Posts by :
To whom it may concern:
This is to bestow the total and complete satisfaction of the Hi-Tech Tilt Product.
We have had fantastic results with the system; we are now using the product on as many building applications possible. We attribute our company recent success and growth directly to the Hi-Tech Tilt System. Other advantages that I can support without doubt are as follows:
- Construction time from job to job has been reduced significantly – as little as 15% and as much as 30% depending on type and size of project.
- Significant savings with both labor and materials have also been achieved and that has allowed us to be very competitive.
- The product due to its lighter weight yet tilt-up appearance has provided the architectural flexibility that our designers always look for.
- The product has been builder friendly, allowing us to cut out retrofit openings where needed and flexible enough to make changes as we are building in some of the cases.
- We have also eliminated the need for pour strips in our foundations. This avoids bringing the site and foundation subcontractors back to simple monolithic pours.
- The big bonus is the metal studs in place to full heights; this allows us to run all utilities and insulate warehouse buildings cost effectively, providing an energy efficient building.
- “Hi-Tech Tilt” has answered many questions that always came to mind when I used traditional tilt-up methods, questions like: why so much rebar, why so much concrete, why so many embeds, why so large cranes, why so long before we can erect panels, etc.
These are just a few impacting features and advantage that “Hi-Tech Tilt” brings to the table to say the least.
John J. Valle
Park Avenue Construction, Ltd.
Por medio de la presente, nos permitimos recomendar ampliamente a la constructora Park Avenue y a su representante el Sr. John J. Valle y así mismo agradecerle todas las atenciones que tuvieron y siguen teniendo con nosotros, ya que actualmente estamos instalados en nuestra bodega, la cual cuenta con 161,293 pies cuadrados de almacén, como también oficinas que disponen de 13,900 pies cuadrados adicionales (distribuidas en tres niveles). Nuestra empresa, International Tradelink se siente orgullosa de ser propietaria, ser vanguardista, y haber participado con Park Avenue en este proyecto. Dicho proyecto se encuentra ubicado en 12013 General Milton Dr; En el parque Industrial Killiam, en la Ciudad de Laredo, Texas. El monto total de esta construcción fue de: $ 5,200,000.00 dlls
Siempre es agradable estrenar instalaciones nuevas, bien construidas con acabados finos y estar a la vanguardia, ya que fue construida con el sistema más innovador del momento “Hi-Tech™ Tilt” (muros de concreto con aislamiento), acompañado del pionero y líder de naves industriales marca Butler (dicha nave ya se ha comprobado en las tormentas recientes).
Consideramos que Park Avenue Construcción, es una empresa seria y confiable, a la cual le deseamos el mejor de los éxitos en sus futuros proyectos.
Lic. Mario Dominguez
Ing. Luis Hurtado
We would like to express our warm congratulation to you for your completion of the commercial and warehouse building for us. We are particularly delighted that by using the new technology you have completed the building within the six months, which met our tight schedule as expected. Now, our workforce has more open spaces, fresh and comfortable environment to work with. The facility and quality are remarkable. Our sincere thanks also express to your wife Raquel for her strenuous efforts in assisting us in interior decoration, which allowed us to expedite the completion of the project and resulted the early moving in to the newly built commercial and warehouse.
By this means I really appreciate and thank you for convincing me into using the Hi-Tech™ Tilt wall system on my new building. Since the beggining of the construction I was very satisfied and impressed by the considerable amount of time saving in constructing the building. I would also like to mention to you that I’ve received many compliments on the building; I think that my building as well as Reinhardt’s building has had a positive impact on the commercial surrounding being brought up-on Jacaman Road. Once again I would really like to thank you for your support in advising me during the construction.
Jose Manuel Valdez
This is to inform you that The Laredo National Bank is satisfied with the full and partial outcome (since two of them are in different construction stages) of the projects we have financed using the Hi-Tech™ Tilt Wall System. Our loan customers, whose projects have or are in the process of being finished with this system, appear to be satisfied with their project’s time and process. Additionally, the product that you have introduced to our market area appears to be cost effective and customers welcome the apparent savings when compared to the conventional tilt wall. The inside wall insulation factor also appears to play an attractive role in their decision making.
May this letter serve not only to congratulate you but also to recognize you for such a fine commercial building that you built for us. We were and continue to be impressed by the Hi-Tech™ construction system and Butler Roofing System used in the construction of our building. TO this date we continue to receive compliments on our building. Besides the quality of the building your availability during and after construction was greatly appreciated.
I sincerely believe we were able to sell our units so quickly because of the new building technology used and over all quality of the construction.
I am looking forward to working with you on our next contruction endeavor.
This is a letter which explains my complete satisfaction of the building solution which was used in our Reinhardt Plaza building and one in which I can recommend your company with amplitude.
Although, the metal building and other uncontrolled factors put a hamper on our construction schedule, it has been your wall panel (Hi-Tech™ Tilt) which saved the day. I’m pleased to say that the overall project is of great quality, we have received so many compliments on the design and quality of the building, and “that” I believe is added value. I know that our building is 90% complete at this time but with anticipation and no hesitation my general point of view is “thumbs up”.
On a different note we are negotiating some acreage in the active South side of town area and hopefully we’ll be discussing another design built project very soon.
Once again we believe that the Butler Building together with your new Panel system has been a winning combination for us.
We have just successfully used the Hi-Tech Tilt system in the construction of a 4-story self-storage facility in Forth Worth, Texas. Being our first experience with the system, we were amazed at just how easily the system met our needs and exceeded our expectations. Having an extensive background in conventional tilt wall applications, I was amazed at how fast the product went up, saving us a lot of time, and letting construction of the interior commence much faster. As you well know, time is money.
We have now decided to use this system on our upcoming projects, and look forward to carrying forward the success we enjoyed on the first project we used this system. We have delivered an excellent product to an enthusiastic customer, and as a company who prides itself on customer service, I can and do strongly recommend the Hi-Tech Tilt system to anyone building projects of all shapes and sizes. We are excited about the future of this system.
Vice President – Operations
Director of Design
The following information was taken from the San Antonio Business Journal on the following page:
SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL
THE ESSENTIAL BUSINESS TOOL
From the June 17, 2005 print edition
Real Estate Roundup
‘High Tech Tilt’ will be part of planned N. Side retail project
Tricia Lynn Silva
A new retail center in the works on the city’s far North Side will be boasting more than retail tenants; it also will showcase a new construction process.
Encino Commons Pavilion will be an 8,400-square-foot retail building; the project is part of a larger, mixed-use development called Encino Commons — which spans 155 acres at U.S. Highway 281 North and Evans Road .
Pavilion marks the second retail building for Encino Commons, says Michael E. Reyna, who is the president of locally based TC Austin Properties , which is developing the community. Last fall, Encino Commons Market brought about 20,000 square feet of retail tenants to the large-scale project.
Pavilion, says Reyna, will allow his firm to get more retail tenants along Highway 281; the building will sit at the southeast corner of Highway 281 and Encino Commons Boulevard , a new thoroughfare that will essentially run down the center of Encino Commons. In addition, Pavilion will enable Reyna to use a new construction process in San Antonio called High Tech Tilt.
Unlike traditional tilt-up walls, which are about six to eight inches thick with concrete, the High Tech Tilt wall consists of a two-inch-thick layer of concrete; the system then integrates interior metal studs, explains Jaime Medina, the managing partner behind local firm Park Avenue Construction Inc. of San Antonio.
The process makes for a lighter wall — eliminating the need for heavy cranes, which in turn results in a 40 percent reduction in the time it takes to erect such a structure. Also unlike traditional tilt-wall methods, in which an interior wall with metal studs is then constructed to accommodate the wiring, plumbing and other building systems, the High Tech Tilt walls already have the metal studs in place. Interior finish out can begin immediately — thus reducing labor costs for the construction process, Medina adds.
The process has become popular in Laredo , which is the headquarters of Park Avenue Construction Inc. — the parent company for Park Avenue of S.A.
“It’s a fantastic new system,” says Reyna, who is a limited partner in Park Avenue of S.A.
“This concept is spreading around town like crazy,” adds Medina , whose firm is finishing up work on The Arbor at Thousand Oaks , a new retail center located off of Thousand Oaks Drive in North Central San Antonio. Park Avenue of S.A. was one of the subcontractors for the center — bringing its High Tech Tilt walls to the project. Medina adds that the parent firm holds a patent for this construction process in Texas and Mexico .
As for the tenants…
Pavilion will consist of some service-oriented tenants, including a vitamin store, nail salon, coffee shop and bakery — venues that will be of great use for the neighborhoods surrounding the project.
The prime retail component of Encino Commons will be a 250,000-square-foot retail center called The Heights at Encino Commons. TC Austin’s Reyna expects that the center will include at least one anchor of 50,000 square feet and several junior anchors that would range in size from 20,000 to 30,000 square feet.
While he declined to divulge specific details, Reyna says that TC Austin is presently in talks with several potential retailers for The Heights. Long-term plans call for creating an upscale, fashion complex that will target the lifestyle of the high-end households that lie in close proximity to The Heights. TC Austin is also pursuing deals with a couple of restaurants that would be new to the market, Reyna adds.
TC Austin is developing Encino Commons in partnership with Laredo-based firm Alfra Development. In addition to the retail components of the project, TC Austin and Alfra also plan to build a townhome community within Encino Commons called The Village, and an office-condominium piece known as The Park.
Los Angeles-based homebuilder KB Home recently announced that work is under way at three San Antonio communities to add amenity centers to the developments. Each of these centers will include a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, barbecue grills, playscapes and other features to create a place for families to gather with nearby friends and neighbors.
Amenity centers are currently under development in the following KB Home subdivisions: Fox Grove, which is located off Highway 281 and Evans Road in North Central San Antonio; and the Northwest Side communities of Stage Run, located off of Interstate Highway 10 and Boerne Stage Road; and Bridgewood, which is located off of Loop 1604 and Shaenfield Road . They are scheduled for completion in early 2006.