McCarthy Building Cos. completed construction of the $92-million, 1,000-ft-long Port Houston – Bayport Wharf 6 this summer. Begun in May 2021, the completed wharf allows the latest generation of container cranes to unload shipping containers that travel through the Panama Canal. The wharf was constructed on an accelerated timeline of 26 months. The wharf incorporates one landside and one waterside crane, enabling new ship-to-shore wharf cranes to move alongside ships for loading and offloading. Approximately 400,000 cu yd of shoreline sediment was removed. The wharf can accommodate large shipping vessels measuring up to 1,200 ft long.

Wayne Roberts ’85 Building project

courtesy Skanska USA Building

Skanska USA Building’s 82,500-sq-ft Wayne Roberts ’85 Building project at the Texas A&M University recently reached a topping out milestone. To celebrate the event, teams signed the steel beam used to top out the structure and erected and placed it on the northeast corner of the building. As part of the university’s May Business School, the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building will serve as the centerpiece of the new business complex. The four-story building will offer a technology hub, atrium, café, flexible learning studios, collaboration and huddle spaces, Collaboration Plaza and the Center for Executive Development, which offers services and support to executives from organizations across the globe, the company said. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2024 and open for use in 2025.

“Our team is proud to celebrate this important milestone in the creation of the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building and playing a part in how business will be conducted in the future,” said Dennis Yung, Skanska executive vice president and general manager. “As an Aggie alumnus, I am extremely honored to take part in an innovative building initiative that continues to position Mays Business School as one of the best in the nation.”