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Texas Facilities Commission 2020 Owner of the Year Award from ENR Texas & Louisiana

Engineering News-Record (ENR) is a leading news outlet for the construction industry across the country. Each year ENR identifies and honors building owners with large-scale construction projects in the region. A panel of construction industry experts from around the country judge the projects using criteria such as the quality of design, construction craftsmanship, safety, innovation, project management, and teamwork. It is a great honor to be recognized by peers in the construction industry. The success of this project reflects [...]

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Neighborhood News November 10, 2020

Shop the Bullock Museum’s Annual Expanded Holiday Sale! Save 20% on all items in-store and online for two weeks November 27 through December 13. Bullock Museum members will save an additional 10% – 15% in addition to the 20% holiday sale discount. Shop our brand new selection of ornaments, jewelry, ceramics, and Texas- themed gifts for everyone on your list. Admission to the Museum is not required to shop onsite. Not a member? Join today to start saving! https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/get-involved/membership Proceeds from [...]

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The Texas Capitol Complex, Reimagined

Listen to the second installment of Flintco Forward’s focused look at the Texas Capitol Complex project. Host Tyler Kern spoke with three of Page architects working on the project, Lawrence W. Speck, Senior Principal, Paul Bielamowicz, Principal Senior Project Manager, and Ryan Losch, Senior Associate, Urban Designer. The goal of the new Texas Capitol Complex is multi-fold. It will celebrate the State capitol and house state employees in more state office space than ever before. It will also create well-defined civic spaces for various events and [...]

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Neighborhood News September 17, 2020

UT Home Games Schedule October 3 – Texas vs. TCU @ TBA October 24 – Texas vs. Baylor @ TBA November 7 – Texas vs. West Virginia @ TBA November 27 (Friday) – Texas vs. Iowa State @ TBA UT Game Day Public Parking Game day public parking will be open at select State parking garages A, B, E, G, Q and Lots 12 and 19. Public parking locations are pay upon entry and open Saturdays based on posted game times. Friday night parking and tailgating [...]

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Construction Business Opportunities with TFC

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) has several construction, renovation and maintenance projects planned and in progress. To learn more about construction business opportunities with TFC, we invite you to meet (virtually) and network with some of our Prime Contractors in a new weekly webinar series. Reserve your seat for this special business webinar series to explore contracting opportunities: June 30 – JE Dunn Construction July 7 – White Construction July 14 – Vaughn Construction July 21 – Balfour Beatty Construction July 28 – Flintco [...]

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Neighborhood News June 29, 2020

Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed. Museum staff are carefully planning for a future reopening that is safe, welcoming and provides an enjoyable experience. Meanwhile, make plans to join one of their online programs. Visit the Museum online at: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit and explore the museum via their website at: https://blantonmuseum.org/ Moody Center – on the UT Campus The construction of the Moody Center will affect the traffic patterns in the MLK Blvd. [...]

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While you have been away . . .

There is less traffic in the Capitol Complex since the pandemic “stay at home” orders were issued last month. Almost 90% of state employees are working from home. Field technicians, operations, security and support personnel, and other essential workers are the only ones working inside State buildings. Outside, the construction of the Texas Capitol Complex continues moving forward. As you may recall, the Texas Capitol Complex construction project consists of six concurrent construction projects carefully planned so all will be [...]

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Reopening the State of Texas

Last week Governor Abbott announced the “Open Texas” initiative and which specific types of businesses could reopen if they followed specific health guidelines and wanted to resume business now. The Texas Department of State Health Services has published recommended health safety protocols for businesses by industry, as well as for individuals, customers, and employees returning to work. These can be found online at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx Repopulating the Complex The Open Texas initiative allows for opening office buildings at only 25% occupancy on [...]

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Neighborhood News May 11, 2020

Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed as staff plan carefully for a future reopening. Meanwhile, make plans to join “TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: TEXAS HISTORY AND THE CIVIL WAR” an online program. The next livestreams will be on May 12 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. A Museum Educator will lead the online programs. Read how to join the livestream programs here. Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit the museum website for updates. Moody Center – on the [...]

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