Isla Blanca Park sits at the very southernmost tip of South Padre Island, Texas, less than 10 miles from where the Rio Grande River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The park is the most popular park destination in Cameron County with over one million visitors per year. Isla Blanca is a perennial“Top 10 Texas Beach,” according to USA Today. The Dolphin Cove multi-purpose building and pavilion were designed to host theater art, music, school and band concert events for the area.
Dolphin Cove, an Event Center for Cameron County, was Phase 1 in a multi-year renovation and expansion program for Isla Blanca Park. It began construction in 2018 and was completed in early 2019. Phase II was completed in late 2019 and included two projects, P. J. Lerma and Sandpiper, both pavilions with concession and restroom facilities.
The Bautex Wall System was selected for all of the exterior walls of the building, with the exception of the large glass sections at the front and the two open pavilions of P. J. Lerma and Sandpiper. Bautex was also used on several interior walls of Dolphin Cove to provide additional structural capacity for the building. The walls were coated with the Bautex Air and Moisture Barrier, finished with StuccoMax Exterior Wall Finish and then painted.
In this video, Jesse Gonzales, the sub-contractor who installed the Bautex Wall System on the Isla Blanca Park projects, talks about the value that Bautex brought to these projects: its simplicity, its time savings and the value of our technical and construction support.
Bautex proved to be the most cost-effective and fastest way to build the Isla Blanca Projects, considering the harsh coastal environments and the county’s desire for a long service life. Specifying Bautex simplified the architectural design and allowed the structural engineer to fully rely on the wall system to achieve the loadings required for the project. Dolphin Cove was the first building, but it has been joined by P. J. Lerma and Sandpiper in the Isla Blanca Park system that are utilizing the Bautex Wall System.
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