Chamberlin was an APEX award winner at the Associated General Contractors’ Houston chapter gala for their waterproofing work performed on Discovery Green, Houston’s downtown interactive park. The APEX awards recognize firms for their excellence in construction, valuable contributions to the community and their demonstrated commitment to quality workmanship and safety.
Chamberlin was honored in the specialty contractor category of “Thermal/Moisture Protection” for Discovery Green. As a subcontractor to Miner-Dederick Construction, Chamberlin had an active role in almost every phase of the project because of the large amount of waterproofing throughout the park. Chamberlin’s multiple waterproofing systems were installed below the Kinder Lake and model boat basin, the Fondren Foundation Performance Amphitheater, Gateway interactive fountain, and at The Grove Restaurant and park buildings.
Chamberlin also contributed value engineering ideas on the below-grade parking garage’s garden roof system at the amphitheater to help bring the project within budget. Chamberlin proposed an alternate method of waterproofing the garden roof while still providing the specified warranty, which resulted in a substantial savings to the owner.
In the end, the Discovery Green project turned an underused green space and brownfield into a gorgeous facility for the citizens of Houston and received gold level LEED certification by the US Green Building Council in the process.above.jpg