January 21, 2019
Houston, TX, January 21, 2019 – Brookfield Properties recently announced that they have partnered with Construction Career Collaborative or C3, to make the planned redevelopment of Houston Center a C3 Project.
The four-building, 4.2 million square foot, five-block-long, 9.5-acre LEED Gold mixed-use development in downtown Houston was acquired by Brookfield in 2017.
“We welcome Brookfield as a C3 Owner and know that their dedication to providing a construction team of safe, skilled craft workers will ensure the type of finished office, retail space and streetscape that Brookfield brings to its tenants across the country and around the globe,” said C3 Executive Director, Chuck Gremillion.
The Brookfield redevelopment team includes the architecture firm, Gensler, and contractor, D.E. Harvey Builders, both companies that are actively involved in the C3 initiative. Brookfield is committed to use the C3 process on this major project that includes the redevelopment of 3 high-rise office towers and a 16-story office building, entertainment and retail spaces, major outdoor spaces and the redevelopment of a major streetscape that will enhance the pedestrian possibilities on the campus in downtown Houston.
By partnering with C3, Brookfield has committed that all construction craft workers on the project are OSHA safety trained, are W2 employees, not independent subcontractors, who are paid by the hour and eligible to earn overtime pay. These craft workers will also be provided with on-going safety training during the project’s construction, which is scheduled to begin in February of 2019, and they will be protected by workers compensation insurance in the event of an injury while working on the project.
Brookfield joins 10 owners and 350 contractors and specialty contractors who are committed to creating a sustainable workforce in Houston. To date, there have been 29 C3 Projects with a total construction value exceeding $2.1 billion in construction value.
About C3 – The Construction Career collaborative is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit alliance of owners, general contractors, specialty contractors, construction industry trade organizations and design professionals dedicated to creating a safe, skilled and sustainable construction craft workforce in the Houston Region.