Tarrant County Civil Courts Tops Out Ahead of Schedule

Fort Worth, TX , July 1, 2013 ─ Yates Construction and our joint venture partner recently celebrated the Topping Out of the Tarrant County Civil Courts building in Fort Worth, Texas. This 235,000 SF downtown project consists of an asymmetrical scheme featuring six-levels, a public plaza, and 14 court rooms. The facility mirrors the architecture of other historical buildings downtown, using Texas and regional materials, natural stones, and bricks. The original baseline schedule allowed for 54 weeks from Notice-to-Proceed (NTP) to building Top Out to include excavations, piles, soil retention, below grade MEP, and the concrete structure. The roof slab Top Out was achieved ahead of schedule and exactly one year from NTP. Substantial completion of the Civil Courts building is scheduled for December 2014 and this project is pursuing LEED® Silver Certification.