Project Notes

  • Facility Type
    Applied Engineering Laboratory

  • Location
    Houston, TX

  • Size
    22,400 SF

MI SWACO Overview

  • The second-floor addition was built on top of the existing building without ever vacating employees from the first floor, nor shutting down daily operations.
  • Foundation and first floor structural framing was originally built to support a five-story building.
  • Due to site limitations, north side precast panels were placed over the top from the opposite side of the structure.
  • Existing exterior walls were precast concrete panels with a "one-off" pattern constructed in 1982. We found the original precast supplier who still owned the mold used for this existing building in 1982 and perfectly match the 24-year-old custom exterior façade.
  • Additional features included mud training rooms, welding area, machine shop area, testing area and computer laboratory on the second floor.

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Special Projects include ground-up projects, interior build-outs, renovations, expansions, structural repairs, specialty foundations, site upgrades, and more. No matter the size or complexity of the project, KDW's Special Projects Team brings a level of time/cost efficiency that is unmatched.

KDW has been a true partner to our business since 2013. From small projects, complicated projects, to the largest projects in our business, KDW has been our single resource for success in the growth of our facilities. Their team brings vision, integrity, teamwork, and a true partnership to every aspect of our relationship. KDW is our single source for our development and contractor needs in all of Texas.

Bill Ader

Capital Projects Manager

Oldcastle Infrastructure, Inc.

KDW has worked with us on two of our facilities, and we have been more than pleased both times. Their expertise in building for companies in the manufacturing industry resulted in facilities that were optimized for our purposes, resulting in smart layouts and highly-efficient spaces. When it comes to customer service, KDW has been affordable, personable, and timely. We highly recommend KDW for your company’s design/building projects.

BAUER Equipment America

KDW was the best choice for our Design-Build we could ever make. From early on, they guided us through this enormous process of defining and designing the perfect building for our needs. Their expertise and experience makes it easy to make the necessary decisions to get the job done and deliver on time the best results possible – the perfect building to grow our business!

Florian Schiller

MAN Diesel

The work and craftsmanship executed by the KDW team is truly inspiring and remarkable.They have a way of making what seems nearly impossible, possible and turning your dream into a reality. Their ability to adapt and meet strict deadlines will astonish you. They were an integral part to the true success of our construction phase and allowed us to become the Premier Water Park in Austin.

Ty Weitzel

General Manager

Typhoon Texas - Austin

We could not have picked a better partner, to help us in establishing a productive plant in SW Houston. KDW met with us several times, to develop an understanding of our needs. Once understood, they incorporated our proven program with their local knowledge of Municipality, available Materials, Sub Contractors, and other Project Management Guidance.

Kent Keebler

Project Manager

LKQ Corporation

Throughout the different phases of construction, one thing impressed us the most was your focus in honoring your commitments. Secondly, The art of making a very complex project simple is a concept you have gracefully mastered.  We not only made the right choice with KDW we found a new partner.

Evan Barnett

General Manager

Typhoon Texas

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