January 6, 2017

Hey SETX! With this rainy, icy weather we have going on, please remember to drive safe and take proper precautions.

Here’s some tips from AAA Exchange.

AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

  • Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

Tips for long-distance winter trips:

  • Watch weather reports prior to a long-distance drive or before driving in isolated areas. Delay trips when especially bad weather is expected. If you must leave, let others know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival.
  • Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition by having it inspected by a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility.
  • Keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times.
  • Pack a cellular telephone with your local AAA’s telephone number, plus blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medication in your vehicle.
  • If you become snow-bound, stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Don’t try to walk in a severe storm. It’s easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost.
  • Don’t over exert yourself if you try to push or dig your vehicle out of the snow.
  • Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night, keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find you.
  • Make sure the exhaust pipe isn’t clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust could cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment with the engine running.
  • Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps.
  • If possible run the engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill and to conserve gasoline.

Tips for driving in the snow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Know your brakes. If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS) and need to slow down quickly, press hard on the pedal-it’s normal for the pedal to vibrate a bit when the ABS is activated.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.

“Out with the new. In with the new.”

Removing the chiller at the LIT Technical Arts Buildings.

This project consists of renovating and replacing the Technical Arts Buildings into a more streamline area for the students and teachers at Lamar Institute of Technology.

Invitation to Bid

We’d like to invite to you bid Port Arthur’s Savings Building Third Floor Finish-Out, attached is your invitation, plans, and specifications for this project.


Bid date is Monday, November 28, 2016, please have your bids in before 2:00PM.


Link to plans and specs: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tqh9iisb0n1shq4/AABd85aRBZ98DltTOOUmpM0ua?dl=0


Nathan Rivers is the Project Manager on this, if you have any questions please feel free to email him at setex@setexconstruction.com

If you would like to be put on our Bidders List, please send us an email at setex@setexconstruction.com.

If you plan to bid for the LIT Phase 2, Package 2 project – PLEASE REMEMBER – ALL bids are due on the 18th now at 2:00PM!!

INVITATION FOR BID PROPOSALS: LIT Technical Arts Renovation and Replacement, Phase 2, Package 2

INVITATION FOR BID PROPOSALS: SETEX Construction Corp. will receive Competitive Sealed Proposals hand delivered or mailed to: 1660 S. 23rd Street, Beaumont, Texas 77707, you can also fax to (409) 842-2274 or email to setex@setexconstruction.com until

2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The scope of work for the Renovation and Replacement of Technical Arts Buildings Phase 2, Package 2 will be in accordance with Project Documents as prepared by PBK Architects, Inc. dated July 25, 2016 with the divisions listed below.

Subcontractor and Supplier Proposals may include a portion or all of an individual division listed below or any combination thereof. Proposals must clearly indicate the division(s) or portions of division(s) included.

Plans and specifications are on file and available for review at the following locations.

SETEX Construction Corp. and AGC of Southeast Texas

The drop-box link for plans and specifications is as follows:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d7gn6m0f3rhj3km/AAD1sEmgTmcFPnkcJj9Z7Fbva?dl=0

All written questions concerning this Invitation for Proposals should be addressed to SETEX Construction Corp. to the attention of Jose Cardenas or Jim Shell by fax at (409) 842-2274 or by email setex@setexconstruction.com

We welcome L/M/WBE firms and HUB firms to submit proposals for this project.

A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for Thursday August 4, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Beeson Building Auditorium, Room 126, Lamar Institute of Technology 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705. All proposers are encouraged to attend.

The scope of work involved for this project is indicated on the drawings and specifications which includes but is not limited to the following:

Division 03 – Concrete Division 12 – Furnishings
Division 04 – Masonry Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 05 – Metals Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 06 – Woods Plastics, and Composites Division 23 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection Division 26 – Electrical
Division 08 – Openings Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security
Division 09 – Finishes Division 31 – Earthwork
Division 10 – Specialties Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 11 – Equipment Division 33 – Utilities

Invitation to Bid – Lamar University New Music Annex Building

This project consists of the construction for the new 4000 square foot pre-engineered metal building in accordance with drawings and specifications prepared by the Architect.

If you’d like to review plans and specs please click this link below: