This project includes the 50,000-square-foot renovation of the existing ballroom at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The project included helical pile foundation enhancements, as well as finishes and operable wall partitions.
Working in an operating hotel offered many challenges. The PCL project team met with the client and hotel weekly, working to coordinate activities to minimize disruptions to the hotel operations. The project team also encountered an additional challenge: once the ceiling was removed, it became apparent that actual conditions in the structural steel differed from the contract drawings. PCL worked with the steel subcontractor and the architect/structural engineer to prioritize and answer critical questions in order to complete the project on a very demanding schedule. Using lessons learned from previous remodels involving changing operable partitions, PCL was concerned about defection changes in the structural steel when the old partitions were removed and new ones installed. PCL mitigated this risk by incorporating 3-D surveying of the structural steel following demolition and after the installation of the operable partitions. The hotel stated the remodel went very smoothly and reported no disruptions.
Excellence in Construction Eagle Award (Renovation $5 - $10 million) - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Central Florida
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