Abraham Ortega was recently promoted to Associate II. He is a valuable member of our Houston team and strives to exceed expectations in work product and customer service.

Building Exterior Solutions is pleased to announce its merger with Terracon. Terracon, initially established in 1965, is a mulit-disciplinary consulting firm with over 140 offices nationwide and over 3,500 employees. Terracon is comprised of four divisions: Environmental, Facilities, Geotechnical and Materials. The BES acquisition will bolster the Facilities division within Terracon and Terracon's large national presence expands BES' capabilities through complimentary service lines. For more information, visit

Mark Ohlmann has recently been recognized as our Employee of the Quarter. Mark continually seeks to serve clients in the ‪#‎Dallas‬ area with integrity and passion. Congratulations, Mark!

Bruce Hall, in our ‪#‎Dallas‬ office, presented to a packed house at GFF Architects last week. His presentation covered ANSI-SPRI ES-1 Application and Compliance of Roof Edge Systems. If you would like one of our professionals to come to your office, we have eleven AIA accredited presentations to choose from. Contact Sheila at to coordinate.

An Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF® ) Workplace at Terracon For many years, Terracon has been concerned with workplace safety and worked very hard to put in place effective Safety policies and procedures. In 2006, safety was formally adopted as a core value of the firm. Although we have made strides in increasing the importance of safety in our operations, in 2010 we decided we needed to do more. While there is certainly a business case for improving safety, such as gaining our client’s confidence that we will follow strict safety practices while on their projects, as well as an improved Experience Modification Ratio (EMR), at its core, safety is a people issue. We are not satisfied with incremental improvement in workplace safety and will do whatever it takes to achieve and sustain outstanding performance. Terracon has been on a journey to fundamentally alter how we think about safety and how it is woven into the culture of our firm. This initiative will help us create a truly Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF® ) culture at Terracon. At Terracon, safety is held as a core value, as well as an operational priority. Working safely is an inseparable part of doing things right just as much as other commitments such as quality, profitability, and schedule. It is an uncompromising commitment at all levels of the company to ensure everyone goes home safely to his or her family each and every day. As a Terracon company, our BES employees have been IFF trained and practice safety in all aspects of life...even parking.

Micah Arel is the new intern for our Houston office. He is currently in his third year of a 5 year degree plan studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston. Micah is an Eagle Scout and part of the Air Force ROTC program where he leads the physical fitness program and serves at the newspaper editor. He enjoys hiking, camping, travelling, video games, and playing Ultimate Frisbee. Welcome to the BES Team, Micah!

BES was happy to sponsor a hole and have a team in the annual Memorial Hermann Medical Missions Golf Tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas on April 11th. From the Memorial Hermann website about the mission organization: "Memorial Hermann Medical Missions was founded in 1999 to serve as a liaison between the resources of Memorial Hermann and underserved residents of global communities and during natural disasters in the United States. All decisions of the mission are made by the Memorial Hermann Medical Missions Committee and their goal is to assist those who suffer from inadequate medical, dental and general health support. Memorial Hermann Medical Missions also collaborates with similar organizations outside Memorial Hermann. This is done to maximize mission-specific resources available in the Houston community."

BES is pleased to welcome John Anthony to our #Houston team! He will be working with Alex to provide testing services to Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Welcome to BES, John!

Ian Clayman, in our ‪#‎Houston‬ office, has passed the FE exam and is officially an EIT. All that studying paid off! Congrats!

BES participated in the ‪#‎Dallas‬ Builders Association Multi-Family Builders Council Golf Tournament last week. The team was sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods and Zip Wall Systems. Team members consisted of Trevor Hatch (Huber) Chris Plumlee (Kovacs Group), Charles James (BES) and Mark Ohlmann (BES).

Corporate IT is pleased to welcome Building Exterior Solutions to the Terracon family this morning! Today is their first day live on the Terracon network. Our on-site integration teams are proud to be here to bring them on-board!

BES is pleased to announce that we have a new employee in the Houston office, Jose Tavera, EIT. Jose graduated from The University of Houston with a civil engineering degree and has been working in the oil and gas industry for the past 2 1/2 years. He enjoys soccer and working on cell phones in his spare team. Welcome to the BES family, Jose!

BES' Houston office continues to grow to ensure we meet and exceed our clients' needs. Last week we welcomed two two employees. Matt Martinez (pictured) joins us as a Field Facilities Professional. He is training with Charles James in order to support our Multifamily Division. Matt Piasecki is an Engineering Technician I and will be assisting Alex Gauthe and John Anthony as they perform testing services.