The Café West project was a complete renovation of the primary dining and kitchen facilities serving the staff of SeaWorld. Improvements include new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; interior finishes; state-of-the-art kitchen equipment; and approximately 1,000 square feet of dining and food service space.
With all appliances in place, a 12-kilovolt electrical system was needed to service the building. The power tied into the employee administrative offices and through the main walkway that employees used to get into the park. On further review, PCL realized that the entrances to the buildings enroute to the café were not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), so the team proposed retrofitting for ADA compliance while simultaneously running the power underground. During this process, PCL found and fixed drainage problems, effectively killing three birds with one stone. This suggestion saved the client over half the cost of having a contractor come back to do the ADA upgrades later.