Archive for April, 2009

Manhattan project earns top green accolade

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) has named Energy Center I and II, constructed by Manhattan Construction Co., as the 2009 Green Project Landmark Award winner. This award is the organization’s top recognition for sustainable construction.  Manhattan Construction, built the project for client, Trammell Crow Co.

Located within Houston’s Energy Corridor, the 644,000 square foot Energy Center I and II project included two 13-story structures and an eight-story parking garage. A few sustainable building techniques for this project included optimizing the HVAC systems, adding high performance glass, using low-VOC materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures and non-chemical, pulsed-power system to treat condenser water.

Energy Center I has earned LEED Silver certification and Energy Center II is LEED Registered seeking LEED Gold certification.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

Watch Manhattan Build the Dallas Cowboys Stadium on the Science Channel’s “Build it Bigger”

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

DALLAS, Texas – Be the first to preview the NFL’s largest venue – the Dallas Cowboys Stadium – on the Science Channel’s “Build it Bigger” on Monday, April 20 at 10 p.m. (EST). The three million square foot stadium is being constructed by Manhattan Construction Company.

In the first episode of this season of “Build It Bigger,” Danny Forster – host and professional architect – visits the site of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium.  Featuring interviews with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and building team professionals, viewers are immersed in what is quickly being lauded as the biggest, boldest, most groundbreaking stadium in America.

The stadium features 80,000 seats, the largest and longest retractable roof ever constructed, the largest operable glass door in the world and two 180-foot-long HD video screens.

“Build it Bigger” puts viewers at the center of massive engineering projects from the manufacturing and fabrication of building materials to the multifaceted, meticulous process of putting the materials together in one complete structure.