Texas & Louisiana On the Scene: August 2019
Sundt used a crane to place a dome that peaks at 207 ft on the top of the Denton County Administration Complex. The four-story facility will house a new county commissioners court. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. Pictured left to right: field engineer Matt Huffin, project engineer Sahil Khandelwal, senior project superintendent Charles Taylor, project manager Amber Simonson and safety manager Mark Bakeman.
On June 3, Saulsbury Industries honored the milestone of 1 million working hours without a recordable incident at the Altus Midstream Diamond Processing Complex, which is currently under construction in southern Reeves County, Texas. The company celebrated with ribeye steaks, hats and shirts, and a raffle.
Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Press Elementary in McKinney, Texas, are building the foundation of a bright future by learning about careers in construction with McCarthy Building Cos. Students recently learned that safety is the most important aspect of the construction industry by going over the safety gear and personal protection equipment used in the field. The McCarthy team went on to share all the options students have for entering into the construction industry and what their career paths could look like, whether through college, trade school or joining at the craft level.
ABC Greater Houston’s women’s peer group, Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction (LOGIC), recently held an event at TopGolf in Katy. The committee provides women with career opportunities, networking and information about best practices within the industry. The committee also works with other organizations to inspire future women leaders in the construction industry.
The 24th annual Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses was held in July. The event provides legal funding for abused and neglected children living in protective care. Funds raised from the raffle of 17 playhouses allows Dallas CASA to support more volunteer advocates and find safe homes for children. CASA volunteers provide constant and consistent adult representation for a child during legal proceedings.
TDIndustries partnered with KDC and Kimley-Horn to build a playhouse in which puzzle pieces resemble the Autism Awareness logo (above).
Ridgemont Commercial Construction built a playhouse designed by Gensler, with art by Trey Wilder (below).
Parade of Playhouses has been a signature community and fundraising event for Dallas CASA since 1996. This year’s collection also included a tiny food truck and a lunar landing module.