Holiday Power Shut Down

Stephen F. Austin Building Electrical Utility Upgrades On Wednesday, November 25 at noon, the electrical power to the Stephen F. Austin Building will be shut down. Austin Electric crews and Texas Facility Commission contractors and staff will be switching over from the old power supply systems to a totally new electrical vault with state-of-the-art technology. This new electrical system has been designed to support the new Central Utility Plant (Phase I) and the future power demands of Phases II and [...]

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Traffic Disruptions November 20, 2020

Lane closures on MLK Blvd. – Be careful traveling eastbound on MLK Bvd. through the rest of the month, as there will be various lane closures. MLK Blvd. between Congress Avenue and Brazos will only have one eastbound open lane. San Jacinto and 17th Street – The left lane of San Jacinto will be closed from the Central Services Building parking lot, through the intersection of 17th Street to the front door of Scholz Garten from now through November 26th [...]

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Game Day Traffic and Parking November 20, 2020

The University of Texas will host Iowa State on Friday, November 27 UT Game Day Public Parking will be open at select State parking garages. Overnight parking and tailgating are not permissible and tailgating before and after the game is prohibited. Closed: STATE GARAGE R for UT Issued Alumni Parking Permits Only. ALL spaces in State Garage R, located at 1706 San Jacinto Blvd., are temporarily leased to the University of Texas for Football Home Games. ALL spaces are utilized for parking [...]

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Celebrating Construction Workers

In September during national Construction Safety Week 2020, crews everywhere across the U.S., including at the Capitol Complex, recognized and shared construction safety best practices. At 1801 Congress Avenue, Construction Manager Flintco took time to celebrate the dedication of the hundreds of crewmembers on-site with a “topping out” event following the completion of the parking garage as the project transitioned to the construction of the office floors for the 14-story George H.W. Bush Building. Bonus tracks: Click here to [...]

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[Podcast] Teamwork and Project Coordination Among Competitors

The Texas Facilities Commission and all our business partners have been tasked to keep this massive project on schedule and on budget. To accomplish this enormous undertaking requires teamwork, coordination and communications among all the packages, the prime contractors, their projects managers and subcontractors. This is the topic of a recent Flintco Forward podcast, where the engineer, architects and project managers for the 1801 Congress building discuss how competitors communicate and coordinate for the success of the project. https://flintco.com/podcasts/texas-capitol-complex-update-george-h-w-bush-building-at-1801-congress-avenue/ 

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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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Construction Progress Report November 10, 2020

Package 1 – The Excavation The excavation for the underground parking has been completed. (General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction) Package 2 – Utility Relocation Over 20 utilities systems were rerouted, improved or required new installations to support the transformation of the Capitol Complex. An important campus improvement has been a new electrical vault and switching system in the Stephen F. Austin Building. This upgrade includes the full renovation of the Austin Energy Electrical Vault and an upgraded power supply equipment to support the [...]

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Construction Traffic Updates November 10, 2020

SAFETY ALERT: Slow down on MLK Blvd. between Lavaca and Trinity Lane Closures on MLK Blvd. in front of the Museums: An east bound lane of MLK Blvd. from Colorado to Brazos Street (in front of the Bullock and Blanton Museums) will be closed for the duration of the Capitol Complex construction project. This lane will be used as a construction loading zone for the underground parking garages. Watch out for heavy equipment and construction vehicles entering and exiting the [...]

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Game Day Traffic and Parking November 10, 2020

Last UT Home Game 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/tailgating is not permissible and tailgating before/after the game is prohibited. To comply with COVID-19 pandemic special event orders and recommendations for outdoor gatherings, TFC [...]

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Pedestrian Update November 10, 2020

Walking Routes Look for red pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six foot A-frame signs have a map and a QR code for easier access to the campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado – both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the Blanton Café or the Bullock Museum Congress (at the Bullock Museum) [...]

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