Texas Facilities Commission Names Balfour Beatty Construction Manager Agent on $581M State of Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan Phase One
AUSTIN, TX Balfour Beatty has been selected by the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) as the construction manager-agent (CMA) for the first phase of the $581 million State of Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan. The project is divided into six packages: excavations, utility relocations, central utility plant tunnels, two new office buildings, a new underground parking garage, and the Texas mall.
In its role as CMA, Balfour Beatty will advise TFC on different facets of the construction processplanning, design, procurement, construction and commissioningto provide standardized technical and management expertise on each of the six packages. This includes coordinating the contracting and procurement of design and construction firms, creating and managing scopes of work, setting and managing project schedules and budgets, and effectively optimizing the chosen design and construction firms' skills and talents.
In addition, Balfour Beatty will advise on safety, technology, quality assurance and quality control related to the project. The implementation of these management activities turns the planning, design and construction process into one that maximizes TFC's control over the entire project, adding predictability to the project from the start of programming to completion of construction.
Phase One of the State of Texas Capitol Master Plan includes two new office buildings and five levels of underground parking, which will be the base of a new, pedestrian-oriented Texas Mall. This tree-lined promenade will be located on Congress Avenue between 16th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and will serve as the northern gateway to the Capitol Complex with public green space for tourism, events and festivals.
Page was selected as the master architect and Cobb, Fendley & Associates was selected as the site services engineer. The relocation of state agencies and staff into the new buildings is estimated to begin in late 2021.