SOURCE: T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

January 07, 2010 10:29 ET

T.B. Penick Awarded Contract for Construction of Bakersfield Courthouse

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. has been awarded the design-assist structural package on the high-end architectural concrete Bakersfield Federal Courthouse project in Kern County, CA. The contract, valued at just under $3.5 million, was let by the GSA (General Services Administration) as part of a $5.5 billion initiative under the Recovery Act to convert federal buildings into high-performance green buildings and build new energy-efficient federal buildings.

Penick will partner with Gilbane Building Company of San Jose, the general contractor, and NBBJ Architects on this design-build courthouse project. Design work will begin this month and the project is slated to be completed within seven months.

The Bakersfield Courthouse will house one Magistrate Court and chamber, the district clerk's office, U.S. Marshalls Service, U.S. Pretrial Services, and U.S. Probation.

Through innovative design and new green technologies this new courthouse will save taxpayer dollars through the building's energy efficiency. The project is expected to achieve at least a LEED Silver certification and is a step toward modernizing the nation's infrastructure, reducing the federal government's consumption of energy and water, and increasing use of clean and renewable sources of energy.

T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

For more than a century T.B. Penick has provided award-winning construction, structural concrete, design-build and general contracting services in the commercial and public building sectors. T.B. Penick has received numerous accolades, including a first place award in the National Construction Safety Excellence competition as well as recognition for Innovation in Concrete, Cornerstone Excellence, Outstanding Civil Engineering and the Architectural Concrete Project of the Year. For more information, visit

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