SpawGlass wins big for PA work at ABC Excellence in Construction Gala

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston awarded SpawGlass the first place ICE Award for Excellence in Construction in the Historical Restoration category and the overall 2015 Best of Houston Award for the Port Arthur Savings Renovation project at the 15th annual Excellence in Construction Gala.

The project team consisted of Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation, the owner; SpawGlass, the general contractor; and Haddon+Cowan Architects Collaborative, LLC, the architect. These awards commend remarkable feats in the construction industry as well as the project’s safety record.

Over the years, the Port Arthur Savings building was severely damaged by severe weather, including hurricanes. After an extensive renovation, the 19,544-square-foot, three-level building for City of Port Arthur now houses the Port Arthur EDC and Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, with lease space for future tenants.

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During design and construction of this Texas Historical Commission project, efforts were implemented to preserve the decorative stone, plaster, stairs and window frames.

The building, which was constructed around 1930, was brought up to ADA standards with an additional set of stairs, elevator and parking lot with ADA parking and ramps. The renovation also included roofing, facade work, and the installation of fire suppression, alarm and data systems.