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About Kuo & Associates, Inc.

Kuo & Associates, Inc. (KUO) is a Texas corporation, incorporated in 1985, providing civil engineering and surveying services in the greater Houston area and surrounding cities. Our office is located in the Westchase area of Houston at 10700 Richmond Avenue, Suite 113. The firm has a highly qualified staff of thirty five experienced and dedicated professionals including six registered professional civil engineers, two Engineers in Training, four registered professional land surveyors and one surveyor in training experienced in project management, surveying, design, and construction.

Kuo & Associates, Inc. provides engineering and surveying services to City of Houston and other surrounding cities (City of Galveston, City of Sugar Land, City of Baytown, etc.), many critical facilities (such as Houston Airport System, Houston Port Authority, Water plants, etc.) Metro, Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County, Harris County Toll Road Authority, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), Coastal Water Authority, various school districts, universities, churches, hospitals and many other commercial and industrial facilities in diversified aspects of surveying and civil engineering.

Kuo & Associates, Inc. is certified with the City of Houston as a Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and with Metro as a Small Business Enterprise.

Kuo & Associates, Inc. is certified with TxDOT as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) enterprise.

Kuo & Associates, Inc. is recipient of City of Houston’s “Outstanding Prime Contractor for Professional Services” for the year 2012.

Survey Capabilities

Kuo & Associates, Inc. has the capability to perform all categories of work defined in the current Manual of Practice for Land Surveying in the State of Texas as published by the Texas Society of Profession Surveyors. Our office currently has eight survey field crews. Survey equipment includes Leica/Topcon total stations with Carlson Surveyor/Explorer and sokkia data collectors, Leica electronic digital levels, Topcon automatic levels, Leica GPS units. All field crews are equipped with cellular phones and two-way radios for expediting communications. Our crews are trained to work within restricted areas with appropriate care and respect for ongoing other activities and safety/security measures to be abide by. We have crews who are TWIC certified. Survey software includes the latest Geopak, MicroStation, and AutoCAD Civil 3D programs. Our office is equipped with CAD work-stations and Hewlett-Packard high speed plotters.

Software & Equipment

Hydrology and Hydraulics

HEC1, HEC2, and HEC RAS - Programs from Corps of Engineers
WinStorm 3.0 - Texas Hydraulic System from Highway Department

Civil Design

AutoCAD Civil3D based Civil Engineering Design
MicroStation V8 and GeoPak based Civil Engineering Design

Structures

SPAN - Commercial bridge program used by the FHA
PSTRS14 - Bridge program used by the Highway Department
STAAD Pro - Three-dimensional structural program with AASHTO code check

Surveying

State of art Leica Electronic Total Stations, Carson Surveyor data collectors, optical and electronic levels, Leica Viva and 1200 Global Positioning System, and various computer programs for surveying computations.

Drafting

18 workstations with AUTOCAD and Microstation software
Hewlett Packard DesignJet High Speed inkjet plotters
KIP 7100 large format plotter/scanner

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