ENR Texas & Louisiana Names 2013 Owner of the Year Extensive collaboration and innovation with its contractor teams and expansive growth plans help propel Dallas Area Rapid Transit forward in 2012, earning the agency its spot as ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2013 Owner of the Year.
I-10 Twin Spans Speed Relief Over Lake Pontchartrain
When traffic flows on all six lanes of the new $803-million Interstate-10 Twin Spans in New Orleans this September, the region that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 will receive a much-needed symbol of recovery.
Changing Markets Push LNG Toward Export
The sudden abundance of natural gas in the U.S. has owners of two new, but practically unused, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals in Louisiana and Texas proposing expensive conversions to export the fuel?an unthinkable proposition just five years ago.
Texas Capitol Repairs Squeezed for Time
The construction manager for the $3.5-million partial rehabilitation of the 122-year-old Texas State Capitol in Austin was under a strict deadline—the job had to be completed in seven months. Despite a longer-than-expected lead paint removal process and outdoor temperatures that reached triple digits, crews managed to complete the work on time and 2% under budget. And there were no lost-time injuries.
Best of 2010
Congratulations to the winning teams that built the projects presented on the following pages. Texas Construction is proud to bring its readers the results of our annual awards competition in this feature dedicated to the 14th annual Best Of program.
Top Green Designers Texas Construction presents its firstever Top Green Design Firms list. The
list ranks the top 25 design firms in Texas based on the amount of revenue each company reported earning from its green-building sector billings in 2009.
Bridge Building Buzzing
Texas and Oklahoma are in the midst of building bridges and implementing replacement and rehabilitation programs, many of which are projects fueled by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars.
2010 Texas Owner of the Year
Planners at Texas Children’s Hospitals think big. Already the largest children’s hospital in the United States, the Houston-based hospital set out to further build on its vast resources with Vision 2010, a $1.5-billion expansion program.
Top Texas Contractors
The 125 Texas firms in our 15th annual Top Contractor rankings collectively billed about $24 billion in the state in 2009, a decrease of about $1 billion reported from the 2008, when we listed an additional five firms for a total of 130.