The team enjoyed getting to connect with other small business contractors and subcontractors across the U.S. to learn more about the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's upcoming projects for 2019 at their annual Industry Day event. Thank you to the district’s staff for the in-depth overview of 2019 initiatives and insight into the contracting process. #Networking #SmallBusiness #Galveston #USACE ... See MoreSee Less
Project Spotlight: Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (BHSET) Disaster Recovery
Within days of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, Zero/Six was on-site to begin evaluating 16 buildings across all three of BHSET’s Beaumont, Orange, and Silsbee campuses. During our post-disaster building assessments, the hospital system was not in operation, having to evacuate almost 200 patients after the local water supply failed because of flooding from the hurricane. Read more - bit.ly/2K6ZLCe... See MoreSee Less
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (BHSET) are community-owned, not-for-profit facilities located in an area known as the golden triangle of East Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange). BHSET fac...
Check out the article, "Stucco Control Joint Research Project" by our Strategic Partner Tim Rogan in Walls & Ceilings Magazine. Read more - lnkd.in/gvQNaG8? #continuingeducation #research ... See MoreSee Less
It seems perplexing that since the control joint was invented by Raymond Clark in 1955, there have never been large-scale tests of the function and movement when subjected to shrinkage or thermal vari...
The results are in for our long-term study of a 1200-square-foot stucco mock-up in Galveston, TX. The purpose of study was to document the differences in performance of stucco systems where the lath was cut behind control joints vs. continuous lath. In the report, we share our process of discovery and how theories were verified and myths dispelled after conducting extensive performance testing that could likely impact future codes related to stucco installation. Thank you to our partners Tim Rogan, Z6 Commissioning, LLC, and Chad Dupee. Check out the results here - lnkd.in/erf4Y-A. #PerformanceAssurance #LaboratoryTesting #StuccoInstallation ... See MoreSee Less
Many interesting and important building envelope issues were discussed in the educational seminars at the recent RCI, Inc. International Convention and Trade Show in Houston this March. We were especially inspired by the presentation on roof drainage design, roof collapses, and the related codes. Check out our article, “Lessons Learned at RCI: Roofing Instability” by Jef Tay Bishop, P.E. regarding these issues and how they prove especially relevant for consultants. Read more - bit.ly/2M0aDQq #ContinuingEducation #EnvelopeArchitecture #RoofDesign #BuildingCodes ... See MoreSee Less
Lessons Learned at RCI: Ponding Instability - Many interesting and important building envelope issues were discussed in the educational seminars at the recent RCI International Convention and Trade Sh...
In this issue: A Message from Our CEO: Celebrating 15 Years At-A-Glance: A Snapshot of Zero/Six Projects Lessons Learned at RCI: Ponding Instability Disaster Recovery: Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Out & About: On the Move with the Zero/Six Team Zero/Six Employment Opportunities ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our affiliate company WH Coltzer International (WHCI) for being chosen as the project management firm for disaster recovery services at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (BHSET). WHCI has been awarded a three-year, single-award IDIQ contract to provide program management services for planning, design and construction of 16 buildings across all three of BHSET’s Beaumont, Orange, and Silsbee campuses. #doingsacredworkeveryday #wecanbuildit ... See MoreSee Less
An option for some of you land lovers!Zero/Six Consulting is seeking an experienced North Houston Team Leader for our new Woodlands Area office. The successful candidate will be responsible for project oversight, including on-site inspections, resolving technical issues, client management, and client deliverables. We offer competitive pay, benefits, team building activities, continued education and more! Apply here: bit.ly/2m9xufO... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six Consulting is seeking an experienced North Houston Team Leader for our new Woodlands Area office. The successful candidate will be responsible for project oversight, including on-site inspections, resolving technical issues, client management, and client deliverables. We offer competitive pay, benefits, team building activities, continued education and more! Apply here: bit.ly/2m9xufO... See MoreSee Less
Site Visit! The Zero/Six crew is on-site to perform a complete forensic study and assessment of all existing roof sections on UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio's Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Building to determine the source of reported water infiltration. The investigation includes a roof inspection as well as diagnostic water testing per AAMA 501.2. The four-story, 145,440-square-foot building was designed to support world-class research and teaching in science and engineering and includes 87 faculty offices, 36 laboratories, five classrooms and collaborative study areas. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #RoofAssessment #EnvelopeArchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
Site visit! The crew was on-site at the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus Academic Building Phase Two project to observe water infiltration testing (ASTM E1105) conducted by Z6 Commissioning, LLC to validate compliance with project specifications. The two-story, 38,000-square-foot building will provide a striking addition to the entrance of the campus and support and enhance student learning experiences with a large multipurpose space, smaller seminar rooms, business center and campus bookstore. Zero/Six’s scope of work encompass a variety of envelope services throughout the design, construction and commissioning phases, including drawing review at three stages, submittal review, QA/QC inspections throughout the construction of the building envelope, and performance testing of fenestrations and roofing systems. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #EnvelopeArchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six is still hiring across the state of Texas and beyond. We are a small, family focused company that is blessed with great projects for even better clients. If you are one of the BEST Architects...
Zero/Six is still hiring across the state of Texas and beyond. We are a small, family focused company that is blessed with great projects for even better clients. If you are one of the BEST Architects, Engineers, Energy Specialists, Envelope Consultants, or Project Managers consider joining our family! ... See MoreSee Less
We had a great time getting to connect with other small business contractors and subcontractors across Houston yesterday to learn more about Port Houston's upcoming construction and design capital improvement projects. Thank you to Director of Project & Construction Management Roger Hoh, P.E. for the in-depth overview of 2018 infrastructure initiatives. #PortHOU #smallbiz #projectmanagement ... See MoreSee Less
We’re hiring! Zero/Six is seeking experienced Building Envelope Consultants for regions throughout Texas to work on unique projects in a wide variety of markets from design through project completion. Our consultants will be responsible for projects which will include an on-site presence, resolving technical issues, client management, and client deliverables. Zero/Six’s consultants are not only self-starters, but team players who also mentor junior staff. Read about our latest job opening here - bit.ly/2m9xufO #TeamZ6 #EnvelopeArchitecture #WeKeeptheOutsideOut ... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six Consulting had a great time connecting with other industry professionals and presenting at BEC Houston’s April Symposium to discuss Building Enclosure Commissioning. Thank you to everyone who attended; it was a great conversation with various disciplines across the AEC industry #BECx #BuildingEnvelope #PerformanceTesting #ContinuingEducation #IECC2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Join us for BEC Houston's April 2018 Symposium on Building Envelope Commissioning this Friday at the Amegy Tower in the Galleria. Zero/Six President Billy Coltzer will discuss laboratory and field testing standards, requirements, and procedures for the building enclosure. You will receive 3 hours of CEUs with breakfast and lunch provided! Register here - bit.ly/2HLsIAo
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss laboratory mock-up types, the testing standards that apply and the resulting benefit to the building envelope design and overall commissioning process. 2. Explain subsequent field testing requirements, standards and procedures undertaken to verify end product performance. 3. Understand how commissioning language in project manuals needs to coordinate with the laboratory and field testing requirements typically found in the project manual. 4. Understand the difference between the commissioning process of the past versus the movement towards “whole building commissioning”; and how LEED v4 and the 2015 IECC will influence the commissioning process moving forward. ... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six is conducting final QA/QC inspections for UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Academic Building in Brownsville to ensure the expected life cycle of the building is met or exceeded and maintained for a longer lasting investment. The three story, 102,500-square-feet building will house general academics, music instruction and recitals, math and language labs, science teaching labs, student study/meeting space and classrooms equipped for online teaching. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #Inspections ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the Zero/Six team, Hung Phan! Mr. Phan joined our team this month as a Senior Designer / 3D Specialist and we want to give him a warm welcome! He brings over 25 years of experience with Building Information Modeling, advanced rendering techniques, isometric piping design, and structural design practices. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston. ... See MoreSee Less
To accommodate one of the most popular majors on campus, The University of Texas at Tyler Soules College of Business Building will feature student meeting places, classrooms and specialized experimental labs, as well as faculty offices, a courtyard, specialized landscaping and a second floor terrace. The four-story, 140,000-square-foot building is slated for completion in June. During the design phase, the team conducted drawing reviews at three stages (100% DD, 50% CD, and 100% CD), as well as submittal and RFI reviews. Throughout the construction of the building envelope, Zero/Six is providing QA/QC inspections and overseeing performance testing of fenestrations and roofing systems, conducted by Z6 Commissioning, LLC, to validate compliance with project specifications and industry standards. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #QualityControl ... See MoreSee Less
Last week, the Zero/Six team enjoyed a private tour organized by CSI Houston of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. The Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston and used as a 15 million gallon water reservoir until the early 2000s. An irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007. The historically and architecturally significant site has been reopened to house temporary art installations. #HoustonHistory #UndergroundBeauty #Architecture ... See MoreSee Less