Classification society ABS announces new Houston HQ

The classification society ABS is building a new global headquarters in Houston, USA, that it says will facilitate collaboration and innovation.

The new HQ will be a 10-storey, 326,800 sq ft  building near the intersection of 1-45 Grand Parkway in the Houston area and will house employees from ABS and its affiliated companies. It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018.

“This is an important milestone in our 155-year-young history and reaffirms our commitment to Houston,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki. “Working with our project partners, we have designed this building to create a collaborative environment that will facilitate communication and promote innovation in direct support of our safety-focused mission.”

During a groundbreaking ceremony, Mr Wiernicki thanked the teams that were instrumental in the development of the project over the last 18 months, giving special recognition to Cushman & Wakefield, Patrinely, Coventry and USAA.