A group of Brasfield & Gorrie employees recently participated in GINGERTOWN Dallas, an event that brings together architects, engineers and contractors in the local area with building enthusiasts to create a town made completely of gingerbread. 

Brasfield & Gorrie team members who participated in the event include (top, left to right) Maria Nieto and Jacob Elrod as well as Ronnie Hernandez, whose wife, Myrna, and son Matthew are pictured in the bottom row.

After the event, these gingerbread structures are donated and put on display at local hospitals, health care facilities and community support organizations to help spread the message of joy and hope during the holidays.

people on bikes

Photo courtesy of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

Houston Public Works hosted attendees of the APWA Big Cities & Counties Public Works Leaders Forum on Dec. 9. The forum was created to share best practices from some of the largest public works operations across the country. In an effort to highlight the group’s commitment to sustainability, attendees participated in a bike tour through downtown Houston. Participants were taken to see the 72-in. water line project that runs from Emancipation to Tuam as well as the 96-in.-dia tunnel currently under construction under US59.

Make a Wish Foundation

Photo courtesy of HITT Contracting

HITT Contracting’s Houston office recently teamed up with Make-a-Wish Foundation of Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana to build a custom backyard “Toy Story”-themed playhouse for local five-year-old wish kid Aryan. HITT teamed up with JLL and the design team at Gensler to build a whimsical playset inspired by his favorite movie with elements from the Disney classic infused throughout the project. Before the holidays, the team was able to surprise him with the completion of the playhouse with a ribbon cutting, sign unveiling and a special backyard celebration with friends and family.