Stream Recognized for Tallest Tilt-Wall Building in Texas

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The Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston awarded top honors to E.E. Reed Construction for its work at the Sierra Pines Phase II building.

The award, which recognizes remarkable feats in the construction industry as well as project safety records, was presented at the group’s 15th Annual Excellence in Construction Gala at the Wortham Theater recently.

The six-story tilt-wall building at 1575 Sawdust Road in The Woodlands is the tallest in Texas using the tilt-wall construction method.

In tilt-wall construction, the concrete is poured onsite into large panels that are hoisted into position to form the exterior walls. Tilt-wall construction is commonly used in industrial buildings and office buildings that have traditionally topped out at three stories.

In recent years, however, tilt-wall buildings have gotten taller and more popular for office construction. The designs use more glass and high-end finishes in the interior build-outs.

Sierra Pines Phase II totals 163,000 square feet and features high-end interior lobby with wood paneling, back-painted glass, structural glass entries, and stone flooring/walls and a 165,000-square-foot, four-story parking garage. The building is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.

The building was developed by Stream Realty and designed by Powers Brown Architecture.


By: Katherine Feser
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle