Brandt Companies Honored with TEXO Distinguished Building Award
(DALLAS, TEXAS), January, 25, 2016 – The Brandt Companies, LLC won the prestigious TEXO Distinguished Building Award for its 2015 Chiller Capacity Upgrade at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, Texas in the under $5 million category. TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Brandt was the main contractor and performed all mechanical and electrical work to expand the chilled water capacity at the TWU central plant. The complex project included installation of a new 1,500-ton chiller and 1,000-ton cooling tower cell to the existing plant in such a way that did not disrupt operations and chilled water service to the TWU campus. Additionally, Brandt was responsible for the structural work that included extending the foundation and steel framing for cooling tower support and a new retaining wall adjacent to the area.
“The project was a significant undertaking,” said Steve Hayes, senior vice president at Brandt. “It involved not only expanding TWU’s chilled water system but also upgrading structural electrical systems as well. We greatly appreciate that TWU entrusted us with such an important project, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.”
The TEXO Distinguished Building Award recognizes the skill, commitment and passion that TEXO members have for construction and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the nation.
TEXO received over 70 submissions competing for 27 building and specialty categories. The winning submissions were featured at the annual Association gala on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
Brandt, the largest mechanical electrical and plumbing services provider in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Waco, Houston and Austin, designs, builds, services and retrofits energy-efficient building systems. For more than 55 years, the company has helped forward-thinking business leaders design and build facilities that are energy efficient, environmentally sensitive and cost effective. Brandt brings together more than 1,000 highly-trained technicians, top caliber craftsmen, engineers and renowned technology experts to help clients develop strategic solutions for buildings and campuses with minimal facility downtime and maximum productivity.