Archive for January, 2010

College Campuses Stimulate Construction Boom in Texas

Texas’ public universities are in the midst of a construction boom because of surging enrollments, increasing interest in university health facilities and revenue flowing to some as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Ike.

Large university construction projects have major impacts on local areas. Contractors benefit, jobs are created and revenue flows into the local economy. The university construction boom has been, and will continue to be, a very positive thing for Texas.

A significant portion of the growth over the next five to 10 years will be in the construction of university medical facilities. The University of Texas has numerous projects in the pipeline, including a full medical school, and Texas A&M University is committed to a medical school as well.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is expected to construct a $50 million to $60 million basic science building within the next three to four years to accommodate a larger class of medical students. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is just under way on projects to rehabilitate the campus after devastation caused by Hurricane Ike. Approximately $667 million in repair work was recently contracted out and that number is expected to exceed $1 billion over the next four to five years.

CMC Construction Services Participates in Extreme Makeover Home Edition!

I got to go out to the job site yesterday and I made a video of all the pictures I took.  See if you can spot me in my purple hardhat!

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Day1-3

Volunteers Heading to the Beach Family Home

Demo Day

Day 3

CMC Construction Services Sponsors ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for Ike Effected Family

CMC Construction Services (CMC CS), headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today that they are a contributing sponsor of ABC’s hit Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) for an upcoming build in the Houston/Galveston area. The family and location will be announced January 7, 2010 with the show airing in the spring.

CMC CS’ Texas City branch will supply the reinforcing bar and various concrete accessories. Bob Baxter, Branch Manager said, “We’re excited to be a part of this project and support a family from within our community.” CMC CS is contributing to the energy-efficient home by supplying American made rebar that is manufactured with more than 95% recycled scrap steel.

For more information about this Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build, visit the website of the primary sponsor of this build at

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

University of South Florida Visual and Performing Arts Center

Tampa, Florida

Skanska is working on a $36-million, 103,536-sq-ft Visual and Performing Arts Center at the University of South Florida. This project includes facilities to for educating approximately 400 music majors, as well as adequate specialized space to facilitate the unique performance needs in educating artists/musicians.

Tilt-Con is serving as the concrete subcontractor on the 127-panel tilt-up building. Steve Butler (61) supplied the complete rental and CRP package on this project. MevaLite, braces, helical anchors and column forms were rented while NS Grout, lumber, wire mesh and other accessories were sold on the job.

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