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Commercial | KILLIAN CONSTRUCTION – THE WESTIN HOTEL Seeking Mutual Benefits W KILLIAN IS TAKING A WIN-WIN APPROACH ON THE $34 MILLION WESTIN HOTEL PROJECT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. hen it comes to successfully completing a hospitality project for a national brand, Killian Construction Co. says it always takes the win-win approach. “Win-win means that all agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying,” the Springfield, Mo.-based company says. “With a win-win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan.” Killian Construction says the win-win approach is an attitude or frame of mind that all of its employees share. “A win-win attitude makes solutions a cooperative approach rather than a competitive approach,” the company points out. “Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefits on all human interactions.” it »WestinitsHotel says sense offers guests a of peace and tranquility. Lasting Relationships Killian is taking a cooperative approach on the $34 million Westin Hotel in the new DOMAIN retail development on the northwest side of Austin, Texas. The eight-story, 230,000-squarefoot Starwood-brand hotel is slated to be completed this February, and the contractor is certain it will finish the job on time, within budget and to the client’s specifications. “Killian Construction is among the most experienced construction firms in the United States,” the company says. “[We] strive to create long-lasting, repeat business relationships with our clients by serving their needs and by delivering on promises. In an industry fraught with litigation and blame assessment, we have profited by looking for win-win solutions.” A Tranquil Experience The Westin Hotel will include 340 units, a 30,000-square-foot conference center and a grand ballroom with two breakout rooms, among other amenities. Designed by PFVS Architects, the hotel’s “exterior elevations made up of glass and slick native limestone will complement the contemporary design the guests will find once they enter the hotel lobby,” Killian Construction says. According to Westin, the guest experience does indeed begin in the lobby, where a series of sights and scents work together to evoke a sense of serenity. “Maybe it’s the vivid Jane Packer botanicals, the scent of white tea or the atmospheric lighting, but suddenly you feel transformed,” the hotel describes. “Our sensory welcome lifts your mood and introduces you to the tranquility that permeates every second of your stay.” Killian Construction • Budget: $34 million • Location: Austin, Texas • Scope: 230,000-square-foot hotel Innovative Hotel To better service its guests, Westin was one of the first major hotel brands in North America to convert to a smoke-free policy through its Breathe Westin® initiative. “More than 92 percent of our guests prefer “In an industry fraught with litigation and blame assessment, we have profited by looking for win-win solutions.” –Killian CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January 2010
Profitable Contractor
Aireko Enterprises
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Interlink Group
TCD Inc.
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Wharton-Smith Inc.
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Grinnell Recycling
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Sessler Wrecking
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Regional Spotlight
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
Block Cos.
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Urban Landmarks
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
Construction Coach
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
Nan Inc.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
Special Focus
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
DiFazio Industries
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks

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