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Design Review and Construction Section

The Design Review/Construction (DRC) Section is responsible for the design review, oversight inspection, and acceptance of public infrastructure installed within City right-of-way and easements.

Prior to constructing public water, sewer, road, drainage, and parks, an approved set of plans along with all required agreements, easements, and permits must be in place. The DRC Section works with the developer and consultant engineer to ensure that all the required documents completed accurately.

The DRC/Construction Section is responsible for the following items related to public infrastructure:

  • Review and approve design drawings for water, sewer, hydrology and roads
  • Review and process Subdivision Improvement Agreements (SIAs)
  • Review, approve and track financial guarantees
  • Review and process agreement and covenants, well monitoring permits, license agreements, revocable permits, streetscape agreements, and public easements
  • Issue Work Orders for construction of public infrastructure and/or construction of infrastructure list requirements
  • Oversight construction inspection of Work Order projects
  • Final acceptance of Work Order public infrastructure
  • Schedule and conduct warranty inspections
  • Update the City Engineer’s Unit Price Guide
  • Development Process Manual (DPM)

Useful DRC Links and Forms:

    DRC Staff:

    Jane Rael, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer - 505-924-3992

    • Section Manager & Construction Engineer, Work Order Construction Material Submittals, Receive Close Out Packages, Close Out Fees

    Stephen Woodall, P.E., Senior Engineer - 505-924-3993

    • DRC Chairman, Financial Guarantees, Engineer Estimates

    Marquita Smith, DRC Master Scheduler - 505-924-3975

    • Process DRC Submittals, Schedule DRC Meetings, Distribute the DRC Agenda, Collection of Design Deposit Fees and Engineering Fees, Issue City Project Numbers (CPN), Schedule Pre-construction Work Order Meetings, Work Order Distribution, Bid Distributions

    Madeline Carruthers, Construction Document Specialist - 505-924-3997

    • SIAs, Extensions, Amendments, Assignments, Calculate Engineering Fees, Work Orders, Sidewalk Verification and Calculation, Release of Agreements and Financial Guarantees

    Christina Montoya, Senior Administrative Assistant - 505-924-3996

    • Document Actions Revocable Permits, License Agreements, Streetscape Agreements, Release of Agreements and Financial Guarantees, Tracking of SIAs, Paper Public Easements
    Document Actions