Sabre Commercial was awarded three Outstanding Construction Awards through the Austin Chapter Associated General Contractors for 2014.
The University of Texas at Austin, Active Learning Classroom Remodel within the McCombs School of Business received the Interior Finish Out Award for projects valued between $500,000 and $2 Million.
The 8,450 square foot renovation was designed to replace an existing computer laboratory with classrooms, a security-sensitive student testing center, confidential conference rooms, and restroom upgrades. The construction included new finishes, programmable ceiling lighting, digital upgrades for computerized projection onto large projection screens, computerized writing tablets, acoustic wall panels, and a new hi-tech sound system. The project transformed the computer lab into a pleasurable learning environment, an environment which can be changed with a press on a touch screen to accommodate the desired light and sound configuration. The testing center is designed to accommodate individual student testing, to include forty individually isolated desk units, ergonomic table and seating configuration, LED lighting, and constantly-monitored cameras above each testing area to ensure that testing integrity is maintained. The center also includes two ADA-compliant testing areas to accommodate special needs.
The University of Texas at Austin, Student Union Remodel received the Interior Finish Out Award for Projects valued up to $500,000.
This 6,600 square feet renovation of the outdated student events center at University of Texas Student Union Building created a plush new lounge facility. The finished space consists of open lounges and offices. A complete remodel included new MEP systems with upgraded fire alarm, fire sprinkler, HVAC, plumbing and lighting. Finishes and specialties were also remodeled with new acoustic ceilings, glass wall and door systems, carpeting, furnishings, wall board systems, new stairwell steps and railings, wood-veneer-faced architectural cabinets, toilet compartments, and roller window shades. As a finishing touch, a unique ornamental “deer horn” glass chandelier was added to the conference room.
Seton Medical Center Austin, MRI Suite Renovation received the award for Healthcare Projects valued up to $10 Million.
This three story project included a two magnet suite on the ground level, a shell space on the second level, and a mechanical penthouse on the third level on top of the roof. The area of the hospital that was remodeled included an open air atrium that was in-filled with structural steel framing and concrete slabs. Extensive interior demolition, crawlspace MEP rough-in, and shoring were required during the build-out. Two new Siemens MRI machines were installed by rigging approximately 270 feet from the south entrance of hospital, with site coordination paramount to staff and visitor safety.
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