Awards - Van & Van of Austin, TX
Austin Construction News Spotlight June 2009 Vol.9 No.6 -
Watching his dad work on improvements around the house, Bruce
VanWaes picked up an interest in construction. Though his original plan
for life never included reading blueprints or swinging hammers, VanWaes
realized, while sitting behind a desk in an air-conditioned office, that
if he was going to be happy, he was going to have to get dirty...
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AGC Outstanding Construction Awards 2004
Article by - Jean Feingold, Austin Constructor
The many excellent projects built by the members of the Austin
Chapter of the Associated General Contractors demonstrate both
their construction skills and their ability to deal effectively with the
University of Texas Golf Club, LTD - Four separate
building were constructed along the 7,154 yard par 71 course at the
University of Texas Golf Club at Steiner Ranch in the Texas Hill
Country by Workman Commercial Construction Services Ltd. The
$1,458,000 project included construction of an outdoor pavilion, a
cartbarn/clubhouse building, which contains a pro shop, snack bar and
serving bar, and two course restrooms. Each building had its own
unique design and structural components. It features a unique
structural wood truss system, a beautiful fireplace and other high
Island Avenue - The Rizzo
Construction Inc. project is an addition to a custom residence located
in Austin. It involved building a multilevel structure containing
a swimming pool, spa, covered patio and cabana with a swim-up bar area.
Custom cut stone columns and balusters were extensively used. The
elevated swimming pool, which has a negative edge, employed
custom-patterned Mexican mosaic tile throughout. A 75-foot-long
lap lane extends from the spa through and under the covered patio area
until it finally ends in the main swimming pool.
Historic Renovation of Building 45 Officers
Quarters at Camp Mabry - Braun and Butler Construction, Inc.
did a historic renovation of a 90-year-old building at Camp Mabry
in Austin that had originally been used to house military officers.
The work included demolishing all interior wall, forming and pouring
foundation support piers and beams, installing structural steel beams
and columns to support the second floor and framing and finishing out
apartments on the first and second floors. The condition of the
structure that was to remain unchanged was very poor. Careful
planning was required so that its structural integrity was maintained
during the interior demolition process. Despite this, the project
was completed on schedule.