Marek - Austin won a an ABC Merit Award for Justin Walker's proect on St. David's Atrium. Composers of the binder presented for the award included Justin Walker and Amanda Marek. Ed Cheney was the head foreman on the project.
Our Awards Banquet for our employees this year was held at Ruth's Chris in downtown Austin. We would like to send out a huge thank you for all of the hard work and dedication our award recipients have shown.
Thursday, June 17, 2010, twenty-nine Marek Workforce Development mechanic level trainees participated in the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCCER) with twenty-three trainees passing the test. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, each WFD trainee will receive the NCCER’s appropriate credentials, a completion certificate, a nationally recognized certification card, official transcript, and the NCCER hard hat sticker.
The NCCER written assessment is a two-hour closed book examination.
The 6 AT&T Parking Garage was started on May 7, 2010, with awarding general contractor HC Beck. Running the project is HC Becks project manager, Kevin Newton and Superintendent Ronnie Salas along side Marek's Miguel Servin, Moises Sanchez Jr. and Tommy Weeks. The three story parking garage with 4" heavy gauge exterior framing and dens-glass behind Engineered stone panels and Aluminum panels. The interior 1 1/2" "Z" furring with rigid insulation and drywall on CMU walls.
On Tuesday, the 17th of April, MBS San Antonio hosted a group of Construction Science and Management Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio. The students are in a class titled "Estimating II."
MBS is a founding member of the CIAC (Construction Industry Advisory Council: for the CS&M program at UTSA. At a recent career fair, Professor Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi visted our booth that was attended by Stacy Gunderson, our WFD Corrdinator.
Marek Brothers will be participating in the BIM’s (Business Information Modeling) coordination of the project by creating a 3D model of the drywall scope of work before materials are put into place. Acting with the other trades, the project will be built three-dimensionally on computer in an effort to solve issues and drawing conflicts before they happen in the field.
UT Southwestern had a contest for the employees to come up with a new safety slogan. 61 employees from the project's construction trades entered the contest. With 4 categories, and 1 judge from each trade to determine the winners, and the winners would receive a girt card.