As the Town of Breckenridge was hitting record snowfall totals, PCL was making tremendous strides at the ski town’s Grand Colorado Main Building. Along with working in powdery conditions, we completed the project next to North America’s busiest gondola. Robust planning during preconstruction helped us avoid major obstacles and kept the project’s location, weather conditions and busy season in mind.
The building, which was delivered one month ahead of schedule, includes an ice rink and Breckenridge’s first escalator. In addition, the space is utilized for ticketing, ski school and rental services.
- The bottom of Breckenridge’s ski resort is 10,000 feet above sea level.
- The project at its peak had 400 workers on site.
- The project achieved a 0% lost time incident safety rate.
- The structural steel components of the project weighed approximately 1,978 tons, equal to the weight of nearly 50 fully-loaded semi-trucks .
- In six months, the team erected 2,360 pieces of steel.