UT Robert B. Rowling Hall Project Earns Silver Step Safety Award

Friday, June 10, 2016

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The new Robert B. Rowling Hall, an academic building for the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, broke ground in 2014 and recently received an OFPC Silver Step Award for the outstanding safety standards that have been practiced at the jobsite over the last 6 months. In celebration, project management, site workers, and many individuals from DPR Construction, the general contractor for the project, were invited to a special ceremony at the AT&T Conference Center. The facility will be home to the school's MBA graduate program administration, along with career services, research labs, and other classrooms exclusively for graduate students.

The brand new 203,032-sq-ft academic building will feature a variety of products from subcontractor and exterior façade installer, ProCLAD, Inc, who worked with architects Jacobs Engineering Group and Ennead to give this extensive project a unique edge. The facility will be constructed in a horseshoe shape and will incorporate skylights on both the ground and roof levels, which will feature plate steel panels. Additionally, glass window wall and approximately 25,000-sq-ft of terracotta will wrap around the west and south elevations of the building, allowing for an open and inviting atmosphere. ProCLAD is providing materials from all over the world to give the new building an elaborate layout. The structure will furthermore feature 50,000-sq-ft of curtainwall, interior elevators completely comprised of a structural glass wall, and 14,000-sq-ft of extruded sunshades wrapping the entirety of the building.