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Texas Facilities Commission Presents "Golden Opportunities" For Commercial Construction Industry BY CATHERINE BEZMAN, AGC HOUSTON ADDRESSING AGC CONTRACTORS, Texas Facilities Commission Executive Director Harvey Hilderbran shed light on the $1.7 billion in state facilities projects being undertaken in Texas this budget year. A conservative and pro-business advocate, Hilderbran spoke before a packed room of AGC members at the Texas Building Branch Convention on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Hilderbran manages the commission's day-to-day operations and works with the appointed commissioners to administer the agency's statutory functions. Hilderbran's presentation focused on the passage of the 2016-17 budget, which contains $1.7 billion for the construction of state facilities. Many AGC members stand to benefit from the construction of new buildings and the repair of aging structures over the next two years. Hilderbran explained that the Texas Facilities Commission supports state government through strategic planning; the design, construction, maintenance, and leasing of state facilities; and the reallocation and/or disposal of state and federal surplus property. Under its umbrella are the Planning and Real Estate Management and the Facilities Design & Construction divisions. "Most of the Facilities Commission funding (via revenue bonds)-$983.6 million- has been set aside for construction of new state buildings," Hilderbran stated. In April, the agency unveiled its 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Plan. "The projects include two office buildings and two parking structures in the Capitol Complex ($509.9 million) with walkable underground utility tunnels ($71.3 million); an office building and parking structure in North Austin ($186.4 million); new Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters ($58 million); new facility and parking structure at the G.J. Sutton Building in San Antonio ($132 million); and a new parking garage for the Elias Ramirez Building in Houston ($26 million)." Many AGC members stand to benefit from the construction of new buildings and the repair of aging structures over the next two years. He stated that "if the Texas Facilities Commission were a private company, it would be the largest real estate company in the state. Historically, the commission has been leasing significant office space and spending a billion dollars in deferred maintenance." The conservative thing to do, "is to take care of what you own; and owning your own Existing Buildings Proposed Phase 1-3 Buildings Potential Future Buildings Capitol Complex Study Area Figure 2.1 Capitol Complex Plan - Proposed Phase 1-3 Buildings PROPOSED October 2015 Fall 2016 Figure 2.2 Capitol Complex Plan - Potential Future Buildings 2016 Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan Texas Facilities Commission Executive Summary 13 The Public Private Partnership (P3) Program will present "huge opportunities for general and specialty contractors," stated Texas Facilities Commission Executive Director Harvey Hilderbran. Pictured are AGC TBB Corbin Van Arsdale, TBB Executive Chairman Bill Peacock, Peacock General Contractors and Harvey Hilderbran. buildings are much less expensive than how much we are currently spending on leases," he emphasized. "Deferred maintenance is the absence of maintenance. A lot of state employees are currently housed in leased space. Austin is a very expensive place to lease commercial property. We need to move people out of expensive downtown space." The Planning & Real Estate Management Division's portfolio of leased and owned facilities totals more than 28 million square feet, which supports over 100 state agencies housing 62,600 employees throughout 283 Texas cities and towns. Hilderbran explained the principle services of the division, which include a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program that presents "huge opportunities for general and specialty contractors." Adopted in December 2015, the Public-Private Partnership Guidelines are designed to "aid in the private sector to provide a clear format to submit proposals and for a fair evaluation and selection process, according to state law," he stated. His advice to companies that are interested in doing business with the Texas Facilities Commission: "Visit our website www.tfc.state.tx.us - and come see us. We  hold vendor meetings where businesses can find out about the huge opportunities this agency provides. It's a golden opportunity for the commercial construction industry!" ■ 17 http://www.tfc.state.tx.us

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Fall 2016

From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Remembering Andrew Charles Robertson
A Success Story: Linbeck Tackles Restrictive Site Constraints at CityCentre Five
More than 14,600 Construction Workers Participate in Safety Stand-Down Demonstrations
Texas Facilities Commission Presents “Golden Opportunities” for Commercial Construction Industry
AGC Houston Members Win Outstanding Construction Awards at TBB Convention
AGC Houston Members Recognized at Texas Building Branch 2016 Convention
Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
AGC Houston Members Garner Safety Awards
AGC/AIA Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarships
TDIndustries Celebrates 70 Years
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - Remembering Andrew Charles Robertson
Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - A Success Story: Linbeck Tackles Restrictive Site Constraints at CityCentre Five
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - More than 14,600 Construction Workers Participate in Safety Stand-Down Demonstrations
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - Texas Facilities Commission Presents “Golden Opportunities” for Commercial Construction Industry
Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - AGC Houston Members Win Outstanding Construction Awards at TBB Convention
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - AGC Houston Members Recognized at Texas Building Branch 2016 Convention
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - AGC Houston Members Garner Safety Awards
Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - AGC/AIA Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarships
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - TDIndustries Celebrates 70 Years
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Cornerstone - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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