Press Release 7/23/2018
Hines joins C3 to continue culture of safe, quality construction
Houston – The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) is pleased to announce that Hines has named its new Block 58 construction project in Downtown Houston a C3-certified project.
“Hines is proud to partner with C3,” said Jerry Lea, Executive Vice President of Conceptual Construction at Hines. “In line with the Hines reputation for excellence, C3 is an organization that demands quality in the area of construction. We expect to see a better building, better value, and most importantly, a safe project.”
According to Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director of C3, “The participation of Hines in the C3 program demonstrates that they recognize C3 is a leader in the development of a high-quality skilled trades workforce and are dedicated to applying the C3 principles to this project.”
The Block 58 project is the first C3-certified collaboration with Hines. The 47-story, one-million-square-foot project designed by Pelli, Clarke, Pelli will be built by Gilbane Building Company, a C3-accredited contractor. As a C3 project, all construction workers on the project will be employees, not independent subcontractors, who will receive hourly pay with overtime and workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Additionally, the workforce will be required to have OSHA safety credentials and will be provided with on-going safety and craft training.
C3 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit collaboration of owners, contractors, specialty contractors, industry associations and the design professions with the mission of developing a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction for the Houston region.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $111 billion of assets under management, including $60 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $51 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 108 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,295 properties, totaling over 422 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 506 properties, representing over 210 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.