Project Case Studies

Parkland Health & Hospital System
7 West Apheresis Treatment & Med
Secure Renovation
Jamail & Smith Construction has a history of providing superior construction services to Parkland Health and Hospital System. The 7 West Apheresis Treatment and Med Secure Unit project gave us the opportunity to renovate a wing of the hospital that had been unused for a period of time. The larger section of the wing required med secure functionality to confine and accommodate needs of the unit and its future patients. Converting the space’s function and designation from the existing standard – single and multi-patient rooms – to a med secure environment required special attention to anti-ligature hardware, finishes and applications. The kitchen space was remodeled into a patient treatment room and experimental laboratories were converted to conference rooms, a staff break area, office space and a new restroom. The project was a success finishing on time, within budget and to the complete satisfaction of the client.

Silver Spring at Forney Senior Living
Jamail & Smith Construction is the general contractor for the development of a 6.7-acre senior living facility in Forney, Texas. Silver Spring at Forney is a master planned community that covers approximately 1200 acres of land and features residential and retail development. This facility is the first project in the master plan to be constructed. The senior living community includes one amenity center and 12 single-story, apartment style senior residential buildings. There is a total of 80 fully-equipped, units with a mix of single and double occupancy, constructed of wood frame and masonry veneer with drywall interiors. Each unit contains fire alarms, phone and cable connections. The grounds of Silver Spring at Forney feature garden areas, gazebos, a swimming pool, dog runs, parking lots and security fencing with automated access gates. Jamail & Smith Construction paved concrete streets and sidewalks surrounding the development, as well as complete landscaping sprinkler installation throughout the property.

University of Texas at Austin
Solar Power System – J.J. Pickle
Research Campus
Jamail & Smith Construction installed a 322.08 kW photovoltaic solar system on the University of Texas at Austin’s Pickle Research Campus (PRC). Consisting of two arrays of solar panels, the photovoltaic system is the largest completed solar project at one location in Austin to date. Together, the systems total 322.08 kW, which is capable of producing 410,224 kWh a year. Jamail & Smith Construction and Texas Solar Power Company provided turn-key design, engineering, materials, delivery, installation, and commissioning of the two cost-effective and energy efficient solar energy systems. The photovoltaic systems were comprised of one 23.04 kW solar array over a newly constructed carport structure next to the Bureau of Economic Geology Administration building and another 299.040 kW, ground-mounted solar array in a field south of the Microelectronics & Engineering Research Center building. This project supported the university’s sustainability policy and efforts to maximize efficiency in its operations and services. With the new technology in place, the system will save 263 tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into our atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting 9,008 trees, effectively removing 58 cars from busy highways or providing electricity to 40.76 average US homes for a year.

City of Leander Fire Station No. 3
The City of Leander was in need of an additional fire administration, training and station for their growing community. Initially the 16,000-sq-ft project was designed and bid as a Design-Bid-Build project, but the cost exceeded the budget by $1.5MM. Instead of putting it on hold, the City re-procured the project using the Design Build method, and Jamail & Smith Construction was selected. We worked hand-in-hand with the owner to reduce the project cost, retain functional requirements and deliver the project within the original budget, while maintaining the aesthetics of the initial design. The fire station, located near the intersection of Sonny Drive and US 183, was situated next to the police station. It housed administrative offices and a learning center for public safety training. The facility included two vehicle bays, living quarters, a large kitchen, a common area, and a burn tower. We value engineered the project and implemented cost-saving solutions, shaving $1.5 million off of the original project cost. Modifications to the initial design included changes to the building envelope, site work, air conditioning, electrical system, plumbing and interior finishes. Despite more than a month of rain delays, Jamail & Smith was able to complete the project ahead of schedule.

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