Alston Construction is committed to improving the construction experience for our clients, based on what we’ve learned as well was what we continue to learn. When we’re involved early and throughout construction, we make sure what we deliver aligns with what our owners expect. Park 249 and HOU7 are a perfect example of this.
Our team broke ground on Park 249 in July 2019. We started the contract as a 816, 920 SF speculative business park, but shortly after we began pouring the 4-building park’s slabs, Amazon purchased one of the four buildings to be built out for their HOU7 project. HOU7 is an XLFC facility, which is designed to manage the logistics of larger products (i.e. mattress, bicycles, generators, big box fans, etc). With quick change management, communication, and collaboration, our team successfully completed both projects on time and within budget.
While planning for the project, our team discovered that the Park 249 project site had an active natural gas pipeline running down the middle. The natural gas line ran to a bunker that controlled all of the gas lines for Southeast Texas, so it required a lot of planning and preemptive meetings with the local energy company to successfully not strike those lines. Not only was this site a risk from underground, but the site was also a risk above ground. Park 249 Business Park was part of a flight path for air medical transport, and the refueling station was adjacent to the site. Our team held meetings with the flight director to understand their flight path patterns along with presenting our plans to their teams, so we could ensure there would be no collisions.