We at Alpha (and even our families) play “Where is Alpha” when driving those Texas roads. Whether it’s one of our drill rigs or our field trucks, that burgundy Alpha “A” is easy to spot. This sighting was in a town that sits in the middle of the state called Brady, Texas – or as the folks in Brady like to call themselves, “The Heart of Texas”. Alpha was drilling borings as part of a geotechnical investigation for an expansion and renovation of McDonald’s. Alpha has performed services for McDonald’s on over 120 projects across the state, from Austin to Corpus to Laredo to The Heart of Texas!
In construction, its tradition to have a topping-off ceremony when projects reach their structural peak or final height. The topping- off is typically marked by signing the last beam, ribbon-cuttings, and even hoisting a tree to the top! Alpha Testing’s Phil Johnson and Emily Keller partook in the beam signing tradition for Ryan Company’s Waterfront project in Austin, TX. Alpha was entrusted with the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing for Phase I, which encompassed two 5-story office buildings and a 7-story parking garage. The last beam might be in place, but our work is far from done! Follow our Facebook page for project updates.
Alpha’s President, Brian Powell and Chairman, Jim Hillhouse “took aim at hunger” on April 27 at the Christian Community Action (CCA) Sporting Clay Shoot. Alberto Flores and Jacob Wadlington also joined the group as volunteers for the day. Alpha was a sponsor for the event which included 13 stations, a raffle, and BBQ for fuel. The clay shoot raised funds to benefit CCA’s mission to alleviate suffering, bring hope, and change lives. CCA has served the DFW area for over 43 years, providing food and crisis management and relief services. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about this nonprofit organization, visit their website.
We did it again – and we did it better! Alpha Testing ranked #308 on the 2017 ENR Top 500 Design Firms. That’s 26 spots higher than last year! We are honored to be among the top firms nationally ranked and recognized by ENR. This growth would not be possible without our outstanding clients, Alpha team, and leadership. We thank you!