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Institutional | MANHATTAN KRAFT CONSTRUCTION CO. – SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS Regimented Work F MANHATTAN KRAFT CONSTRUCTION HAS THE KNOW-HOW AND EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER COMPLEX STRUCTURES SUCH AS THE SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. BY BRIAN SALGADO delivered the complete project in July 2010. or a company that has as much experiAlthough Manhattan Kraft originally had 19 ence as Manhattan Kraft Construction months to deliver the project, owner’s changes Inc., the Sarasota, Fla., Police merited an extension. Nevertheless, the project Department headquarters hardly was completed for $34 million, about $3 million offers a challenge. These high-profile jobs less than the guaranteed maximum price. merely serve to reaffirm the contractor’s • Project cost: $34 million tried-and-true methods behind delivering • Location: Sarasota, Fla. structures on time and within budget — Tight Urban Setting • Employees on site at peak: 150 often saving time and money for its clients. The most challenging aspect of the structure • Scope: Police headquarters building “It confirms our desire to work as a team was the downtown location. The site was with all subcontractors, owners and consultbound by three streets, so Manhattan Kraft and ants,” says Tom Cockerell, project manager the construction team shut down an adjacent –Tom Cockerell, projwho oversaw construction of the Sarasota alley for about half the duration of the project. ect manager Police Department who since has retired. “It This provided enough off-site space for the was all about teams. We were able to be subcontractors’ onsite operations and parkproactive rather than reactive, which is something Manhattan Kraft ing for all team members, as well. has done as long as I’ve been here.” “Building curb to curb made it unique from a logistics standpoint,” Manhattan Kraft Construction served as the construction manager says Tom Empric, executive vice president and Bay Area manager. at-risk for the 190,000-square-foot structure. About 90,000 square feet With a post-tension concrete structure, and an upper steel frame with of the building is dedicated to offices, laboratories and evidence storand a topped roof, the most challenging construction aspect of the job age facilities, with the rest accounting for a parking structure that can was the complex exterior wall system. It required seven different materihouse 204 vehicles. als, which proved to be a bad fit for the region’s climate. After breaking ground on the project in October 2008, the company “They discussed it during the design phase, then we had independ- Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters “It confirms our desire to work as a team.” a »Building inFla.,tight downtown location in Sarasota, was difficult but not impossible for Manhattan Kraft Construction. 116 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

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