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Westwood College Relocates North Texas Campus

College opens campus in newly built North Fort Worth building

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - May 26, 2005 - Westwood Colleges is a system of 18 education campuses in Georgia, California, Illinois, Colorado and Texas. The company started in 1953 as the Denver Institute of Technology, offering degree programs in a variety of technical fields. Westwood now offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in aviation, business, criminal justice, design, healthcare, industrial services and technology. Keys to Westwood's success have included a focus on scheduling courses to accommodate students who work full time and providing accelerated degree programs.

When Westwood wanted to move their Euless, Texas campus they chose Mercantile Partners and Bob Moore Construction to deliver an exciting new 44,000 SF facility. David Masters and Nichole Christianson of Merriman Associates/Architects, Inc. in Dallas were the architects for the new campus, which is located in Fort Worth's newly constructed 85,557 SF Mercantile Tech Center 1 Building.

The Westwood campus welcomes students and guests with a masonry and glass block reception area. The school's extensive education space includes 22 large classrooms with comprehensive audio-visual capabilities, and one double-sized classroom that can be divided by a motorized partition wall. Students use small study coves in the hallways, or relax from their studies in a large commons area. The teachers and administration areas feature office clusters and executive work areas. Angled hallways with creative tile patterns, dramatic columns and curved ceiling beams give the school a sleek, modern look.

"We chose Bob Moore as general contractor because they were building the shell and because of our long relationship with them," said Hal Hardister, Director of Development for Mercantile Partners. "The Westwood people told us Stacy Langston (site superintendent) did a fantastic job of taking care of them, and they're extremely pleased with the finish-out.

"Mercantile Partners has a great relationship with Bob Moore Construction," Hardister added. "I have a good comfort level with them because I know I'll always be treated fairly. I have the utmost confidence that if they tell me something, whether it's a price quote or a date when something will be finished, it will get done. When Bob Moore Construction tells me something I have no problem passing it along to a client because I can trust them to follow through."

Approximately 40,000 SF of commercial space remains available in the Mercantile Tech Center 1 Building. For leasing information, contact Brian Randolph with Mercantile Partners at (817) 831-2121.

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About Bob Moore Construction

Now Celebrating 70 years of construction excellence in Texas and around the United States!

A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the TEXO / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. An industry leader in tilt-up construction, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Bob Moore Construction was also one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program in recognition of its superior safety program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of TEXO / Associated General Contractors of America, American Concrete Institute and a sustaining member of the TCA.

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Arlington, Texas 76011
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