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This afternoon, we hosted a client reception to celebrate the expansion of our Austin office. We welcomed our local clients, family, and friends to give thanks for their support and our mutual success together.


Construction is nearing completion on the LockTite Storage Expansion near Dripping Springs, Texas. Hollingsworth Pack is providing structural engineering services to Yellowstone Contracting for the addition of (6) new single-story self-storage buildings totalling 70,000 square feet, and site retaining walls required for construction on this highly sloped lot.


Construction has been completed for the office expansion of Hollingsworth Pack Austin. With the addition of MEP engineering services and the growth of structural and civil engineering services locally over the past year, we have doubled the square footage of our existing office.


Construction has been completed on the Ridge at Ramsey Ranch shell building in Dripping Springs, Texas. Hollingsworth Pack provided structural engineering services for Enviroplan Architects and Fromberg Construction.


Hollingsworth Pack has completed construction documents for the adaptive re-use of an existing 25,000 square foot warehouse in South Austin. The scope of work included a new 9-bay clerestory roof, a new interior loading dock and courtyard, and upgrade of the existing electrical and water services. Our Austin office is providing full-service Structural, Civil and MEP Engineering services. The building was designed using Revit 2017 aiding internal coordination and allowing integration into the architectural BIM model.


This week, Hollingsworth Pack co-sponsored charity events for both CBRE Cares and the Structural Engineers Association of Texas Austin Chapter (SEAoT).  The CBRE Cares Charity Golf Bash was held at TopGolf and benefited CASA of Travis County, Explore Austin, 100 Club of Central Texas, R.O.C.K. Ride, Austin Wildlife Rescue, Austin Community Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Austin. The 2nd annual charity trivia night for SEAoT was held at Hops and Grain Brewery and benefited Habitat for Humanity Austin and the SEAoT Austin scholarship fund.


Construction has been completed for Hank's in Windsor Park, Austin. Structural and Civil engineering services were provided for the adaptive re-use of a grocery store into a restaurant + bar + coffee shop. Structural scope included a conversion of the building lateral system from masonry infill walls to a concrete moment frame allowing a significant area of new architectural window openings. Civil scope included a new water tap to upgrade the building with fire sprinklers.


Hollingsworth Pack is pleased to announce the addition of MEP engineering services to the firm. Mr Buckley Parks, PE and Mr. Brian Hockman, PE have joined our Austin office as lead electrical engineer and lead mechanical engineer, respectively. They bring a combined 26-years of experience to our team, and both have worked with the Hollingsworth Pack team as sub-consultants on multi-discipline projects over the past 5-years. Our Austin office now offers a full suite of structural, civil and MEP engineering design services to our regional clients in Texas.


Together with EKJ Consulting Engineers, Hollingsworth Pack will provide a structural evaluation of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs properties in Mexico, following the 19 September earthquake.


Structural work is nearing completion for the Phase I concrete tilt-wall retail buildings at the Belterra Village Shopping Center in Dripping Springs. Three wood-framed restaurant buildings are in various stages of construction, located closest to Highway 290.


On June 1, Justice Minister Marou Amadou received from the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Niamey, Niger, Mr. Phillip Nelson  the new Niamey Prison solicitation documents, prepared by the Hollingsworth Pack design team.


The Coordinator for the US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Mr. Mark Bent, and Mdme Bibata Boubacar Adamou, Secretary General of the Nigerien Bureau of Prisons were in attendance.




Tilt-wall construction of the Belterra Village shopping center in Dripping Springs is currently in-progress. Hollingsworth Pack is the project structural engineer of record, providing support to Nelsen Partners and Endeavor Real Estate Group.



Dave Dunkman, PE of Hollingsworth Pack Austin gave a presentation today at the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute Structures Congress in Denver, speaking about the firm's experience and structural design challenges on the Fort Liberte Prison project in Haiti. Chris Hewitt and Scott Hollingsworth served as co-authors on the paper, peer-reviewed and published through ASCE (link).



Hollingsworth Pack has recently completed construction administration and structural engineering of (3) buildings in Cedar Park, Texas. The buildings are part of the Cross Creek Market and Presidio developments.


Hollingsworth Pack Austin has completed schematic design of an existing dormitory building at the Thule Air Base in Greenland. We are providing seismic analysis and design for a retrofit of the existing steel framed structure constructed in 1960 per ASCE 41, and designing a new building addition. Aside from its high wind and seismic loading, the project site presents unique challenges including design of shallow foundations bearing into permafrost.


The dedication of the Ft. Liberté Prison took place on Wednesday 24th of August. The project was funded by the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Hollingsworth Pack Austin provided structural engineering services with support from Dr. Richard Klingner, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin for schematic design and detailing.


Hollingsworth Pack has been awarded the structural engineering for Belterra Village, a planned commercial development located west of Austin by Endeavor Real Estate Group. We are supporting local architecture firm Nelsen Partners on (13) planned retail, office and restaurant buildings totaling over 145,000 square feet.


Hollingsworth Pack has been awarded the structural engineering for Phase I of Lantana Place, a planned 325,000 square foot mixed-use development located in southwest Austin by Stratus Properties, Inc. We are supporting local architecture firm Enviroplan, and starting work on a parking garage, pedestrian bridge, and the surrounding retail buildings.


Hollingsworth Pack is providing design and engineering services to Dockworks LLC, to develop a new temporary pedestrian bridge for the upcoming PGA TOUR event at the Austin Country Club.


Hollingsworth Pack has completed civil and structural engineering design and construction administration for Phase One of the Buda Mill & Grain Co. development, a planned adaptive reuse of the historic facility constructed in 1914. Services include stormwater drainage design for 9-acres, parking and grading layout for 2-acres, utility extensions for new city sewer and water mains through the site, and structural engineering for (3) building renovations. We are currently working on structural engineering design for (3) additional buildings.


Hollingsworth Pack has issued structural engineering plans and calculations for a new steel and wood-framed animal hospital to be located in Cedar Park, Texas. The building was designed using Revit Structure 2016 allowing integration into the 3D architectural BIM model.


Hollingsworth Pack is pleased to announce a new team member in our Austin office: Mr. Ahmed El Seweify, EIT. Mr. Seweify joins us with (2) years experience performing civil land development projects with AutoCAD Civil 3D, and many years of construction management experience. He will work on civil land development and structural engineering projects in the greater Austin area.


Hollingsworth Pack has been selected to design the new community commissariat in Terrier Rouge, a small town in northern Haiti.  The Austin office will provide structural engineering design services. Design of three other Haitian commissariats in Vivy Michel, Martissant, and St. Marc were previously performed, with construction completed this year. These projects are part of the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs efforts for reconstruction in Haiti following the 2010 Earthquake.



Hollingsworth Pack has been selected to improve security conditions at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention facility (CDC) in Gaborone, Botswana. The Austin office will provide structural engineering and forced-entry protection design. The award for architecture and engineering services has been made under a 5 year framework agreement with the Atlanta based organization.



In March, Hollingsworth Pack was awarded a structural engineering contract with Villa Park Architecture for the condition assessment and renovation of a 73,000 square foot retail building in Universal City, Texas. We have completed construction documents for the facade renovation, and are currently working on interior modifications for the future tenants. UPDATE: The project has been nominated for a 2016 Outstanding Construction Award by the Associated General Contractors of America.



Hollingsworth Pack is pleased to announce a new team member in our Austin office: Mr. Steve Robinson. Mr. Robinson has over 17 years of experience performing CAD for structural projects in the Austin area, including many years of BIM design experience in Revit.  As a new team member, he will lead the office's CAD production for structural projects.


Hollingsworth Pack is pleased to announce a new team member in our Austin office, Mr. Alex Latham, EIT. Mr. Latham joins us with a background in environmental engineering from TCEQ (The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), and will be working primarily on civil and environmental engineering projects in the greater Austin area.


Hollingsworth Pack is pleased to announce the advancement Mr. Christopher Hewitt, PE, to that of Associate Partner.

Mr. Hewitt is a licensed structural & professional engineer, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has lived in Austin for over 30 years. In the position of Associate Partner, he is responsible for leadership of the firms structural engineering design projects around the world. Locally in the Austin office, Mr. Hewitt is responsible for leadership of structural and civil engineering design projects, and oversight of construction management services.


Hollingsworth Pack has been awarded an extension through 2015 to their IDIQ contract with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, NM for Civil and Environmental Engineering Support Services. Currently, we are providing engineering and construction management oversight for the Mud Canyon Sewer Main Extension project, providing approx. 12 miles of new sanitary sewer service for the Mescalero Apache Indian tribe.

Mud Canyon Sewer Extension works.


In January, Hollingsworth Pack was awarded a multi-year A/E contract with the U.S. Department of State for design of law enforcement infrastructure in Haiti. The Austin office of Hollingsworth Pack led by Mr. Chris Hewitt, P.E. is performing the structural engineering services, and has thus-far completed construction documents for a prison compound in Ft. Liberte, schematic design and oversight for (3) police stations and (2) prisons, and performed a condition assessment of the National Police Academy. Professor Ellen Rathje, Ph.D, P.E. from the University of Texas is providing contract support for the local geotechnical work based upon her research in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Construction of mat foundations for the Saint Marc police station.

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