Brandt Receives Three 2024 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards

(DALLAS, TEXAS) – Brandt, A Southland Industries Company, is thrilled to announce its remarkable achievement of winning three 2024 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards. TEXO, the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), recognized Brandt’s excellence in construction and innovation. 

There were 86 total submissions in over 30 project categories. These awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the nation and were judged based on criteria such as difficulty in construction, unusual construction techniques, safety, and timeliness of completion. 

Lyndon B. Johnson Air Handling Unit Refurbishment Phase Two 

First Place in Specialty Contractor – Mechanical 1 


Over the past few years, Brandt performed prime mechanical and plumbing renovations at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a member of the Harris Health System. This 215 licensed-bed acute care hospital, located in Houston, offers a full range of medical services and was the first level three trauma center designated in Texas. Brandt was awarded this project after successfully completing phase one, where eight air handling units were refurbished.

About the Project 

We performed the mechanical refurbishment of nine existing dual duct air handling units (AHUs) on the fifth floor, penthouse mechanical room of this 430,000-square-foot hospital. Our scope of work involved demolishing the existing units down to their studs. From there, we installed new insulation, wall panels, floor panels, ceiling panels, fans, coils, etc. Essentially, our team built new AHUs in place. Additionally, all unit controls were upgraded to digital controls from the existing pneumatic system, giving the hospital more control over its AHU functionality. The upgraded HVAC systems provided by these refurbishments enhanced LBJ Hospital’s ability to serve its over 80,000 emergency patients annually. 

Learn more about our involvement in this project here.

Project Team:

  • Owner: Harris Health System

Project Details:

  • Start/Completion Dates: November 2022 – December 2023
  • Project Size: 430,000squarefeet
  • Brandt Role: Mechanical & Plumbing Services


Longhorn Data Center 

First Place in Specialty Contractor – Electrical 3 


Burns and McDonnell contracted Brandt to perform the electrical services for this 135,000-square-foot facility in Temple, Texas. Completed in October 2023, it consists of three data centers and mining halls equipped with house power, lighting, electrical, and emergency UPS rooms.

About the Project 

Brandt’s expertise with mission-critical projects allowed us to consider every detail to ensure the facility performs at its peak for years to come. Our scope of work included furnishing and installing electrical systems and owner-provided equipment. Although our team faced supply chain and manufacturing challenges, through precise project scheduling, immense coordination, and communication with other trades onsite, Brandt completed this project on time and within budget. 

Project Team:

  • Owner: Temple Green Data LLC
  • Contractor: Burns and McDonnell

Project Details:

  • Start/Completion Dates: January 2022October 2023
  • Project Size: 135,000squarefeet
  • Brandt Role: Electrical Services


The Hockaday School Athletic Facility  

First Place in Specialty Contractor – Electrical 1 


Brandt performed the electrical scope of work for The Hockaday School’s Athletic Facility in Dallas, Texas. Completed in August 2023, this facility spans over 34 acres and includes multiple single-story buildings and athletic fields  

About the Project 

Over the year of construction, we installed two new switchgear services and completed a total demolition and replacement. Furthermore, all underground conduits were installed as high-density polyethylene for each onsite facility. Additional scope of work included adding a scoreboard and multiple 65-foot-tall sports light poles spanning the acreage. As a majority underground scope-focused project, our Brandt team utilized a precise project schedule to navigate weather challenges and completed the project on time and within budget. This new facility will enhance student and attendee experiences at sporting events at the school. 

Project Team:

  • Owner: The Hockaday School

Project Details:

  • Start/Completion Dates: August 2022 – August 2023
  • Project Size: 34 acres
  • Brandt Role: Electrical Services