Black Forest Ventures Jet Center/Galaxy FBO – Conroe, Texas
Submitted by E.E. Reed Construction LP, Sugar Land, Texas
The original 2012 design for the Galaxy FBO was to be structural steel, heavy gauge stud, and metal panel. Then cost realities became clear, and E.E. Reed worked with JGJ Architects to come up with a three-story, tilt-up structure and skin. The tilt-up redesign saved the developer almost $500,000 and remains functional and durable while retaining the original aesthetic. The project, which includes a third level restaurant, required almost 70-foot-tall tilt-up panels, which very few cranes in the area were able to manage.