The January ASCE general meeting will feature Mr. Jorge E. Rousslin and Mr. Matt Hollon
Topic: CodeNEXT, Tools for Shaping the Austin of Tomorrow
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Jorge E. Rousselin is an accomplished urban designer with over twenty years of experience in leading and managing complex municipal urban design and planning projects at the City of El Paso and City of Austin. He earned an architecture degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University at College Station, TX and is accredited by the Congress for the New Urbanism.
While at the City of Austin since 2005, Jorge managed over 120 zoning cases and has led several transformative projects including the Downtown Austin Plan, Airport Blvd. Form-Based Code, and the Downtown Density Bonus Program. Today, he leads the CodeNEXT Project – a City initiative to rewrite the Land Development Code and manages the Current Planning Division of the Planning and Zoning Department.
Matt Hollon is Division Manager of Planning for the City’s Watershed Protection Department. He has a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas and has worked in watershed planning in both the public and private sectors since 1990. His focus has ranged from development of watershed regulations to stormwater control design and maintenance to large-scaled watershed master planning. He is currently working on Austin’s CodeNEXT effort to improve the Land Development Code.
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Encotech Engineering Consultants is a Central Texas-based boutique engineering firm specializing in Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. Ali Khataw, P.E., President and CEO, and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Travis Chapter 2016 Engineer of the Year, founded Encotech in 1990, adding a second office in San Antonio in 2009. In recent years the firm expanded its capabilities and service offerings to provide Commissioning, and Third-party QA/QC services.
Over the years, Encotech has established a solid reputation and continuity with our capabilities and service offerings, particularly by providing MEP and Structural Engineering support for, infrastructure, transportation, education healthcare, multifamily, and civic projects. For nearly two decades we have rendered multi-discipline engineering services for the local and state agencies. These clients include the City of Austin, the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Waters System, the Brazos River Authority, the Lower Colorado River Authority the Texas Facilities Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas General Land Office to mention a few.
Encotech is a small business, but we provide big services, with an entrepreneurial spirit. We foster a culture of quality, innovation, creativity, ethics, and excellence. At Encotech we take pride in the fact that our human and technical resources are second-to-none. Our team of engineers has achieved the highest certifications in their respective disciplines. We are also continuously improving our quality controls and project delivery methodology as we strive to provide the highest quality product on time and budget
The fact that Encotech can provide MEP and Structural engineering services under the same roof allows us to offer a holistic set of capabilities that ultimately transfer the benefit to our clients. We have positioned ourselves at the forefront of several important movements in the construction industry, including sustainable design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Encotech provides engineering design and consulting services on buildings targeting various levels of sustainable design, from the basic incorporation of socially responsible practices to full LEED® certification.
From the day Ali Khataw founded the firm, our values and mission have remained constant: We are 100% dedicated to quality design, responsible and ethical performance, and attentive client service. It’s our honor to help you shape the world you live in.