As we look back at the work we’ve done, the projects completed, and the impact we’ve had on improving lives and advancing the way the world builds, we have learned how the Bautex product, people and process have crystallized into an incredible tool. A tool ensuring the success of owners, architects, general contractors, builders and subcontractors by creating work and home environments that are healthy, safe, energy-efficient, resilient and set for the years to come.
The map below is the evidence! It shows the extent of the Bautex footprint and its impact on the construction industry here in Texas. We have worked with many architects, general contractors and subcontractors as they have confirmed that the benefits of Bautex innovative technology in the commercial construction industry does indeed Save Time with fewer construction steps and trades, Saves Money with fewer materials and less labor and Builds Better with energy-efficient, safe, healthy, comfortable and resilient buildings that stand the test of time.
Prominent Projects Completed
We’ve completed several notable projects over the years, such as the Sea Star Base in Galveston, Texas. The Bautex Wall System was used to construct two of the buildings on the Sea Star Base Galveston campus, including this 5‑story LEED® Platinum rated dormitory and event facility. Bautex was selected to replace concrete masonry for the exterior walls and many of the interior demising walls in order to speed up construction, reduce weight on the structure, provide maximum energy efficiency and storm safety and to reduce construction costs. As a testament to the resilience of this landmark building, the mayor of Galveston set up his emergency operations center on the fifth floor of SSBG during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Another notable project was the Bella Colinas Retail project in the Austin, Texas area. Noack-Little Architects and Neel Morton Office of Architecture partnered on this project to give KPG Commercial their second and third buildings using the Bautex Wall System. Bautex was selected to provide a more durable, and easy to maintain structure than metal framing, but one that was more cost-effective than concrete block or concrete tilt panel. The Bautex Wall System was able to meet the energy code requirements without additional work or materials which saved KPG time and money on the project.
TPWD Fish America Marine Development Center
A third important project was the TPWD Fish America Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Designing a fish hatching process building to withstand a caustic saltwater environment both inside and outside proved to be a significant challenge for Atkins. When the initial pre-cast insulated concrete wall and reinforced double-tee roof design came in significantly over budget, Atkins turned to Bautex to provide a more cost-effective solution. Our team recommended the Bautex Wall System along with a hollow-core concrete roof system with a direct-applied StuccoMax® wall finish on the exterior and on the interior of the industrial process areas. In the end, Texas Parks & Wildlife received a durable and abuse-resistant building that will give them years of worry-free service.
- Reduced construction costs that brought the project back into budget.
- Resilient and abuse-resistant construction to withstand the corrosive saltwater environments both inside and outside the building.
- Windstorm protection in an area with extreme wind exposure.
- Reduced maintenance costs from monolithic insulated concrete wall and roof systems with no exposed steel elements.
Based on what we’ve learned and how far we’ve come, we are very excited for what the new year has in store!
So, are you ready to get on board?