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Commercial | TURNER CONSTRUCTION - GREAT WOLF LODGE

Turner knew Great Wolf
Lodge is an educated client
that can make fast decisions.

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TURNER APPLIED LESSONS LEARNED WITH GREAT WOLF LODGE ON ITS NEW RESORT. BY TIM O'CONNOR

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n the tourism business, success is seasonal. It's critical to be up and running
during summer breaks and holidays
when families are more likely to vacation. This is why the new Great Wolf Lodge
under construction in LaGrange, Ga., about
60 miles south of Atlanta, is so keen on being open by June 2018 in time for summer
visitors. Any delays could mean losing the
entire prime travel season.
To meet that deadline, the resort
company needed a construction manager
with experience and the capability to work
efficiently. Turner Construction was the
clear choice because the company had the
knowledge and expertise in place to accelerate work on the project.
Further, because Turner has worked with
Great Wolf Lodge before, the company knew

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Great Wolf Lodge to be an educated client
that could make decisions quickly. "Us being familiar with Great Wolf as a client and
understanding their decision-making gives
us the comfort to cut our schedule," Turner
Account Executive A.J. Bargoti says.

Turner Construction -
Great Wolf Lodge
www.turnerconstruction.com
* Project cost: $110 million
* Location: LaGrange, Ga.
* Employees on ite at peak: 250
* Scope of work: Resort construction

"Having done everal of ese
projects ... creates at trust
between you and e client."
- A.J. Bargoti, account executive

Facilitating Progress
LaGrange's Great Wolf Lodge will be
491,000 square feet in size, with 457 rooms,
a 30,000-square-foot conference center
and a 93,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. Although it will share a northwoods
theme with the company's past resorts,
the LaGrange location will act as a new
prototype model.
Previous Great Wolf Lodges have a
stacked design where amenities are separated by level. Meeting rooms might be
located on the upper floors while the arcade,
bowling lanes and waterpark access were
set below ground. The new design, however,
features four connected structures - a hotel,
conference center, lobby and waterpark
- that are aligned on the same level. The
change is meant to enhance convenience


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