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McCormick Construction -
Talaria at Burbank
* Location: Burbank, Calif.
* Employees on-site at peak: 250
"The construction modeling process hed light on ome
potential challenges for Talaria
at Burbank at enabled us to
mitigate cost and chedule impacts." - Mike McCormick, president and CEO
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cCormick Construction is
the general contractor for
the development of Talaria
at Burbank, a premium
residential rental community located in
the heart of Burbank, Calif. "It is right in the
middle of the Media District so since much
of the workforce commutes into Burbank,
it has gotten a lot of visibility and interest,"
President and CEO Mike McCormick says.
Set to open in the first quarter 2018,
McCormick Construction says Talaria at
Burbank's future residents will likely consist of people who currently commute into
Burbank for work. The Burbank Studios,
iHeart Media and Warner Bros. Studios are
all a stone's throw from Talaria at Burbank.
The community is also a short distance from
The Walt Disney Co. and Universal Studios.
McCormick Construction is a Burbank-based construction and consulting
company with more than 100 years of experience in the industry. "We were founded
in 1914 and my brother, Steve, and I are
the fourth-generation to run the business,"
McCormick says. "I think the biggest differentiator for us is that we are a high-touch
builder. It's all about the client relationship
The company prides itself on delivering
quality workmanship while contributing to
the well-being of the community through
public service, job creation and economic
Talaria at Burbank will offer
241 luxury apartments and a
Whole Foods market.
growth. McCormick Construction specializes in general contracting, handling
preconstruction, assisting with construction management and working through a
design-build paradigm for its clients in the
public and private sector.
Talaria at Burbank
Talaria at Burbank sits on four acres, which
Project Manager Floyd Jenner explains is
virtually unheard of for an infill project.
"Cusumano Real Estate Group acquired
several parcels: single-family homes,
apartment and commercial buildings, and
even a city street to make up the four acres,"
he adds. "Demolition began in October 2015
and we had to clear out all of the buildings
and then excavate three levels below grade.
We exported 120,000 yards of soil for the
construction of the parking structure."
Before construction began, McCormick
partnered with British Columbia-based
CadMakers to create a comprehensive 3-D
model of the building with 4-D simulation.
"We were able to look out ahead and reduce
project challenges because of CadMakers'
deluxe model," Jenner says. "We were able
to check ceiling heights, wall thickness, pipe
locations and more. Realizing these types of
conflicts at an early stage helped the project
avoid potential cost and schedule impacts."
The five-story mixed-use building
will feature 241 luxury apartments and a
48,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market as
its exclusive retailer. Talaria at Burbank will
also offer two sublevels of parking. Stucco
was used on the exterior skin of the building, while Cumaru wood from Brazil and
South Africa was used on several elevations
of the building. Cumaru is a sustainable
material that provides great weather resistance and was an integral part of the overall
design of the building.
Oversized windows and glass doors were
used throughout the building. Each unit
has two private patio doors that allow a
significant amount of natural light and lead
out to a spacious deck, "The Whole Foods
elevation is a curtain wall glass system that
provides for the natural flow of light into the
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