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New High-Rise Residential Tower In Austin, TX

General contractor JE Dunn tapped into Berg’s high-rise and local expertise early on during the conceptual budgeting phase of the Seven Apartment high-rise facility (previously called 7th & Rio).  This provided an invaluable exchange of information and ideas between JE Dunn and Berg, allowing for timely budget updates that were in sync with the project’s progression.

Working with the design team of architect Rhode: Partners and electrical engineer EN-Incorporated, Bergelectric was also able to recommend carious options and pricing components for light fixtures in both the parking structure and apartment units of the $39.7 – million development.

With a zero-lot-line site and urban location, logistics were a primary challenge for the 388,000-sf construction. In addition to busing crews to the job site, Berg prefabricated many of the repeated elements and brought materials to the site for “just-in-time” delivery to offset limited storage space.

Rising 24-stories into the Austin skyline, Bergelectric’s scope of work included electrical infrastructure, fire-alarm system and raceways for telecommunications and data that keeps tenants of the 220 units plugged in to the latest technologies. Berg’s use of the Trimble Total Station to target rough-in locations for conduit and feeder conduit with pin-point accuracy in the decks played a huge role in the contractor’s ability to proceed with confidence.  Once completed in 2014, Seven RIO became a beacon to the up-and-coming West Sixth Street District and a shining star supporting both the growing jobs and population in Austin’s downtown.

 

Size
24-Stories

Electrical Construction Cost
$4.4 Million

Duration
January 2013 – August 2015

Delivery Method
Design-Bid-Build

Other Team Members
JE Dunn Construction
Rhode Partners
EN-Incorporated

Berg Regional Office
Austin

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