UT System & UTMB Construction Safety Awards

About the UT System STEP Award

The University of Texas System Safety Through Exemplary Performance (STEP) Award is given to promote safety in construction and recognize those projects and contractors that demonstrate exceptional leadership that delivers safety excellence and positive change within the construction industry.  The scoring is based on several factors: OSHA Recordable incidents, number of claims, deficiencies observed during inspections, project participation in daily inspections, timely and thorough Root Cause Analysis, and more. UT System STEP Awards are awarded at four levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.  Since the program's inception in 2006, UTMB has received 26 Silver and 12 Gold STEP Awards.

Projects that have received the UT System Gold STEP Award.

  • 2017 - UTMB District Heating & Cooling System - Archer Western Construction, LLC
  • 2017 - Jennie Sealy Backfill Stage II - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • 2016 - Building 17 Expansion - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • 2014 & 2013 - Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • 2013 & 2011 - Infrastructure - Ike Recovery - Tellepsen Builders, L.P.
  • 2013 & 2011 - Academic and Business Buildings - Ike Recovery - Linbeck Group, LLC
  • 2012 - John Sealy Hospital Modernization - Manhattan Construction Group
  • 2011 - Research Buildings - Ike Recovery - J. T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2011 - Healthcare Buildings - Ike Recovery - J. T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.

Projects that have received the UT System Silver STEP Award.

  • 2020 & 2018 - League City Campus Expansion 2017/Hospital Expansion Phase II - Hensel Phelps
  • 2020 - John Sealy Hospital Modernization Phase II - Robins & Morton
  • 2019 - League City Medical Plaza One - Hensel Phelps
  • 2017 - League City Infrastructure Expansion - Walsh Construction
  • 2017 - Biocontainment Critical Care Unit - Walsh Construction
  • 2017 - Jennie Sealy Backfill Stage II - Hensel Phelps
  • 2017 - Ike Recovery Bldg 6 Switchgear Elevation - Walsh Construction
  • 2017 - District Heating & Cooling - Walsh Construction
  • 2017 - West Plant Hardening Phase 2 - Walsh Construction
  • 2016 - Building 17 Expansion - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • 2016 & 2013 & 2012 - Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • 2014 & 2014(x2) & 2012(x2) & 2011 - Healthcare Buildings - Ike Recovery - J.T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2014 & 2013 & 2012(x2) & 2011 - Research Buildings Ike Recovery - J.T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2014 & 2013 - Academic and Business Buildings - Ike Recovery - Linbeck Group, LLC
  • 2014 - Campus Infrastructure at Victory Lakes - Tellepsen Builders, L.P.
  • 2013 - Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center Expansion - McCarthy Builders
  • 2012 & 2011 - John Sealy Hospital Modernization - Manhattan Construction Company
  • 2014 & 2013 & 2012(x2) - Academic and Business Buildings - Ike Recovery - Linbeck Group, LLC
  • 2012 - Infrastructure - Ike Recovery - Tellepsen Builders, L.P.
  • 2010 - TDCJ Hospital Cladding and Security Systems - J. T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2007 & 2006 - Galveston National Laboratory - J. T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.

 

About the UTMB Safety Excellence Award

The UTMB Safety Excellence Award is given to recognize those projects and contractors that demonstrate strong leadership and positive outcomes related to construction safety, but that did not meet the criteria for a UT System STEP Award. 

Projects that have received the UTMB Safety Excellence Award:

  • 2020 - Health Education Center - J.T. Vaughn Construction Company, Inc.