AUSTIN, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 – Alpha Building Corporation has received two Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Awards at this year’s South Texas Associated Builders and Contractors awards banquet. The awards were presented to the project team and consultants at the ceremony held on August 4, 2016 at the Omni at the Colonnade in San Antonio.
The University of Texas (UT) at Austin University Teaching Center (UCT) Flooring Renovation project received an award in the Institutional Less than $5 Million category. Jonathan Rogero, President, Kevin Rainey, Project Manager, both of Alpha, Bill James, Project Manager for UT and Terry Bessire, President of Intertech Commercial Flooring proudly accepted the Eagle Award. Spurring the project were concerns over existing, damaged and lifting terrazzo coupled with safety hazards for students and faculty that utilized the building. Alpha worked closely with Intertech to replace the damaged floor with an innovative, superior flooring product known as SUPERCAP®, that is able to withstand the high-volume traffic and extensive wear and tear it will experience in the UTC.
Winning a second award was the UT President’s Office Renovation in the Historical Less than $2 Million category. The level of highly-skilled, handcrafted work that was required to match the aesthetics of the eighty-four year old office differentiated the project from others. As with all things, time and everyday use took its toll on the office and the need for restoration arose. Alpha was tasked with restoring the space using green concepts, hand craftsmanship and no electric power tools. Attention to detail was of utmost importance on this project since the beauty of the room lies in the ornate molding, pristine finishes and exquisite craftsmanship of each piece of quarter sawn white oak wood. Kathleen Acock, CEO, and Kevin Rainey of Alpha along with Bill James of UT accepted the award.
“We were honored to work on these two projects for UT. They allowed us to further our relationship with an outstanding client and really expand our capabilities. We were able to successfully complete both projects under an extreme time crunch all while upholding our excellent safety standards. That is a project success story that never gets old,” said Kathleen Acock.
The superintendent for both of these projects, Mr. Alan Trollinger, was incredibly enthusiastic about winning these awards because he said they reflected “timeliness, communication, project budget and safety,” along with the concentrated effort of our team. Together, these projects exhibited Alpha’s continuous pursuit of excellence combined with their goal of “creating environments where great things happen.”
Alpha dedicates these awards to the memory of Mr. Trollinger who unexpectedly passed away days after the awards were presented. Bill James said, “He always gave his best effort with a friendly smile never complaining about anything. I believe the success of the President’s Office Renovation was mainly because of Alan’s presence.”
Ron Fuller also accepted an ABC STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) award at the Gold Level for 2016 honoring our outstanding safety program.