Robertson Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in the City of Houston. It dates back to the early 1940’s when it was built as a playing field for Houston’s high schools. During the mid-nineties, the University of Houston, located adjacent to the stadium, acquired the property for its’ athletic program. Having existed for at least fifty years, the stadium was in dire need of renovation and modernization.
The University of Houston System contracted with Brian Smith Construction Inspection, Inc. in February 1999 to provide professional quality construction inspection services for the construction phase of the project. The project was $6 million dollars. The following changes and renovations were made:
- The field was lowered 10’ giving fans a better view of the field.
- An increase in seating capacity from 20,000 to 32,000.
- The addition of a $1.5 million scoreboard to the south end zone.
- The addition of a state of-the-art sound system.
Our services as they related to construction inspection were:
- On–site inspection of the materials, structures, equipment, and workmanship used by the construction contractor to insure that the project was constructed in compliance with the
- Providing daily on-site observation of the progress and quality of the construction work.
- Inspecting and observing the construction contractor’s activities on a daily basis to verify that the work complied with drawings and specifications.
Tracking the progress of the work in order to minimize delays and to prevent deviations from the construction documents.
Keeping the Project Manager informed as to the compliance or non-compliance with the drawings, plans, and specifications.
- Project Value: $6 million
- Virgil L. Gay Jr., AIA
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