Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: Texas A&M Davis Diamond Softball Stadium
Texas A&M Davis Diamond Softball Stadium
College Station, Texas
Award of Merit
Owner: Texas A&M University
Lead Design Firm/MEP Engineer: Gensler
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Civil Engineer: PBK Sports
Structural Engineer: JQ Engineering
Program Management: Project Control
This three-level, 125,000-sq-ft stadium includes 2,000 chair-back seats, club-level seating and two luxury suites. Austin Commercial’s team clocked 177,000 worker hours on the project with no lost time or recordables.
In addition to Austin’s standard practices that include daily jobsite analyses, weekly project-wide safety meetings and subcontractor-led toolbox meetings, the Austin team frequently participated with the subcontractor’s JSAs.
To minimize safety incidents on the job and avoid impacts to faculty and students on campus during the day, subcontractor Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. erected precast concrete panels at night. This also allowed other trades to complete their work during the day with minimal impact from erection activities.