This project involved a 140,000-sq.-ft. finishout of eight floors of office space, including conference room, auditorium and fitness center. The building was occupied throughout construction, by both CHRISTUS and other companies, so all work was carefully phased around tenant needs.
Construction was not always on continuous floors - i.e., the second and fifth floors were under construction while others were fully occupied - so site cleanliness took on an elevated role. Subcontractor crews continuously moved from one floor to another, creating tracks of construction dirt and debris. Each subcontractor was required to have a dedicated cleaning crew that cleaned throughout the day, rather than just at day's end.
Hurricane Gustav caused the schedule to be delayed early on. Everyone stepped in to get the project back on schedule, and to ensure end-users and CHRISTUS' leadership knew where the project stood schedule-wise throughout. The project was completed within the contractually agreed-to timeframe.