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Civil | CARCON INDUSTRIES AND STL ENGINEERING CARCON INDUSTRIES AND STL ENGINEERS HAVE WON TOP-LEVEL PROJECTS IN TEXAS. BY JAMIE MORGAN T Tested and Trusted he construction industry has been thrown many curves in recent years. From sudden slowdowns and cautiously optimistic upturns to transitions between hard-bid and design/build – many contractors have had to form new strategies to keep up with a dynamic market. However, for Arcilia C. Acosta, owner, president and CEO of two unaffiliated constructionbased companies – CARCON Industries and STL Engineers – the basic game plan remains unchanged. For the past 12 years, having a clear vision and maintaining a clean track record have served as her time-tested yet hardwon strategy for success. In 2000, a few years after her father’s passing, Acosta revived his civil construction firm CARCON Construction Co., renaming it CARCON Industries and moving it from Midland, Texas, to Dallas. In 2003, she formed STL Engineers, a geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and environmental consulting firm also headquartered in Dallas. “My father started CARCON in 1985 but after he passed away it was dormant for a few years before I moved it to Dallas,” Acosta explains. “I started with nothing. I was really just building on my father’s dream for his company and changed the name to CARCON Industries because I had a vision of creating subsidiaries, which I did in 2003.” As CARCON began to gain ground, Acosta saw another business opportunity to serve a niche in the construction industry. “I was looking for an STL – a geotechnical engineering company that was minority- and womenowned so that [CARCON] could meet its minority-owned and women-owned participation requirements – but there weren’t any,” she says. “There were no women-owned geotechnical engineering firms in Dallas and I realized there was a niche here so that’s why I started Southwestern Texas Laboratories (STL).” Though they are separate entities, CARCON has hired STL for several projects and both companies share the honor of working on some of the state’s most important projects. Both are headquartered in Dallas but have done work throughout the state. CARCON opened additional offices in Houston and San CARCON and STL have worked together on many projects in Texas. « Antonio in 2010. STL also has operations in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio as well as an office in Killeen, Texas. A Moving Industry “At CARCON, we’ve seen great success pursuing transportation projects,” Acosta explains. “We do a lot of work on projects for the North Texas Tollway Authority [NTTA], TxDOT [Texas Department of Transportation] and DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit.] And STL has the testing and inspection contract for a large hospital at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, and is performing similar services on some of the nation’s largest highway construction projects: LBJ Express and Chisolm Trail Parkway. For a small company, we have been able to secure work and develop partnerships with large, national companies based on our quality of service.” From 2007 to 2010, CARCON worked with joint-venture partner Archer Western Contractors to perform construction management on the DART CM/GC I Green Line, which also included a reconstruction of part of the downtown rail line. Archer Western also utilized CARCON on the DART CM/GC III and the Northwest Rail Operating Facility. CARCON has been performing work for DART for more than 10 years, starting with a small miscellaneous construction contract. It has since built bus stations and operating facilities. CARCON completes projects in the public, private and government sectors. Most recently in September 2012, as part of a joint venture with Stacy and Witbeck, CARCON was awarded the first modern street car project in Texas – the City of Dallas Tiger Street Car. The streetcar will run south into the Dallas Oak Cliff area and connect to downtown Dallas. “We are proud to have a strong team of designers and looking forward to working with Stacy and Witbeck,” Acosta says. CARCON also is working at the DFW International Airport on an $800 million project as part of the joint venture team BARC (Balfour, Azteca, Russell and CARCON). As the 88 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Contents
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
Commercial
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Residential
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Sunshine-Invest/PlanificArq
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Civil
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Industrial
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
Institutional
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
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