DPR self-perform crews played an integral role helping drive the schedule and quality. SPW concrete crews shaved a month off the original 14-month structure schedule, switching from a 6-day floor turnover cycle to a five-day cycle during the last 20 floors of work.
Facing substantial water intrusion, the team devised a 32-inch-thick diaphragm wall retention system that ran along the perimeter of the site along with three other types of retention systems used due to site constraints.
Careful planning of the guestroom punch list activities included working closely with the owner to develop the site-specific punch process. Bringing together multi-trade teams, the process focused on correcting punch items as they were identified. This “fix it as you go” approach saved time and enabled rooms to be sold as they were completed rather than waiting until overall completion.
“The guys really gathered around the team concept of visual planning and including all the craftworkers into that plan. The foremen were really instrumental in developing these plans and getting those daily tasks out to the workforce. The internal team rallied around the fact that were not going to allow any of our groups to not perform or not execute.”