ARLINGTON, TEXAS - February 8, 2010 - Bob Moore Construction has received the 2009 Merit Award for Construction Excellence from TEXO, the north Texas chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and Associated Builders and Contractors.
The award was given for the Pioneer 360 Business Center in Arlington, Texas. This three-building, 1.16 million SF business park along State Highway 360 in Arlington is the largest LEED Gold Core and Shell Industrial project in the state of Texas. The project began with the demolition and asbestos abatement of the abandoned, 800,000 SF Festival Marketplace mall; more than 95% - 91,634 tons - of steel, concrete, asphalt, copper and aluminum coming from the mall were recycled rather than sent to landfill.
Pioneer 360 Business Center provides a dramatic skyline to SH 360. Buildings A (194,845 SF) and B (152,800 SF) are designed to support rear-load warehouse, office, showroom and flex tech operations for up to four independent tenants per building. The buildings feature a combined 96 loading dock bays and ribbon glass bands on the front walls, with two-tone paint finishing and stone facade entrances on the exterior. Building C is an 815,820 SF cross-dock distribution center designed to house one to six tenants. It is finished with a two-tone paint scheme, with more than 100 trailer storage spaces. Building C includes 158 loading dock bays.
Tilt-up construction played an important role in Pioneer 360 Business Center's success, LEED certification and ultimately, in winning the award. "The fact that this project was LEED Gold certified was a key reason why this project earned the Merit Award, and tilt-up construction played a fundamental role in our ability to achieve that certification," said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). "We were able to leverage the advantages of tilt-up construction to meet the project's aggressive schedule and qualify for LEED Gold. This was particularly valuable for us at Pioneer 360 Business Center project."
With this award, 2009 is the fifth consecutive year where Bob Moore Construction has received formal honors from industry organizations and publications. Previous awards have included AGC General Contractor of the Year, AGC Safety Director of the Year, Texas Building Branch / AGC Outstanding Construction Award, multiple AGC Summit and Merit Awards, Texas Construction Magazine's Best of Award, and TCA's certificates of recognition for superior safety performance.
"I take great pride in the fact that we have been able to assemble a series of awards over an extended period of time," said Mr. McGuire. "Any recognition for a specific project is something we appreciate. When we can point to a regular, consistent track record of excellence as recognized by the top organizations in our industry, I believe that goes beyond the particulars of the specific projects being honored. An extended record of honors and awards is speaks to the quality of our normal, day-to-day operations, our safety program and our company in general. One award is great; five years of award is a tradition, and one we're proud of."
A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the QUOIN / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. A leading proponent of jobsite safety, Bob Moore Construction was one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). GeneralContractor.com is the best source of information about the commercial construction company, its projects and more. The website is updated regularly with press releases, newsletters, completed project write-ups and construction articles.