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ACC Highland Mall Phase 2 Renovation underway

PESC is excited to announce our involvement in the Austin Community College phase II Renovation of the original 1970 Highland Mall (411,000 sf, 2-story, steel-framed building).  What was once a struggling retail space, will serve as a facility for general academic use, student support, and administrative uses for Austin Community College. Proposed construction involves interior renovation of the existing structure, including partial demolition of the existing composite steel frame and replacement with new composite steel, conventionally reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete structure; modification of the exterior facade; and a new roof system.   

Joelle Rosentswieg, P.E. celebrates 20 year milestone with PESC!

In May of 2017, PESC celebrated Joelle Rosentswieg’s 20 year anniversary.  Joelle serves as both Vice President and Senior Engineer, and we are honored to have her on our team. Thank you for the past twenty years of service, and we look forward to many more!

IH35/US 183 Direct Connector Project underway

P.E. Structural is pleased to announce our involvement in the IH-35 at US 183 Direct Connectors Project! The project spans from I-35 at Rundberg Lane to US 290 East and will improve connectivity between IH-35 and US 183. Work will include the construction of 3 new direct connectors, the replacement of the St. Johns Avenue Bridge, intersection bypass lanes, extended entrance and exit lanes, and mainlane, frontage road, ramp, and shoulder improvements. PESC is designing  the new flyover from US 183 northbound to IH-35 northbound. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2017. You can read more about… read more

Emily Berver, P.E. celebrates 10 years with PESC

On May 1, 2016, we celebrate Emily Berver’s 10-year milestone as part of our PESC family! Thank you, Emily, for ten years and counting of contributions to the firm! We look forward to many, many more!!

PESC Beautification Day

The P.E. Structural Team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day (and a scheduled power outage!) by going green and beautifying the office property. We had a great time and are so proud of our work!

PESC Visits the Circuit of the Americas

The PESC team visited the Circuit of the Americas for a unique tour.  Thanks to SEI for presenting this opportunity to learn about the numerous structural and architectural systems that were involved in the design and construction of Austin’s landmark F1 track!

PESC on successful Bergstrom Expressway Design-Build Team

PESC is pleased to be part of the Colorado River Constructors team for this 8-mile Expressway on 183 between US290 and SH71. The Bergstrom Expressway project for CTRMA includes 3 new tolled lanes in each direction, 2 improved non-tolled lanes in each direction, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. PESC is designing 3 pedestrian bridges and 13 vehicular bridges.

Terry Cano-Arroyo, PE celebrates 15 years with PESC!

PESC is proud to recognize Terry Cano-Arroyo’s 15 years of service to the company.  Her technical expertise and thoroughness are to be commended.  Thanks for all of your hard work through the years! To see Terry’s full bio, click here!

Austin Central Library-Largest Mass Concrete Pour in Austin History!

“On Friday, May 9, 2014, contractors began pouring over 10,400 cubic yards of concrete over a 24-hour period to form the foundation of the New Central Library. The mat slab is approximately 200 ’x 200’ and is 5’-6” thick and has 1,433 tons of reinforcing steel. The placement of the mat slab is a significant milestone in construction, and heralds the beginning of vertical construction. The placement of the mat slab involved the non-stop delivery of concrete by more than 1,000 trucks. The planning to get to this point has been an exceptional example of the teamwork that continues to… read more

LEED Gold Rating for EMS Station Number 33

EMS Station Number 33 has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council which rated the project LEED Gold. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Read more about the EMS Station No. 33 here!

PESC Celebrates 20 Years

P.E Structural Consultants, Inc. is proud to announce our 20th Anniversary! We are grateful to all of our clients, colleagues and friends with whom we have collaborated on so many exciting projects over the past two decades. We look forward to many more!

PESC recognizes Joelle Rosentswieg, PE for 15 year anniversary!

Joelle joined PESC in 1997 – the first employee – and has been a major part of the team since.  She is now a Senior Engineer and Project Manager.  PESC is proud to celebrate this milestone with Joelle and appreciates her hard work and dedication! For Joelle’s full bio, click here!

President Lisa Carter Powell, P.E. Induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni

President Lisa Carter Powell, P.E. is pleased and honored to announce her induction on October 21, 2010 into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni established by the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering’s Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department to recognize the professional achievements and contributions of its graduates. For Lisa’s full bio, click here!

LEED Gold Rating for Gus Garcia Recreation Center

The Gus Garcia Recreation Center has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council which rated the project LEED Gold. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

Lost Pines Outdoor Chapel receives 3 Design Awards

The innovation and aesthetics of the Lost Pines Chapel garnered 3 awards.  We are proud to have been part of this unique project! 2008 Wood Design Award (Canadian Wood Council) 2008 Texas Society of Architects Design Award 2009 AIA Austin Design Award Read more about the Lost Pines Outdoor Chapel here!

LEED Silver Rating for ARCH

Austin Resource Center for the Homless (ARCH) has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council which rated the project LEED Silver. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.  Because of its high flyash content and lack of construction waste, the concrete tilt-up frame system greatly contributed to successfully meeting the green construction goals. To learn more about the project, please click here!

Austin City Hall Receives 2 Awards – 2008

PESC is proud of our structural design of the new Austin City Hall. The project received First Place in the Intensive Institutional Category of the Green Roof Awards of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. The awarding agency is a rapidly growing non-profit industry association working to promote the industry throughout North America. On January 16, Austin City Hall also received the 2008 Notable Project Featured in Architype Review. To learn more about this project, click here!

PESC and Datum Receive Finalist Award for Austin City Hall

On October 13, 2007, Datum Engineers, Inc., in association with P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc., received the 2007 Finalist Project Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. The award was presented for Excellence in Structural Engineering for New Buildings – $30 Million to $100 Million.

LEED Gold Rating for Austin City Hall

Austin City Hall has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council which rated the project LEED Gold. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. PESC contributed to the design team’s sustainable design efforts by using a high flyash concrete mix for the entire building structure.  Additional LEED credits were earned for structural innovation and reduced construction waste.

PESC and Austin City Hall Receive Award

In August, PESC received the 18th Biennial Design Award from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). The awards were presented for achievement and capabilities in the design and construction of reinforced concrete.

Award for Austin City Hall

Austin City Hall received an award from Texas Construction Magazine for the Best Public Building Project of 2005! Texas Construction Magazine is a group of monthly newspapers covering the construction industry in the major metropolitan areas of Texas. To read more about Austin City Hall, click here!

ARCH makes Top Ten Green Projects list!

On March 25, the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) released their list of Top Ten Green Projects, and PESC is pleased to announce their inclusion of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless project. The AIA COTE works to “advance design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design.” Read more about the award here: http://www.aiatopten.org/node/164  

ARCH Project Awards – 2004

P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc. is proud to announce the awards earned by the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH).  It is a pleasure to have our work and the effort of the entire design and construction team recognized! On June 1, the Downtown Austin Alliance presented the Public Projects Impact Award. The Downtown Austin Alliance is committed to preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of Downtown Austin. They collaborate with property owners, residents, business owners, community organizations and government officials to advance the collective vision for the future of Downtown. On June 21, the AIA Austin Chapter awarded the Merit… read more