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The summer of 2017 in Colorado has been one for the record books! Within the span of six weeks, Swinerton teams achieved either final Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) on more than one million square feet, representing six individual projects. Here’s a recap of one exciting summer:
Kicking off our season of completions, the Denver International Airport team completed the Concourse C North Escalator project in early July as part of our on-call contract. Enduring a 2 A.M. final inspection, the team took the necessary steps to complete the project one week early. This team removed four escalators and replaced them with eight new ones over the course of roughly 80 night shifts and 70 day shifts. After a much-needed weekend off, the team started on a second set of escalator replacements on the same concourse.
Next on the docket to obtain TCO was the Emerald Elementary Replacement School, where Swinerton paired with RB+B Architects to complete this job for the Boulder Valley School District. This new, 62,500-square-foot building replaces the original school, built in 1958, which Swinerton demolished after the new building was completed.
On the heels on one school completing, Swinerton finished another one in early August—the second phase of the East Quad Campus for Denver Public Schools. Partnered with Eidos Architects, the project team completed this amazing design-build project 22 days ahead of schedule. With a goal of working toward an early completion date from the very beginning, the team accomplished its mission!
After much anticipation, many sleepless nights, and 27 months of construction, Country Club Towers achieved a TCO in mid-August for the west tower. Designed by SCB, the team had a million reasons to celebrate—as in one million square feet! Here’s a quick breakdown of the key numbers: two 32-story concrete towers, 328 feet tall, 552 apartments, 985 structured parking stalls, 80,000 cy of excavation, 189 drilled piers, 42,158 cy of concrete, +3,000 safety orientations, and one heck of a team!
Work continued full steam ahead into late August with one more TCO and a final CO.
The LMAC team delivered a high quality, dual-branded, 495-key hotel which obtained TCO in late August. Designed by HKS, Inc, the hotel offers the highest outdoor bar in Denver. Congratulations to this team for delivering successful back-to-back hotel projects for White Lodging!
And last but not least, the Hach team completely skipped TCO and went straight for CO on August 28 – the exact date shown on the GMP schedule executed 14 months ago! This project consisted of a new 97,000-square-foot office and R&D facility for Hach, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation that designs, tests, manufactures, and distributes analytical testing instruments for investigating the quality and composition of liquids. Working closely with GBA Architects, this project involved major coordination and planning on all fronts.
Every single person on these teams, from architect partners to excellent subcontractors, has gone above and beyond to meet these completion dates and to keep our clients happy. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to these projects, and we thank you for your professionalism and dedication!