Chamberlin's Trophy Case Continues to Add New Awards
Recent honors mark Chamberlin's first APEX award and third National ABC award.
ABC Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award
Chamberlin had the pleasure of recently being awarded more honors for construction excellence. On June 18th at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Chamberlin was presented the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award. The National Excellence in Construction Awards competition recognizes outstanding quality and innovations in merit shop construction projects. The award was received in the specialty contracting category of "Exteriors" for restoration and waterproofing work performed on the Gulf States building.
Gulf States is a 1920s era historic office building in downtown Dallas. Chamberlin performed the exterior renovation work, which was an integral part of its conversion into residential lofts. The building's owner, Spectrum Properties, applied for national registration to honor the building as a historical landmark. To achieve the registration the building's historic character had to be retained and preserved while in the process of revitalizing it for a new use. General contractor Key Construction called on Chamberlin's expertise to restore and protect the historic materials and exterior features of the building while making it watertight. The work included masonry replacement and restoration, tuck pointing, structural gunite, and new exterior waterproofing systems.
Associated General Contractors APEX Award
Chamberlin was also an APEX award winner at the Associated General Contractor's (AGC) Houston chapter gala. Evaluation criteria for the awards include quality of workmanship, contribution to the community, timely completion and difficulty of construction. The APEX awards recognize firms for their excellence in construction, their valuable contributions to the community and their demonstrated commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility.
Chamberlin won in the specialty contractor category of Healthcare/Laboratory for work performed on the M.D. Anderson FEMA Internal Flood Compartmentalization project in the Medical Center of Houston. After the Medical Center suffered greatly from the severe flooding of Tropical Storm Allison, U.T. M.D. Anderson and FEMA took action to make sure their facilities would not face the same devastation again by implementing a flood water compartmentalization system. Chamberlin strengthened and waterproofed internal flood rooms that were designed to localize, contain and pump out water should another flood event take place. The entire project was design/built to retrofit the many different existing conditions of each flood room throughout the 11-building campus.
"It's a real honor to be recognized amongst our peers and clients in the construction industry for our quality work," said Chamberlin Vice President David Neal. "Our teams work hard everyday to produce quality projects safely and these awards recognize them for their tireless efforts."