Construction Today - June 2017 - 58
Commercial | ROGERS-O'BRIEN CONSTRUCTION - SIGNET JEWELERS CORPORATE OFFICE
ROGERS-O'BRIEN USES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY. BY BIANCA HERRON
ogers-O'Brien (RO) Construction
has become one of the leading
general contractors in Texas
since its founding in 1969. With
offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, the
Texas-based company provides a range of
preconstruction and construction management services for a variety of industries,
including healthcare, mixed-use, residential and corporate.
After nearly 50 years in the industry, the
company's culture and reputation continue
to set it a part from its competition, Project
Manager Dustin Moore says. "We've been
around for a long time and have had very
good leadership for 50 years," Moore says
proudly. "Also, staying on top of the new
technology in the industry has helped us
to be the premier builder in Texas. We're always looking to better our processes so that
we can make each project more efficient
and faster, and deliver a good product to
RO's latest project is a four-story,
250,000-square-foot tilt-wall office building
for Texas-based developer Billingsley Company. The main tenant is Signet Jewelers,
one of the world's largest retail diamond
jewelers. The building will sit lakeside near
Northlake in Irving, Texas.
"We work directly with Billingsley and
have partnered on projects with them in
the past, but this is our first job with Signet,"
Moore notes. "RO has a very good relationship with Billingsley over the years."
What makes this project unique is that
it's about 50 feet from Northlake, according
to Moore. "It's part of the Cypress Waters
development here in Dallas, which is 1,000
acres," he explains. "This project is being
built on one of the peninsulas of the lake.
So there will be some pretty nice views from
the building once completed, as it'll look
directly over the water."
RO started construction September 2016
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RO project manager oversees
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north Texas job.
and will complete the project in October.
"The biggest challenge for us was figuring
out how to sequence a panel erection with
such close proximity to the lake," Moore
says. "We had three- and four-story-tall tiltwall panels that had to be laid and erected,
and because we're very close to the lake it
was a challenge erecting them.
"With buy-in from all team members, we
decided to cast most of our panels on the
building slab," he continued. "So we stacked
- Signet Jewelers Office
* Location: Irving, Texas
* Employees on ite at peak: 120
"We're always looking to be er
our processes o at we can
make each project more efficient
and faster, and deliver a good
product to our customers."
- Dustin Moore, project manager