Prior to constructing the new headquarters for ABD Insurance and Financial Services, DPR demolished an existing movie theater while maintaining the adjacent parking structure for reuse. The 85,000-sq.-ft. building incorporates a hybrid steel frame using moment connections at the building perimeter and braced framing at interior locations to maintain a skin system clear of bracing steel. Several design-build scopes of work required the project team to be extremely proactive in work planning and closely coordinate overlapping scopes of work to maximize productivity, minimize project costs and maintain an aggressive schedule.
During shell construction and after completion of the tenant improvement design, the tenant requested DPR accelerate the construction schedule one month to meet their urgent need to occupy the building. By aggressively coordinating the tenant building with the buildout of the core, working a strategic overtime schedule and proactively planning work, the project team delivered a building ready for occupancy one month earlier than originally scheduled.