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»Biloxi’s Margaritaville has two distinct roof systems – a standing seam metal roof and a modified built-up roof. Commercial | ROY ANDERSON CORP. – MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESTAURANT Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant www.rac.com • Project cost: $45 million • Location: Biloxi, Miss. • Employees on site at peak: 300 “Roy Anderson Corp. is synonymous with gaming and hospitality.” –Mark McDaniel, vice president 25,300»Margaritaville will have a as well as a square-foot gaming area, restaurant, events center and marina. structural steel and concrete poured over a metal deck. The building’s skin includes exterior stud walls with DensGlass sheathing and hardiboard, as well as a curtainwall system overseeing an adjacent bay. There are two distinct roof systems – a standing seam metal roof and a modified builtup roof, Senior Project Manager Shane Imbert says. A Tropical Party In addition to the 25,300-square-foot gaming area, Margaritaville will feature a restaurant with both inside and outside deck seating, a 310-seat events center, a 984-car parking lot and a marina. Two distinctive bars will also serve as gathering points for patrons. A “volcano bar” will be located beneath an artificial volcano that features a built-in slide that empties into a giant glass blender. The volcano slide will be used as part of in-bar entertainment, Imbert notes. A tiki bar located outside of the facility within a tiki hut will connect to an adjacent boardwalk through a system of gangplanks. The Margaritaville restaurant will feature a number of themed elements including palm trees, pelicans and fish, as well as a replica of one of Buffett’s airplanes hanging from the ceiling. A replica of the singer’s Jaguar, which sits on top of a themed bridge, will also adorn the eating area, Imbert adds. Meeting a fast-track schedule and coordinating the facility’s many elements – including an extensive audio-visual and sound system – required extensive coordination among the contractor, designers and subcontractors. Design work is ongoing throughout construction. “The majority of the subcontractors we are Parrothead Paradise T 32 ROY ANDERSON CORP. IS USING AN ACCELERATED SCHEDULE ON THE MARGARITAVILLE CASINO IN BILOXI, MISS. BY JIM HARRIS ment center projected to open in May 2012. Roy Anderson Corp. and owners MVB Holdings – a consortium that includes singer Jimmy Buffett, the casino’s inspiration – marked the building’s topping off Jan. 13, 2012. Construction started in May, 2011. The casino features an augercast pile foundation with a structure composed of he Gulf Coast’s most prominent builder of casinos is almost ready to take Biloxi, Miss., away to Margaritaville. Gulfport, Miss.-based general contractor Roy Anderson Corp. is putting the final touches on the $45 million Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant, an 89,908-square-foot gaming and entertain- CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2012

Construction Today - March 2012
Contents
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
Commercial
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Institutional
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
Residential
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Civil
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
Industrial
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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