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image Salvation Army’s Austin Shelter for Women and Children interior construction

AUSTIN – Novium Group LLC performed 15,000sf of renovations on Salvation Army’s Austin Shelter for Women and Children. Tyler Walbridge managed and supervised the 45-day project.

     “This project was unique for Novium Group because we were able to help out those in need using the services that we provide every day,” Walbridge said. “It is very fulfilling for us to be able to help others because we are not always in a position to help those in need.”
     Construction materials used during the project included Durock, sheetrock, galvanized studs, ceramic tile, VCT, blinds, solid core wood doors, hollow metal door frames, metal lockers, latex paint, epoxy paint, acoustical ceiling tile and sprinkler pipe.
     The construction team divided a large room to accommodate a new location for the worker dorm and the old worker dorm was refinished to accommodate the new women’s shelter.
     “It was imperative that the transients dorm remained open during construction,” Walbridge said. “This room was the dorm that we were dividing in half and where the majority of the work took place. We also had to paint all dorms and halls while the project was occupied by tenants.”
     Walbridge says Salvation Army coordinated with the occupants and worked very well with Novium Group to give ample notice to occupants and give the construction team access to all dorms to complete all of the painting.
    “The Salvation Army requires perfection on their projects, and they demand that the completed work be performed at a standard at or above what they would expect work in their own homes to look like,” Walbridge said. “They took extreme detail in selecting materials used so that the finished product would be as close to home as possible for those living in the dorms.
     “Without all members of the design team and the completion team working so well together, we could not have completed the project as smoothly and successfully as we did.”
     The Novium Group has also worked on projects such as the Hutto Public Library, the Kerrville VA Hospital take-over project, Alamo Colleges Atrium acoustical upgrades and Round Rock Police Department’s automated gate. The company is currently working on the Texas Municipal League door project and the Alpha Delta Pi at University of Texas at Austin’s structural strengthening project.
     Walbridge founded the Novium Group in 2011. The company provides general contracting, permitting, inspection, design and planning services. –ab


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