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»SpawGlass completed the $13 million, 543-space Rio Grande Campus parking garage. SpawGlass History SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial general contractor founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass. The company is 100 percent employee-owned, with more than 370 owners ranging from field personnel to the president/CEO. The company has regional offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and South Texas. In addition to its general construction group, SpawGlass operates established business groups focusing on civil construction, senior living, campus housing and special projects customized to prolong the lifespan of buildings. Recent projects include: • Texas State Capitol Interior Restoration – Austin • Bright Football Complex, Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas • LakeHouse Spa and Pool Barn, Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin • McAllen Convention Center – McAllen, Texas • Querencia at Barton Creek Continuing Care Retirement Community – Austin • University of Houston-Downtown Commerce Street Building – Houston • Valero Corporate Headquarters – San Antonio • Zeller Building, Urschel Tower and Parking Garage, Cancer Therapy & Research Center – San Antonio Institutional | SPAWGLASS CONTRACTORS INC. – AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIO GRANDE CAMPUS PARKING GARAGE ‘Blue-Chip Client’ S pawGlass Contractors Inc. has earned the trust and respect of Austin Community College (ACC) in Austin, Texas, by constructing numerous high-quality facilities for the educational institution since 2000. The steadfast relationship led to ACC selecting SpawGlass to construct the $13 million, 191,000 square-feet, 543-space Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage on the college’s main campus. Having completed five garages in the past three years – and the project manager of the facility, Jeff Eubank, having completed two of those – the leadership team was more than capable of handling a project of this caliber. Before SpawGlass commenced construction on the Rio Grande Parking Garage in August 2008, the firm demolished an existing grocery AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SELECTS SPAWGLASS TO DELIVER AN EXTRAORDINARY PARKING FACILITY. SpawGlass Contractors Inc. – Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage www.spawglass.com • Location: Austin, Texas • Cost: $13.1 million • Scope: Seven-story parking garage “It’s truly an amazing structure.” –Jeff Eubank, project manager store on the site. Soon after, SpawGlass began construction of the garage. Originally designed as a six-story structure, ACC representatives decided five months into construction that the facility needed to be expanded by one level to accommodate the rapidly growing student body. “We understood that there was the possibility of an additional floor from the beginning, so we had somewhat prepared for the modification,” Eubank explains. “We originally planned as if we were going to construct a seven-story garage, so when funds were made available, it didn’t necessarily change our course.” Located three short blocks from the ACC campus, the Rio Grande Parking Garage has physical features to help it blend in with its surrounding residential area. “The garage is a little atypical as far as parking garages go,” Eubank explains. “The architect, Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek, had a vision to stray from the classic garage façade. We had a contract CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009
Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
Construction Today - December 2009