2013 Award Winners

Excellence In Construction Safety Award Winners

Category: Award of Excellence

Baird/Williams Construction
Flintco, LLC
Harvey-Cleary Builders
J.R. Schneider Construction
JE Dunn Construction
Slater Painting Company
Solis Constructors
Titus Electrical Contracting
White Construction

Category: Award of Distinction

American Constructors
Baker Triangle – Austin
Beckett Electrical Services
DPR Construction
Greater Metroplex Interiors (GMI)
Journeyman Construction
Lasco Acoustics & Drywall
Matous Construction
McKinney Drilling Company
Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company
SpawGlass

Safety Training Evaluation Program (STEP) Award Winners:

STEP Bronze Level Award

Vanguard Contractors

STEP Gold Level Award

Baird/Williams Construction
Baker Drywall-Austin
F.L. Crane & Sons
J.R. Schneider Construction
Lasco Acoustics & Drywall
McKinney Drilling
TDIndustries

STEP Silver Level Award

Matous Construction
Slater Painting Company

STEP Platinum Level Award

American Constructors, Inc.
Satterfield & Pontikes
Solis Constructors
Titus Electrical Contracting
White Construction Company

STEP Diamond Level Award

Flintco
Harvey-Cleary Builders

2013 Excellence in Construction Awards

Category 1

Mega-Projects - More than $100 million

General Contractor: White Construction Company

Project: U.S. Courthouse

Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Owner: General Services Administration (GSA)

Project Manager: John Straub

Superintendent: Doug Watts

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ace Contractor Supply; APAC-Texas Wheeler Companies; BCS Concrete; Biggs Plumbing; Big City Access; CMC Rebar; Ferguson Enterprises; Intertech Flooring; Johnson Roofing; Marek Brothers; On-Track Scheduling; Texas Disposal Systems; Tyco Security; Williams Scottsman

The $109-million US Courthouse in Austin respresents a new generation of federal buildings-stringent securlty paired with functional, yet aesthetically pleasing design.

Category 2

Commercial: $5 - $10 million

General Contractor: Harvey-Cleary Builders

Project: Mueller Market District Retail Development

Architect: Enviroplan Architects

Owner: Catellus Market District, LLC

Project Manager: Jason Beers

Superintendent: Rodney Carpenter

Mueller Market District is a new retail development with three buildings on a 13.5 acre site at the center of one of the fastest growing communities in Austin.

Category 3

Commercial: $10 to $25 million

General Contractor: American Constructors, Inc.

Project: Lower Colorado River Authority Dalchau Service Center Office Building D

Architect: STG Design

Owner: Lower Colorado River Authority

Project Manager: Tom Satori

Superintendent: Tim Shelton

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: APAC-Texas Wheeler Companies; CMC Rebar; Falcon Storage; Ferguson Enterprises; Flooring Solutions; MTech; Northstar Fire Protection of Texas; Portabel Rental Solutions; Recon Services; United Rentals; Williams Scotsman

This 78,952 sf LEED Silver office building various engineering departments for the Lower Colorado River Authority and features a 40,000 gallon rainwater collection tank.

Category 6

Healthcare-$10 to $25 million

General Contractor: Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company, Ltd.

Project: Seton Medical Center - Main Campus Additions, Renovations & Upgrades

Architect: HKS, Inc.

Owner: Seton Family of Hospitals

Project Manager: Andrew Milam; Paul Muenchinger

Superintendent: Trey Malone; Sam Price

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ace Contractors Supply; APAC-Texas Wheeler Companies; Architectural Division 8; Construction Metal Products; Floyd’s Glass Company; Flooring Solutions; Lasco Acoustics & Drywall; Northstar Fire Protection; Ram Tools; Recon Services; United Rentals

We delivered eleven simultaneous projects on the Seton campus, affecting 24 separate departments with no major interruptions or safety incidents.

Category 7

Institutional Less than $5 million

General Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Project: City of Austin Asian American Resource Center

Architect: Atkins

Owner: City of Austin

Project Manager: Daniel Oates

Superintendent: Mike Cardenas

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Acropolis Stucco; Construction Metal Products; Eagle Installation; Flooring Solutions; Fox & Hearn; IESI; Lasco Acoustics & Drywall; Hilti; United Rentals

The Asian American Resource Center is a new 16,800 sf cultural center complete with a 5,000 sf assembly hall, library, offices and classrooms.

Category 8

Institutional-$5 to $10 million

General Contractor: Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company, Ltd.

Project: Buddy Temple Dining Hall & Booth Student Center

Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects

Owner: St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Project Manager: Tim Smith

Superintendent: Mitchell Kennedy

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Biggs Plumbing; JR Schneider Construction; Construction Metal Products, Floyd’s Glass; Flooring Solutions

Centrally located in the heart of the pedestrian-only 60 year-old campus and nestled amongst large live oaks, the Dining Hall and Student Center is the "crown jewel" of the St. Stephen's campus.

Category 9

Institutional $10 - $25 million

General Contractor: Hoar Construction, LLC

Project: Texas Tech University School of Nursing

Architect: Rupert Rangel

Owner: Hendrick Health System

Project Manager: Sean Cagle; Adam Stallman

Superintendent: Matt Godlove

This project includes an addition to the School of Pharmacy and a new 2-story School of Nursing that is adjacent to, mirrors and is connected via a loggia and tower to the existing School of Pharmacy.

Category 10

Institutional $25 - $100 million

General Contractor: SpawGlass

Project: The University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Building Phase II

Architect: Overland Partners

Owner: The University of Texas System OFPC

Project Manager: Tyler Carpenter

Superintendent: Eric Kennedy

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Engineering Safety Consultants; Hagler & Kerr; Intertech Flooring; Lasco; Slater Painting

Located in the heart of The University of Texas at Austin campus, the new Liberal Arts Building embodies sustainability, innovative technology and collaboration.

Category 11

Renovation Less than $4 million

General Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Project: LBJ Museum Exhibit Renovation

Architect: Overland Partners, Inc.

Owner: LBJ Library & Museum

Project Manager: Brad Adams

Superintendent: Fernando Martinez

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Architectural Division 8; Flooring Solutions; Floyd’s Glass Company

The LBJ Museum Exhibit Renovation project upgraded three levels of museum and gallery space for new state-of-the-art, interactive and modern exhibits.

Category 12

Renovation $4 to $10 million

General Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Project: The University of Texas at Austin Texas Union Renovation

Architect: O'Connell Robertson

Owner: The University of Texas System

Project Manager: Steve Seeger

Superintendent: Bill Purvis

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Architectural Division 8; BCS Concrete; Big City Access; CMC Rebar; Construction Metal Products; Hull Supply; Servpro of Austin; Slater Painting; TDIndustries; Thunderbird Contracting

The Texas Union Renovation addressed multiple infrastructure issues, including necessary interior repars and new sprinkler system, while maintaining the historical integrity of the 75-year-old building.

Category 13

Renovation $10 to $100 million

General Contractor: Flintco, LLC

Project: Baylor University Marrs McLean Science Building Renovation

Architect: Beck Architecture

Owner: Baylor University

Project Manager: Brian Hausam

Superintendent: Brandt Burklund

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Firetrol Protection Systems; Hull Supply; Ram Tools; United Rentals

The Marrs McLean Renovation project repurposed a 51-year-old Baylor University academic facility and improved functionality with a complete interior renovation and new brick veneer exterior.

Category 14

Residential/Multi-Family and Condo Projects up to $100 million

General Contractor: Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company, Ltd.

Project: The Whitley

Architect: Gromatzky Dupree & Associates

Owner: Riverside Resources

Project Manager: Alan Codina

Superintendent: Troy Wylam

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Baker Drywall Austin; CMC Rebar; Ferguson Enterprises; Flooring Solutions; Floyd’s Glass Co; G&R Electrical; Hilti; JR Schneider Construction; Northstar Fire Protection; Ram Tools; RSS; TXI

Speed to market, market timing and delivering a 24/7 Mixed-Use rental residential project to the Austin CBD makes the project a home run for the owner and the City of Austin.

Category 15

Community/Public Service

General Contractor: Journeyman Construction, Inc.

Project: Austin Hindu Temple

Architect: Helmsath Architects

Owner: Austin Hindu Temple

Project Manager: Mike Collins

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Hull Supply; Biggs Plumbing; Construction Metal Products; Hidel Builders; Tex Mix Concrete; Volvo Rentals; United Rentals

The 16,000 sf temple and adjoining 6,000 sf courtyard were built to honor Hindu traditions and provide a center for worship and community gathering.

Category 16

Electrical:Commercial more than $10 million

Specialty Contractor: Titus Electrical Contracting, LP

Project: The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall

Architect: STG Design

Owner: The University of Texas at Austin

Project Manager: Allen Pierce

Superintendent: Mike Costa

General Contractor: Austin Commercial

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Baker Drywall Austin, Ltd.; Construction Metal Products; Mechanical Technical; Hidell Builders; Hull Supply

The Gates Dell Computer Science Complex consolidates classrooms, labs and meeting spaces into one central facility for the University of Texas’ Austin Computer Science Students.

Category 17

Electrical: Commercial less than $2 million

Specialty Contractor: Titus Electrical Contracting, LP

Project: Downs-Jones Library Renovation and Agard-Lovinggood Communications Department Upgrades

Architect: CasaBella Architects

Owner: Huston-Tillotson University

Project Manager: Allen Pierce

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Hidell Builders; Hull Supply; Mechanical Technical

Recent Renovations at Huston Tillotson University offer students not only a state of the art communications classroom, but also expended library, study, and recreational facilities.

Category 17

Electrical: Commercial-Less than $2 million

Specialty Contractor: Titus Electrical Contracting, LP

Project: Congress Avenue Tree Lighting Project

Owner: Downtown Austin Alliance

Project Manager: Jerry Harger

General Contractor: Downtown Austin Alliance

Congress Avenue is the first U.S. street to feature Blachere Illumination energy efficient lights. This nighttime transformation turns the Capitol's thoroughfare into Texas' own Champs-Elysees.

Category 18

Mechanical: Commercial $2-$10 million

Specialty Contractor: TDIndustries, Inc.

Project: Texas State University Performing Arts Center Complex

Architect: Morris Architects

Owner: Texas State University

Project Manager: Roland Abarca

Superintendent: Blake Arapis and Lucio Lopez

General Contractor: Hunt Construction Group

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Chaparral Insulation

TDIndustries is proud to have participated in the construction of the TXST Performing Arts Center which will be a community landmark for decades to come.

Category 19

Exterior

General Contractor: Seretta Construction Texas, LLC

Project: Trinity Church Addition and Remodel

Architect: Lee Architects of Denver

Owner: Trinity Church

Project Manager:

Superintendent:

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project:

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Category 20

Interiors-Acoustical, Drywall, Millwork, or Plaster

Specialty Contractor: Marek Brothers Systems , Inc.

Project: United States Courthouse Austin

Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Owner: General Services Administration (GSA)

Project Manager: Chase McNeil

Superintendent: Doug Prew

General Contractor: White Construction Company

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Hilti; McKay Lumber; Building Specialties

The United States Courthouse Austin is a top notch new facility built to better serve the needs of the Federal Judicial system in Austin, Texas.

Category 21

Other Specialty Construction More then $1 million

Specialty Contractor: Titus Electrical Contracting, LP

Project: SH-130 Segments 5 and 6, Electronic Toll and Traffic Management (ETTM) and Network Communication System (NCS)

Owner: SH-130 Concessions Company, LLC

Project Manager: Guy Shore

Superintendent: Bryan Hammock

General Contractor: SH-130 Concessions Company

The fastest roads in the Western Hemisphere require state fo the art Electronic Traffic and Toll Management and Network Communication Systems. Remember to Drive Friendly!

2013 Excellence in Construction Merit Awards

Category 1

Mega-Projects - More than $100 million

General Contractor: DPR Construction

Project: Èilan Mixed-Use Development

Architect: HKS Architects, Inc.

Owner: Wereldhave USA, Inc.

The style of an intimate boutique hotel combined with the splendor of world-class luxury inspired by Tuscan design, Èilan Mixed-Use Development is a thoroughly innovative community.

Category 3

Commercial $10-$25 million

General Contractor: EBCO General Contractor, Ltd.

Project: Hampton Inn 17th & Lavaca Austin, Texas

Architect: Bounds Gillespie Architects PLLC

Owner: Austin VHR, LLC

Project Manager: Ryan Hanel

Superintendent: Mike Hollibaugh

The Hampton Inn has a "keep Austin-stylishly weird" theme. Colorful graffiti and rotating guitar sculpture add to the eclectic and bold design located near the Capitol.

Category 7

Institutional - Less than $5 million

General Contractor: Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

Project: City of Pflugerville Public Library

Architect: Piwonka Sturrock Architects

Owner: City of Pflugerville

Project Manager: Jordan Dial

Superintendent: Richard Warren

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Greater Metroplex Interiors; Joe Clark Mechanical Services; Volvo Rentals; Waste Management; RSS; Ferguson Supply; Acton Mobile

The open, bright, and inviting public library consists of 14,500 sf of new construction and 12,500 sf of renovations, and a source of community pride.

Category 8

Institutional, $5 to $10 million

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project: City of Austin YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center

Architect: Studio 8 Architects

Owner: YMCA of Austin

Project Manager: AJ Bloomquist

Superintendent: Doug Longtin

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Bergelectric; Construction Metal Products; Mechanical Technical; Hidell Builders; Hull Supply

The City of Austin YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center is a new 37,400 sf LEED Silver facility that is helping to revitalize one of the most diverse and challenging areas in Austin.

Category 9

Institutional $10 to $25 million

General Contractor: Baird/Williams Construction

Project: Jefferson Elementary School

Architect: SHW Group

Owner: Temple ISD

Project Manager: Ted McConville

Superintendent: Steve Jones

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ram Tools, Hilti; CMC Rebar; Acton Mobile; Dealers Electric Supply; Ferguson Enterprises, Hidell Builders; McKay Lumber; Safe Construction Consulting

This project was special due to the construction of the new Jefferson being less than 50 feet from the old Jefferson while it was occupied.

Category 9

Institutional - $10-$25 million

General Contractor: Zapalac/Reed Construction, LP

Project: Regents School of Rhetoric

Architect: David Bessent Architects, Inc

Owner: Regents School of Austin

Project Manager: Clayton Hunter

Superintendent: Ted Draper; Paul Vasquez; Kerry Harp

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Lasco Acoustics and Drywall; F.L. Crane; Hull Supply; Hidell Builders; Davey Plumbing; APAC-Texas Wheeler Companies; CMC Rebar; Ace Contractor Supply

70.000 sf steel structure with beautiful masonry veneer, containing science laboratories, laser optics lab, a magnificent library, fine arts and academic classrooms, and administrative offices.

Category 11

Renovation less than $4 million

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project: Huston-Tillotson University Library and Communication Center Renovation

Architect: CasaBella Architects

Owner: Huston-Tillotson University

Project Manager: Jared Hohensee

Superintendent: Lester Surgers

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Hidell Builders; Hull Supply; Mechanical Technical; Titus Electrical

This design-build project revitalized Huston-Tilloston University's aging Downs-Jones into an "awe-inspiring" facility that provides students and faculty with a modern, innovative learning environment on this historic campus.

Category 14

Residential: Multifamily and Condominium Progets up to $100 million

General Contractor: Harvey-Cleary Builders

Project: The Callaway House Austin

Architect: STG Design and sixthricver Architects

Owner: American Campus Communities

Project Manager: Jason Beers

Superintendent: Sam Buchanan

The Callaway House Austin is a 17-story, 585,000 sf, off campus, full-service, freshman residence hall for UT students. There are 219 units with 752 beds in each fully furnished apartment.

Category 14

Residential-Multi-family projects and condominiums

General Contractor: Journeyman Construction, Inc.

Project: Silverado Crossing

Architect: Cross Architects

Owner: Silverado Crossing, LLC

Project Manager: Rick Mertz

This 300 unit Class "A" multi-family community with 13 low-rise, low density residential buildings offers luxury living in the heart of Buda, Texas.

Category 20

Institutional Under $5 million Interiors-Acoustics & Drywall

Specialty Contractor: Lasco Acoustics & Drywall, Inc.

Project: University of Texas Liberal Arts Phase II

Architect: Overland Partners

Owner: The University of Texas at Austin

General Contractor: Spawglass

Project Manager: Doug Mercer

Superintendent: Shannon King

ABC Subcontractors/Suppliers on Project: Ace Contractor Supply; Big City Access; Austin Acoustical; Austin Sales & Scaffold; Builders Gypsum Supply; Hilti; Rew Materials; United Rentals

The UT Liberal Arts building is a six story, 200,000 sf facility. Lasco completed framing, gypsum, ceilings, and panels. The contract was 3 million.

Free Enterprise is a very important part of the ABC philosophy. We had a lot of companies that used Merit Shop members on their projects. This year the company that used the most ABC Central Texas Members on their project was White Construction. They used 15 ABC Central Texas members on their U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative from White Construction come forward? This is your Free Enterprise Award Winner.

That is all the awards for tonight. As David Ford said earlier, we would like to have a group photo of all the Eagle and Merit winners. Please have one representative from each company come to the front of the room for a group photo with your award. It will only take a couple of minutes.

Thank you for coming tonight and have a safe drive home.

Best of the Best

Now it’s time to honor the GC and the Sub Contractor that received the most points with their project in the Excellence in Construction contest. This year, the project submitted by a GC which received the most points was White Construction with the U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative for White Construction come forward? This is your Best of the Best in the GC Category.

The subcontractor project that received the most points was Titus Electrical Contracting with the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall. Can I have a representative from Titus come forward? This is your Best of the Best in the Sub Contractor Category.

Free Enterprise Award

Free Enterprise is a very important part of the ABC philosophy. We had a lot of companies that used Merit Shop members on their projects. This year the company that used the most ABC Central Texas Members on their project was White Construction. They used 15 ABC Central Texas members on their U.S. Courthouse. Can I have a representative from White Construction come forward? This is your Free Enterprise Award Winner.

That is all the awards for tonight. As David Ford said earlier, we would like to have a group photo of all the Eagle and Merit winners. Please have one representative from each company come to the front of the room for a group photo with your award. It will only take a couple of minutes.

Thank you for coming tonight and have a safe drive home.