Jonathan Thompson, P.E., LEED AP - OWNER
Education and Certifications
University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Architectural Engineering
Professional Engineer (Texas) #92027
Council of Engineering Companies (CEC) Leadership Conference
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
Board of Directors - Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA)(frmr)
Regulatory Committee Chairman - Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA)(frmr)
Member - Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA)
Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Primavera / MS Project
Mr. Thompson founded Atlas Design Services in 2007 following more than 15 years of experience working in the Austin and Central Texas design and construction industry following his graduation from UT Austin in which he specialized in reinforced structural concrete as part of his Architectural Engineering degree curriculum. Jonathan's experience has included construction inspection, materials testing, site layout, traffic control, geometric roadway layout, drainage and utility design for private commercial development and City of Austin Public Works projects. Mr. Thompson also brings a very unique set of experiences to the project team due to his extensive experience in materials testing and construction management. Mr. Thompson's work experience includes extensive project management experience on both TxDOT and City of Austin Public Works projects, as well as construction inspection duties on several major projects in Austin, including the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the Lamar Boulevard Reconstruction. Mr. Thompson has performed all aspects of construction and engineering project management, including development and maintenance of project schedules, negotiating subcontract scope and pricing, performing construction cost estimating, and identifying and preparing change order proposals. Mr. Thompson's knowledge of the construction process not only aids in the overall management of the project, but also improves the project design by incorporating knowledge of actual field techniques and construction materials in order to develop a more efficient and constructible design.
- 08/14 - Present.......Atlas Design Services, Principal/Owner
- 07/09 - 08/14..........City of Austin, Public Works Department, Project Manager
- 06/08 - 04/09..........Vickrey & Associates, Inc, Project Manager
- 12/04 - 06/08..........Capital Excavation Company, Project Manager
- 12/01 - 12/04..........HVJ Associates, Project Manager / Project Engineer
- 03/98 - 12/01..........Pepper-Lawson Construction, Project Engineer / Field Engineer
- 12/96 - 03/98..........The Morganti Group, Inc., Quality Control Inspector (Austin Bergstrom International Airport)
- 06/91 - 12/96..........Southwest Laboratories, CME Technician / CAD Operator
Project Experience Includes:
-St. Elmo Collision Center, Atlas Design Services, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as the Principal Engineer for the addition of a 10K SF warehouse facility and associated utilities. The project included water and waste water utility design, temporary traffic control plans, and erosion and sedimentation plans for City of Austin site plan permitting.
-The Hills Pavement Maintenance/Repair, Atlas Design Services, The Hills:
- Atlas Design Services (Atlas) was retained by The Hills Homeowners Association (HOA) to provide Quality Assurance
Construction oversight for the 2011 overlay and seal coat program. In the summer of 2011, The Hills Home Owners
Association (HOA) executed the construction phase of a roadway overlay and sealcoat program for all of the streets
within the HOA jurisdiction. The project consisted of approximately 500,000 square feet of 1 ½-inch hot mix asphalt
(HMAC) overlay on The Hills Drive and Club Estates Parkway with the remaining streets receiving a two course
sealcoat application using a coal tar product sold as "Tarconite".
-Lakeside & The Greens Pavement Maintenance/Repair, Atlas Design Services, The Hills:
Mr. Thompson served as the Principal Engineer for the evaluation of the existing pavement conditions and development of repair and maintenance recommendations for the northwest San Antonio neighnborhood homeowners association. In addition to standard pavement reapir techniques, the project incorporated sustainable design principals by utilizing Tire Rubber Modified Surface Seal (TRMSS) in leui of traditional asphalt emulsion for fog seal application.
-Summerfield Neighborhood Pavement Maintenance/Repair, Atlas Design Services, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson served as the Principal Engineer for the evaluation of the existing pavement conditions and development of repair and maintenance recommendations for the northwest San Antonio neighnborhood homeowners association. In addition to standard pavement reapir techniques, the project incorporated sustainable design principals by utilizing Tire Rubber Modified Surface Seal (TRMSS) in leui of traditional asphalt emulsion for fog seal application. Atlas Design Services also provided construction phase oversight and quality assurance inspection services for the project.
-Cameron Road Retail, Atlas Design Services, Austin:
- Mr. Thompson served as the Principal Engineer for the site plan design of this 5000 SF retail space. The project
included water and waste water utility design, site drainage and grading, temporary traffic control plans, and
erosion and sedimentation plans. In addition, Mr. Thompson worked closely with the design architect to ensure
that the site met the new City of Austin Commercial Design Standards.
-5810 Burleson Road, Atlas Design Services, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as the Principal Engineer for the project to develop the Southeast Austin site. The project included a 5K SF warehouse, site grading, detention/water quality pond design, utilities, storm drain design, and traffic control design for the 2 AC site.
-Allen's Boots, Atlas Design Services, Austin:
-Travis Vista Water & Wastewater Supply Corporation, Atlas Design Services, Austin:
-South I35 Water/Waste Water Program - Segment 2/5, City of Austin Public Works:
Mr. Thompson served as the City of Austin Project Manager on the $7M project to design and install approximately 5,000 LF of 36" diameter water transmission main. In addition to traditional open cut ductile iron pipe installation, the project included unique design and construction challenges related to the use of welded steel pipe and tunneling required beneath Slaughter and Onion Creeks in south Austin. In addition, extensive easement negotiations and acquisitions were required in order to gain temporary workspace required for the project. Mr. Thompson was responsible for all City of Austin management processes related to the projects. Typical tasks included negotiation of consultant scope/cost for rotation list assignments, review of consultant and contractor pay applications, and obtaining approval for project activities through city of Austin boards and commissions and city council.
-Austin Bergstrom International Airport - Barbara Jordan Terminal Building, Morganti Group, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as a quality control inspector on the $125M project. His duties included the field inspections for all reinforced concrete placements, as well as the coordination and management of independent testing laboratories to insure soil compaction densities, and structural steel non-destructive testing (X-Ray). He worked closely with the New Airport Project Team (NAPT) quality assurance personnel to identify, document, and resolve any items that were not in compliance with the plans and specifications.
-Lamar Boulevard Reconstruction, HVJ Associates, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as a project engineer and quality assurance inspector on the $12M project to reconstruct the major arterial and utilities through downtown Austin. Mr. Thompson was directly involved with the design of the concrete pavement portions of the roadway, and also provided quality assurance field inspections to help insure proper construction practices were followed during the construction phase of the project.
-Austin Clean Water Program Upper Tannehill / Broadmoor & Cameron Road Project, HVJ Associates:
Mr. Thompson served as a Project Engineer on the project to install new wastewater pipelines located along Broadmoor Drive from IH35 to Bartholomew Park. The project included over 9,000 LF of wastewater line ranging in size from 8-inch to 24-inch, as well as approximately 50 new wastewater manholes. Mr. Thompson assisted in the development of temporary traffic control plans (TCP) for the project, which included low volume residential streets, high-volume collector and arterials, as well as work within the TXDOT right of way. The TCP included, but was not limited to traffic control layout for bore pits, manhole construction, and open cut excavation.
-Ellington Field Taxiway Hotel Rehabilitation, HVJ Associates, Houston, Texas:
Mr. Thompson served as a project engineer on the project to collect and analyze Falling-Weight-Deflectometer (FWD) data and create crack maps for the rehabilitation of Taxiway A, B, C, D, E, F, and H at the Ellington Field facility. The data collection was coordinated and performed while maintaining full operational capability for the National Guard, NASA, and General Aviation aircraft operations at the facility.
-Fort Bend County Pavement Maintenance Management Program (PMMP), HVJ Associates:
Mr. Thompson served as Assistant Project Manager for the project which rated all of the County maintained streets in the rapidly growing suburban Houston county. The project included field condition surveys as well as training for Fort Bend County staff to perform future surveys, as well as utilize the desktop software to develop street maintenance programs based on the PMMP budget and planning module.
-City of Brownwood Pavement Management Program, HVJ Associates:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the project which utilized USACE MicroPaver software to survey the City maintained roadway network. The project provided personnel to assist City staff in performing the field condition surveys, and train City staff for future surveys, in order to develop the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score for use in the MicroPaver program. In addition, Mr. Thompson worked directly with City of Brownwood Public Works staff to begin the development of the recommended rehabilitation program using MicroPaver analysis tools.
-City of Laredo Pavement Management Program, HVJ Associates:
Mr. Thompson served as a Project Engineer on the project which was part of the Laredo Urban Transportation Study, which included cataloguing and rating the City of Laredo Street Network (approx. 500 center-line miles). Mr. Thompson assisted in the analysis of the street rating data as well as the development of training materials for the City of Laredo staff in the use of the Pavement Management software.
-City of Houston Pavement Maintenance Management Program (PMMP), HVJ Associates:
Mr. Thompson served as Assistant Project Manager for the $2M project to catalog and rate all streets within the City of Houston's jurisdiction, totaling over 6,000 centerline miles. Jonathan personally updated the earlier DOS based PMMP software to function in an Oracle database environment. In addition, the project developed mobile data collection software which was deployable to PDA hardware for use in performing pavement condition surveys. The project also linked the historical condition survey information with City of Houston GIS resources and integrated the GIS display capabilities into the PMMP desktop application. The PMMP program was updated to include a budgeting and planning module which utilized historical deterioration rates and current condition scores to prioritize and budget maintenance activities based on expected budgets. Mr. Thompsons also worked with City of Houston staff to develop the GASB 34 asset inventory value of the City of Houston street network.
-30th Street Reconstruction / Rehabilitation, HVJ Associates, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as a Project Engineer on the project to reconstruct 30th street from Speedway Boulevard to Lamar Boulevard. Jonathan was primarily involved in temporary traffic control design and geometric design, but also participated in ADA compliance issues and construction phase inspections.
-Stassney Lane at Nuckols Crossing Street Reconstruction, HVJ Associates, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as a project engineer on the project to reconstruct the Stassney Lane / Nuckols Crossing intersection in east Austin. Mr. Thompson was responsible for the geometric design of the proposed roadway, as well as traffic control and ADA compliance issues at the intersection. The geometric design was particularly challenging due to existing sidewalk ADA ramps and the need to match existing pavement grades within the limits of construction while eliminating a severe grade break in the main roadway.
-Yager Lane at IH-35 Bridge Reconstruction, Capital Excavation, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the $25M construction project consisting of the demolition of the existing overpass, reconstruction of the new bridge, frontage road improvements, and tunneling for a drainage culvert under IH-35. Other activities included Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls, highmast lighting, HMAC paving, and a 24-inch waterline bridge.
-FM 150 at IH-35 Bridge Reconstruction, Capital Excavation, Kyle:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the $4.1M construction project to demolish and reconstruct the FM150 overpass at IH-35 in Kyle, Texas. The project upgraded the bridge built as part of the original interstate highway system, to a modern structure with increased capacity to handle the area's growing traffic demands.
-Riverside Drive at South First Street Reconstruction, Capital Excavation, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Engineer for the construction project to provide extensive utility upgrades to this booming downtown area. The work included water and sewer main construction, as well as significant concrete and HMAC paving. In addition, Riverside Drive was completely reconstructed between South First Street and South Lamar Boulevard in order to provide a revised alignment for the new auditorium shores park. This reconstruction was particularly difficult due to the fact that the work had to be completed in three months.
-US HWY 281 Bridge Widening, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the $4.8M construction project to widen the US 281 north and south bound bridge structures over the Medina River. The project included construction of additional drilled shaft foundations, placement of precast concrete beams, and various HMAC and concrete pavement. The drilled shaft foundation work was especially difficult due to the highly erodible river bank its volatile River.
-IH 35 at Salado Creek Bridge Widening, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson was Project Manager for the $2.7M construction project to widen the north and southbound bridge structures on IH 35 over Salado Creek. The project included additional drilled shaft foundations, precast concrete beams, precast concrete bridge panels, and HMAC paving.
-LP 368 Bridge Reconstruction, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the $2.2M construction project to demolish the existing LP 368 bridge at Harry Wurzbach, and replace the structure with a new bridge. The work included drilled shafts, new bent and abutment construction, and the extension of existing drainage facilities.
-IH-10 at Martinez Creek, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the $4.5M construction project which encompassed three project locations. The work widening an existing bridge structure. Removing and replacing an existing bridge structure, and widening and existing steel bridge structure. This project had some unusual aspects in that it included raising an existing structure at IH-10 at FM 1518, and replacing the existing steel pedestals and elastomeric bearing pads. In addition, the new bridge structure which was constructed at IH-10 at Martinez Creek included the construction of an abutment tie-back system.
-IH-10 at Loop 410 Bridge Widening, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson was Project Manager for the $6.0M construction project to widen the existing main lane and frontage road bridges of East Loop 410 over IH-10. The project included drilled shaft construction, abutment and bent extensions, and precast concrete beams. Extensive traffic control utilized portable concrete traffic barriers and various crash cushion methods.
-Timberhill Drive Low Water Crossing, Capital Excavation, San Antonio:
Mr. Thompson served as Project Manager for the construction project to provide a new bridge at the site of the existing Timberhill Drive low water crossing near the intersection of Timberhill Drive and Wurzbach Road. The project included foundations and superstructure for the new bridge, as well as HMAC paving, drainage structures and sidewalks.
-Pavillion Oaks Medical Office Building, Pepper-Lawson Construction, Round Rock:
Mr. Thompson served as the assistant superintendant on the $6M design-build project that included a 21 acre site and a 50K square foot medical office building. He was responsible for initial site layout and maintenance of control points, project schedule updates, and subcontractor coordination. The site work on the project included storm sewer, storm water detention facilities, driveway and parking lot sub-grade preparation and paving, and building pad preparation. Building construction included layout and placement of all drilled shaft foundations, structural steel erection, and building shell components. He also served as project superintendant for several spaces as part of the tenant finish out of the shell building.
-Plaza Oaks Medical Office Building, Pepper-Lawson Construction, Austin:
Mr. Thompson was the assistant superintendant on the $10M design-build project that included a six acre site and a 100K sq. ft. medical office building. He worked directly with the project owner, engineer and architect to identify and resolve issues on the project. He was responsible for initial site layout and maintenance of control points, project schedule updates, and subcontractor coordination. Mr. Thompson also performed value engineering (VE) of the project in order to balance the excavation/embankment quantities of the site.
-San Marcos Nursing Center, Vickrey & Associates, San Marcos:
This project consists of civil engineering services for a new 38,938 square foot convalescent services nursing home to be constructed on the southeast side of San Marcos. Mr. Thompson served as a project engineer on the project and was directly responsible for drainage calculations, detention pond design, water meter calculations, temporary erosion control, storm sewer design and site grading.
-Frate Barker Nursing Center, Vickrey & Associates, Austin:
This project consists of civil engineering services for a new 39,375 square foot convalescent services nursing home and a small detached maintenance building to be constructed in rural south Austin. In addition to standard City of Austin design requirements, the project was subject to the new City of Austin Commercial Design Standards. Mr. Thompson served as a project engineer on the project and his work included temporary traffic control, drainage calculations, site grading, and storm sewer design.
-Hornsby Bend Biosolids Facility, Vickrey & Associates, Austin:
Mr. Thompson served as the project manager for the project to provide storm-water runoff detention for the 15 acre proposed drying bed facility. The drying bed facility is used to compost wastewater treatment sludge and produce "Dillo Dirt". The project required complete containment of the City of Austin 100-year storm event as well as specialized outlet structure controls to allow isolation of the drainage area runoff volumes and to provide screening capabilities to prevent damage to pumps located downstream of the detention facility.
-ACWP (Austin Clean Water Program) Govalle 4 Manor / Comal / Rosewood Wastewater Improvement Project, Vickrey & Associates:
Mr. Thompson was assigned to this project during the construction phase of contract services. Mr. Thompson's previous construction field experience was very beneficial during on-site reviews of the utility work. Mr. Thompson was directly responsible for conducting project site visits and subsequently preparing project progress reports. Jonathan was also responsible for maintaining project budgets.
-Riverside Nursing Center, Vickrey & Associates, Austin:
This project consists of civil engineering services for a new 38,938 square foot convalescent services nursing home and a small detached maintenance building to be constructed just south of the intersection of Montopolis Drive and Riverside Drive in the Carson Creek Watershed. Mr. Thompson was responsible for the design and City of Austin approval of the temporary traffic control plan for this project, located directly on East Riverside Drive, a major divided arterial.
-Southwest Laboratories, Construction Inspection & Materials Testing:
Mr. Thompson served as a NICET Certified construction materials technician. His duties included performance of ASTM field and laboratory tests on concrete, soils, and asphalt in order to determine compliance with project specifications. Jonathan also assisted in the development of airport and roadway design and rehabilitation plans as an AutoCAD drafter.