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certified LEED Gold. "The roof over the parking garage podium
area has been designed to be an active terrace and will cover a
one-acre green rooftop," Butler says.
Hourigan uses BIM technology for all of its projects. "It has
nearly eliminated rework and field interferences, and also helps
promote extensive prefabrication," he explains. "The more we
can prefabricate, the higher quality the installation will be."
Once the project is complete, 600 Canal Place will be the tallest building above sea level in the city of Richmond. "Its design
is very unique with large arching exterior walls and an extension above the roofline," Butler says. "It's designed to resemble a
The project team includes Kendall Heaton Associates as the
record architect, Pickard Chilton is the design architect, PDR
Corp is the interior designer and OJB is the landscape architect.
Timmons Group is providing civil engineering services, Alvine
Engineering is the MEP engineer and Magnusson Klemencic
Associates is the structural engineer. Butler says it is Hourigan|Clayco's first time working with this group of design professionals. "It has been a very good relationship with all parties working
together toward a common goal," he says.
Hourigan Construction has completed several projects for
Dominion Energy. "This is a challenging project that is going
well," Butler notes. "Our relationship with Dominion is very
good because we align ourselves completely with their program
and needs, and act as an extension of their staff. We are not your
typical construction manager."
The project has been successful with the help of numerous
employees and subcontractors, Butler adds, noting that on average there are more than 300 construction personnel onsite per
day. He anticipates that number to be well over 400 per day by
early next year.
"We are trying to maximize the use of local subcontractors,
but recognize there are some scopes of work that are beyond the
capabilities of the local subcontractor base," he says. "To date,
we have subcontracted 47 percent of the procured work to local
subcontractors and suppliers. The new tower will be a proud
addition to Richmond's skyline."
Hourigan says BIM technology
has nearly eliminated rework and
field interferences on its projects.
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