Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. Completes Survey of Brazos River

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc, a regional surveying and engineering company recently conducted a 100 mile survey of the Brazos River through Fort Bend County. The project was completed for the Federal Emergency Management Administration and Fort Bend County to support new flood plain mapping of the county. When the project was finished, it included 55 cross-sections from bank to bank and replaced only 5 cross-sections dating back to 1917 which were the historic basis of flood plain mapping in Fort Bend County. During this project, Mr. Sikes utilized hydrographic surveying techniques he learned in U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where he was an officer in the Commissioned Corps achieving the rank of Lieutenant (03).

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS) has been serving the greater Fort Bend County region for 30 years, delivering a dynamic range of engineering and surveying services. The professionals at ALS faithfully serve clients such as the Fort Bend County (30 years), Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (28 years), Texas Department of Transportation (28 years) and the Houston Baptist University (25 years).

ALS owner, Andrew L. Sikes, PE, RPLS consistently seeks new technologies to gain greater accuracy and efficiency. Aerial mapping is one of the technologies that Mr. Sikes was quick to adopt. The professionals at ALS have utilized this technology to map the entire county during the first comprehensive multi-county aerial survey and mapping project of Fort Bend, Brazoria, Harris and Montgomery Counties. Mr. Sikes provided the project owner, Houston-Galveston Area Council, with a GIS database containing the mapping coordinates and orthometeric images of the area. Today these files are owned and used by cities, economic development corporations, engineers, surveyors and GIS specialists.

As a Fort Bend County resident, Mr. Sikes personally supports a variety of community activities and is an active member of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council and the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce.