Greg Henry
Greg Henry, P.E.
Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager
Greg Henry has 20 years of experience with water and sewer pipeline projects with a focus on condition assessment, rehabilitation, and construction management. His background includes trenchless construction methods, including tunneling, slipline, and horizontal directional drill. Greg worked with the City of Houston to develop the Transmission Line Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation Program (TLCARP) and created the criteria, work flow diagrams, and priority risk rating. He also established a 10-year plan for asset management of the City’s aged infrastructure ...
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Justin Reeves
Justin Reeves, P.E., LEED AP
Vice President, Team Leader
Justin Reeves joined LAN in 2003 and has experience delivering municipal infrastructure improvements, including, roadway and grading design, and water and wastewater facilities, and a majority of his experience with pipeline systems. He has successfully led condition assessment and rehabilitation efforts for various sanitary sewer systems ranging from 8- to 84-inches in diameter and using several trenchless rehabilitation technologies. Justin’s water experience includes planning, modeling, condition assessment, program management, and utility design for systems up to 108-inches in diameter ...
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Kelly Shipley
Kelly Shipley, P.E.
Associate, Team Leader
Kelly Shipley is project manager for sanitary sewer and lift station evaluations and rehabilitation, program management, force main design, civil site design, preparation of plans and specifications, bid package preparation, and construction administration. As Program Manager for Clear Lake City Water Authority’s Sanitary Sewer Evaluation & Rehabilitation Program, Kelly is overseeing the rehabilitation of the existing wastewater collection system comprised of 28 lift stations, 6,000 manholes, and 1.1 million linear feet of sanitary sewer. She is certified through the National Association of Sewer Service Companies’ (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) ...
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Mackrena Ramos
Mackrena Ramos, P.E.
Vice President, SWTP Program Manager
Mackrena Ramos joined LAN in 1999 and has 21 years of engineering experience in large diameter water main design including management of the Surface Water Transmission Program. The City of Houston’s Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP) was established in 1985 and includes more than 300 miles of pipelines with a construction cost of over $660M. Mackrena is the SWTP Program Manager and is responsible for meeting Program budgets and deadlines as well as tracking performance measures. She supervises the work of design consultants, professional and technical personnel, the review and approval of designs and related construction changes, and is the liaison with the client. Projects and services provided in the Program include trenchless design such as tunneling, horizontal directional drilling, and slip lining; corrosion design and commissioning; hydraulic and transient analysis; construction phase services; and condition assessment of the existing water system. Her primary focus also includes capital improvement planning, design quality, cost reduction reviews, and optimal phasing of improvements for the Program ...
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Warren Green
Warren Green, P.E.
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer
As Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Green serves as the technical liaison for all of LAN. He assists with staffing plans to assure project quality, develops and oversees technical presentations and publications, as well as assisting with defining and implementing technical training. Warren has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering management and supervision of complex drinking water supply and treatment projects totaling more than $1 billion. He is chair of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Stainless Steel Pipe Standards Committee, and co-chair of the AWWA Steep Water Pipe Manufactures Technical Advisory Committee ...
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