Project of the Year: 2006
Baylor College of Medicine Research Tower
Customer: Vision Products, Inc. Bob Gilbert (713) 847-7111
Location: Houston, Texas
Approximate Value: $100,000
Scope: Furnish only, FOB jobsite, stair treads.
Challenges: Customer was a high-end glass contractor whose recently departed employees had included treads in the scope of their railing system but did not fully understand a number of things, including the complexity of welding an unusually shaped tread directly to stringers. We worked out installable details, corrected errors in shop drawings we inherited, and worked carefully with our customer and the GC and architect. The GC provided us with field surveys of the real location of the steel, and we made some adjustments to those conditions. Another happy ending.
Architect: Lord, Aeck and Sargent
General Contractor: Vaughn Construction Company - Chris Ramon