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Institutional | MANHATTAN CONSTRUCTION – FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS Community Beacon MANHATTAN CONSTRUCTION EXCELS ON THE NEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS. BY KATHRYN JONES T 3,100-seat be to hold as many people the church’s »The three-story, in 1891. Allworship center will willablejoined bytwiceextensive glass skyasbridge. present sanctuary, built campus structures be an he First Baptist Church has been a landmark in downtown Dallas since its inception in 1868. As the population of Dallas swelled throughout the years, the modest church on Akard Street has been transformed into a stately religious institution with a sprawling campus that is now badly in need of an upgrade. Although First Baptist is one of the largest property owners in downtown Dallas, its campus was a hodgepodge of inaccessible facilities that were well past their building lifecycles, according to the church. In January 2008, shortly after becoming pastor of First Baptist, Dr. Robert Jeffress proposed a new worship center and facility for children and student ministries, as well as general campus improvements. The congregation unanimously agreed. In November 2009, First Baptist Church’s planning and development committee moved forward with the largest funding campaign ever undertaken by a church. The proposed $123 million campus will combine state-ofthe-art, revitalized facilities with the church’s historic past to create a spiritual oasis suitable for the 21st century. Incorporating the latest in green technologies and sustainable processes, the project intends to seek LEED Silver certification upon its completion. New Dallas Landmark The 1.5-million-square-foot First Baptist Dallas campus began construction in March 2011 and will hold its first service during the Easter holi- Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Dallas • Project total value: $123 million • Employees on site at peak: 400 • Scope: New worship center, educational facility, parking garage, skybridge and campus improvements “This budget came along at a good time to receive very competitive pricing.” –Bruce Fields 60 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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