Another Notch on Our Tool Belt: Chamberlin Wins ABC Awards

Chamberlin won big again at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) North Texas Chapter Excellence In Construction (EIC) Awards, going home with two Excellence Awards and one Merit Award. The award ceremony was held October 17, 2006 at the Arlington Convention Center.

 


Chamberlin’s work on the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library won an Excellence Award in the category of Renovation $2-$10 Million. Serving as the general contractor, Chamberlin completely renovated the exterior plaza, wall and roof systems of this architecturally unique library. The library holds more than 2.5 million books, magazines, video and audio materials. With all of these important documents under one roof, providing a water tight building envelope is essential.

 

The Tribute Club House project also went home with an Excellence Award in the subcontractor category of Exterior Finish. The beautiful Scottish-style clubhouse at the Tribute Golf Course had a secret lurking behind its EIFS walls. Improper waterproofing had allowed major water infiltration. Key Construction turned to Chamberlin to remediate the water problems, completely rebuild parts of the exterior, and restore the clubhouse.

 

The Regency Condominiums project received a Merit Award for Renovation Under $2 Million. The Regency is a six-story, 48-unit condominium located on the beach in South Padre Island, Texas. The Regency was experiencing heavy corrosion due to saltwater infiltration in its concrete balconies, columns and canopy. When the damage became a safety liability, the Regency Council of Owners brought in an engineer and the Chamberlin team to remediate the decay and install new waterproofing from the sidewalk to the roof.

 

All three winning projects will go on to compete at the national ABC EIC Awards.  National award recipients will be announced on June 12, 2007 during ABC’s Annual Convention at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.