3 Feb

New Multi-Species Resource Building at TAMU

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TAMU MultiSpeciesTexas A&M University selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) to build a new Multi-Species Resource Building in College Station for the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The 19,900 square foot facility will house medium-sized animals in the one-story, pre-engineered metal building that will include multiple treatment rooms and a large surgical suite with two surgery rooms. The building will also provide dog kennels within several separate kennel bays along with areas for treatment, whelping, food preparation, imaging and ICU/sick recovery.

To achieve LEED certification, project components include building materials containing recycled content, LEED-compliant irrigation system, no composite wood and agrifiber products that contain added urea-formaldehyde resin, 10 percent of building materials are regionally manufactured, and low VOC content in adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings.

The building will feature brick veneer, pre-finished metal wall panels, split-face CMU wainscot, aluminum storefront entry system and standing seam pre-finished metal roofing panels. The facility will be equipped with an energy management system and laboratory control system for automatic temperature controls and an outdoor emergency/standby electric generating system with weatherproof housing.

The $5.7 million project is designed by PDG Architects. S&P will construct the facility on a six-acre site on Discovery Drive off Highway 60/University Drive. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2015. S&P currently has four projects underway on the campus.

4 Dec

S&P Completes Airtex Distribution Center

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Airtex_exterior_5Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) recently completed construction of the Airtex Distribution Center on West Airtex Boulevard in north Houston. The new facility will help to fill the need for additional Class A warehouse and distribution facilities on the city’s north side, particularly those with high clear heights. With its close proximity to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Interstate 45, the facility is ideally suited for warehousing and distribution functions.

This new $7.6 million industrial distribution facility features a 32-foot clear height and provides ample cubic feet for storage. With an office area on each corner of the building, the cross-dock facility offers the flexibility to accommodate up to four tenants.

The 226,000-square-foot building provides dock-high doors, grade-level access doors and high bay lighting. With 52 overhead doors and four large ramp entrance doors, the facility provides easy truck/trailer access to handle air and sea containers.

The state-of-the-art, Class-A warehouse industrial facility is built on a 14-acre site. Building features include concrete tilt-wall construction, 10’ drilled piers, 6” concrete slab foundation, TPO single-ply roof, and steel joists and trusses. Project work also included paving for the large parking and drive area as well as permitting, platting and site clearing.

Powers Brown Architects provided design and architectural services for project owner International Airport Centers, an owner, developer and manager of transportation-related cargo, warehouse distribution, and office complexes located near major airports throughout the United States. CBRE arranged the construction financing and will lease the property.

10 Nov

Allcare Medical Plaza Breaks Ground in Florida

Monday, November 10, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place here at 3:30 p.m. on November 10 to kick off construction of the new 18,500 square foot Allcare Medical Plaza at 5860 Ranch Lake Boulevard. Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh and project owners Drs. Matthew and Doris Nessetti of Allcare Medical Center spoke at the ceremony.

With Allcare’s business tripling in size over the past three years, the center needed to relocate to a larger space to accommodate its tremendous growth. Allcare Medical Center will occupy the building’s second floor and will offer family medicine, gynecology and behavior health services.

The new Class A two-story building is being built on the 1.5-acre site by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction’s Sarasota office. The $2.85 million project is designed by Zoller Associates Architects & Interior Designers of Sarasota. The facility will provide administrative and doctor’s consultation offices, mental health offices, exam rooms, nursing stations, procedure rooms, conference room, physical therapy clinic space, and urgent care-specific waiting area and clinician office.

7 Nov

S&B Modular Project Wins ABC Award

Friday, November 7, 2014

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) won the top award in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards, Light Industrial category for its work on the S & B Modular Operations Fabrication Facility.

The Excellence in Construction competition recognizes outstanding projects in several categories ranging from commercial and industrial construction to interior renovations and historical restorations. The award not only commends remarkable feats in the construction industry, but also the project’s safety record.

S&P constructed the 78,000 square foot S & B Modular Operations facility that fabricates and assembles modular components for industrial processing sites. The facility features a specially engineered metal building designed to accommodate the massive weights of the large custom-made components. More than 50 cranes, with capacities ranging from two tons to 50 tons, provide wall-to-wall coverage in the manufacturing bays. A unique feature of the project is the placement of 35 acres of roller-compacted concrete in only three weeks.

S&P managed the entire design-build project from concept to owner move-in, including all phases of the unconventional design approach and fast-track construction schedule. The $16.8 million project was completed in only nine months.

20 Oct

ENR Selects Two S&P Projects as 2014’s Best

Monday, October 20, 2014

ENR-Best-Projects-2014_logo_aSatterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) projects recently took top honors in two categories of Engineering News-Record’s Best 2014 Projects. S&P’s work on the Billy Earl Dade Middle School in Dallas was named Best K-12 Project, and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Hangar at Fort Hood was selected as the Best Airports/Transit project. The recognition comes against projects in the five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Dade Middle School, designed by Kell Munoz/KAI Texas, is a 200,000 square foot Dallas Independent School District facility on the south side of Dallas that was delivered in only 10 months. A remarkable achievement of this project is the timely completion of a school of this size and scope in such a very short time. The three-story facility is designed and constructed according to environmental standards developed by the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools. An unusual feature of the school is its geothermal heating and cooling system.

In the Airports/Transit category, S&P teamed with architectural and design firm RS&H to take the highest award. The UAS maintenance hangar at Fort Hood is a massive 200,000 square foot facility with 12 maintenance bays for the medium-altitude, long-endurance Gray Eagle aircraft. The design-build project was designed and constructed to meet LEED Silver certification and features high-efficiency building envelope, HVAC, lighting/electrical, and solar domestic hot water/plumbing systems.

4 Oct

S&P Completes New Micro Center Store

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Micro Center Houston - Interior 1Satterfield & Pontikes Construction recently completed construction of the new Micro Center electronics store in the Galleria/Bellaire area. The new 32,000 square foot store replaces its previous 610 West Loop store near San Felipe. The $6 million project was constructed on a 3.5-acre site and is part of a larger retail development.

The new store, which opened for business on October 16, includes a large showroom with 50 percent more floor space that offers 40,000 items and 350 computing devices on display. New and expanded departments include a Build Your Own PC section, 3-D printers, do-it-yourself components, and a new Knowledge Bar offering free walk-up tech support.

Powers Brown Architects provided design and architectural services. The building features concrete tilt-wall panel construction with exterior finishes of stone and masonry veneer, metal panels and opaque glass storefront. Project work was performed by S&P’s Houston Business Unit. Construction was completed in less than six months and was delivered ahead of schedule.

A unique feature of the project is the 90-foot “tower” rising through the roof that displays the LED-lit Micro Center sign that changes colors at night. Project work also included new parking/paving with 300 vehicle parking spaces, sidewalks, utilities and supporting site improvements.

1 Oct

Klein ISD Selects S&P as CMAR for HS #5

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Klein HS #5 EntryThe Klein Independent School District has selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction to build a 650,000 square foot high school in northwest Houston. PBK Architects will provide design and architectural services for the school, which could open in 2017.

High School #5 will be built on 83 acres at the corner of Cutten Road and Spring Cypress Road. The school will be able to accommodate up to 3,500 students.

Read more…

26 Sep

S&P Begins New Priests Home

Friday, September 26, 2014

Retired Priests Home groundbreaking 3The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held groundbreaking ceremonies on September 21 to kick off construction of its new residence for retired priests located at 2407 Holcombe Blvd. near Almeda Road in Houston. Numerous area citizens and dignitaries attended the event, along with representatives from contractor Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P), design firm EKLS Architecture, and program manager U.S. Builders. The Houston Business Unit of S&P will oversee construction of the 34,400-square-foot Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence. The new one-story facility will provide 24 living units, each with bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. S&P will also construct a central common building, which will provide a large living room, kitchen, dining room, administrative offices, chapel, theater and exercise room. The project also includes construction of a new parking area. The $7 million construction project is part of St. Dominic Village, Houston’s only Catholic retirement community.