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for guests and create better revenue generation opportunities through more visible
placement of restaurants.
Great Wolf Lodge selected Turner to act
as construction manager/general contractor for the project while the resort was
still in its design phase. The early involvement allowed Turner to influence design
decisions to make the project easier and
more cost efficient to construct. "We started
working with Great Wolf and the design
team [Gensler] on the conceptual design
and giving them feedback as it relates to
constructability, costs, systems, analysis,
value-engineering and scheduling, all the
way throughout the design," Bargoti says.
As the design was still being finalized, Turner began to prepare the site for
building, worked with the design team to
develop early release packages and secured
permits from the city of LaGrange. Completing that work ahead of the final plans
enabled Turner to accelerate the project's
timeline and shorten the overall schedule.
Construction began in August 2016 and will
be completed in May 2018.
Turner was on pace to beat that construction deadline as of the end of May. "Despite
the tremendous amount of rain we've had,
we've been able to maintain and get slightly
ahead of the schedule," Bargoti says.
Weather was the biggest hurdle during
the beginning months of construction. The
excavation of the site meant that every time
it rained the entire area turned into a mud
bath, halting work and delaying progress.
Bargoti says it was common to have as
much as 4 inches of rainfall on the 50-acre
property. It can take days for the ground

to dry out from such heavy rains, so it was
important for Turner to continue working
even during such conditions.
To counteract the lingering impact of
rain, Turner used mud slabs around the
waterpark structure that allowed crews to
form and cast the tilt panels used to envelop
the waterpark building. Construction materials such as gravel are being used to protect
excavated areas. Gravel and surge stone was

also used to create temporary access roads
so that equipment would not get stuck in
the mud.
Those measures required strong collaboration between Turner and its subcontractors to negate rain-related delays. Turner's
first priority when construction began was
to establish areas for the subcontractors,
trailers and parking so that each trade could
have its own operational space. "The biggest

Neuman Group, the premier waterpark
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LaGrange, GA. Neuman Group's experienced
aquatic designers, engineers, project managers
and construction specialists provide a total
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of this aquatic-focused, entertainment destination resort. Since 1973, Neuman Group has
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while delivering millions of square feet of
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