Next month, ENR Texas & Louisiana will highlight the top 25 biggest projects by total value that broke ground across Texas and Louisiana in 2012. This listing includes nearly $14 billion in work across the two states.

The 25 project starts are listed alphabetically below, along with each project’s location and owner/developer. In April, ENR Texas & Louisiana will share where each project falls in the ranking, as well as additional details about each of the projects and the teams building them.

Please keep in mind that the following list is preliminary, and is subject to change as additional information becomes available prior to publication of the ranking in the April 22 print edition. Also, because this ranking has been ordered according to toal project value, those projects that were unable or unwilling to disclose their total project value have not been included.

Have we missed a project valued over $100 million that began construction in 2012? Please let us know. Drop me an email at

  • Baylor University Stadium, Waco, Texas – Baylor University
  • DART Orange Line/Irving-3, Irving, Texas – DART Board
  • DFW Terminal A Enhanced Parking Structure, Dallas, Texas – DFW International Airport
  • DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program – Terminal B Phase I, Dallas, Texas – DFW International Airport
  • DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program – Terminal A Phase II, Dallas, Texas – DFW International Airport
  • DK Pipeline Southwest Extension, McMullen County, Texas – Copano Energy
  • Entergy Ninemile Point Plant Generation Unit Expansion, Westwego, La. – Entergy Corp.
  • J W Marriott Hotel, Austin, Texas – White Lodging Services
  • Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital, Galveston, Texas – University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion, Oklahoma to Texas – TransCanada Ltd.
  • Lackland AFB ACC Specialty Care/Command Support Cent Phase 3, San Antonio, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Lackland Ambulatory Care Center Phase 2, San Antonio, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Lake Texoma Outfall to Wylie WTP Raw Water Pipeline & Plant, Wylie, Texas – North Texas Municipal Water District
  • Natural Gas-fired Combined -Cycle Unit, Horseshoe Bay, Texas – Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Resolute Health Hospital, New Braunfels, Texas – Baptist Health System
  • Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project, Cameron, La. – Cheniere Energy Inc.
  • SJRA Surface Water Facilities, Conroe, Texas – San Jacinto River Authority
  • Southern Methodist University Residential Commons, Dallas, Texas – Southern Methodist University
  • The Fountains at Farah, El Paso, Texas – The Fountains at Farah LP Inc.
  • TxDOT: Widening, Grading, Structures and Surfacing North of LP 363, Waco, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation
  • TxDOT: Widening, Grading, Structures and Surfacing to South FM 2837, Waco, Texas –Texas Department of Transportation
  • University of Houston New Football Stadium, Houston, Texas – University of Houston
  • University Medical Center, New Orleans, La. – State of Louisiana Division of Administration Facility Planning
  • Ward County Water Transmission System, Wickett, Monahans, Odessa and Big Spring, Texas – Colorado River Municipal Water district
  • Williams Petrochemical Plant Expansion, Geismar, La. – Williams Partners LLC