Skanska USA announced that its building unit in San Antonio was the recipient of multiple health-care construction awards at the 2009 Annual Excellence in Construction Competition hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors of South Texas. Skanska won the Mega Projects Award, the Healthcare Award, the Institutional Award and the Gold S.T.E.P. Award for Safety. Skanska USA also announced it has completed construction on the Texas Southmost College Arts Center Building in Brownsville.
TBG Partners promoted employees at three of its four Texas offices. In Dallas/Fort Worth, Kent T. Mendenhall was promoted to principal; in Houston, Yan Long and Kinoto Miyakoda have been promoted to associates; and in Austin, Jacob Walker, Jeff Raudabaugh and Justin Lindabury have been promoted to associates.
Hill & Wilkinson in Dallas promoted John Riggins, LEED AP, to business development manager of its Healthcare and Aviation Group. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s of arts in engineering construction management.
Fretz Construction in Houston announced the 60th anniversaries of Bob Fretz, Sr., and Virgil Benner.
HKS Inc. in Dallas announced the following promotions: Mark Williams to principal; Trip Boswell, Jennie Evans, Deb Garner, Kyley Harvey, Mark Overton, Debajyoti Pati, and Sergio Saenz to vice president; Olga Acosta, Ryan Blaylock, Jack Clark, Heather Crosswhite, Beau Eaton, Michael Estes, Gina Ferrer, Karen Funke, Becky Haas, Jason Henson, Kidd Quick, Travis Sheets, Carrie Stahl, Anice Stephens, Derek Stephens, Greg Vasquez and Janine Watson to associate.
Sabre Commercial Inc. announced that John P. Cyrier, president and founder of the Austin-based firm, has been named Caldwell County Commissioner for Precinct 1. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Korte Company announced the addition of Bill Hinds. He received his bachelor’s of science in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction science from Purdue University. His initial responsibilities will be in Norman, Okla., where the firm has begun work recently on a 200,000-sq-ft expansion for a major computer company.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board in Austin named Edward Serna executive director of the state’s newest agency. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
O’Connell Robertson in Austin added Cathy Brandewie as corporate director of Marketing and Business Development. She received a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Real Estate Council in Dallas announced its new 2010 board members with Jim Berry as chairman, Melissa Eastman as vice chairman and Mark Gibson is chairman elect. Also announced was the addition of Beth Lambert-Saul as vice president of community affairs and Tessa Doiel as membership manager.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors recently swore in Austin real estate consultant Charles H. Heimsath as its newest member. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s of arts in economics and holds a master’s of community and regional planning degree from the University of Texas.
SHW Group, North Texas Region in Plano, announced Jimmy Strohmeyer named as a managing principal. Strohmeyer previously held the title of principal in charge. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Louisiana Tech University.
American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Chapter recently named Dr. Charles W. Graham, dean of the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture, the 2010 president of the AIAOK. Previously serving on the Board of Directors of the AIAOK, he was the president for two terms, as well as an active member, of the AIA Brazos Chapter in Texas. Graham also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of Architects.AUI Contractors Jay Hedges in Fort Worth announced the retirement of effective February 1, 2010.