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SkyHouse »The feature 320complex will high-end Residential | BATSON-COOK CONSTRUCTION – SKYHOUSE ORLANDO apartment units. A Home in the Sky BATSON-COOK SETS THE BAR HIGH WITH A 23-STORY APARTMENT TOWER IN ORLANDO. BY ANGELA FORSYTH B y September 2013, downtown Orlando, other side by a terrace with a fire pit, a fireFla., will add a new luxury high-rise place and outdoor seating. apartment structure to its skyline. Lean Construction Called SkyHouse Orlando, the tower is The Orlando development, which broke ground being constructed by the well-respected and • Construction budget: $44 million Sept. 7, 2012, and will culminate 55 weeks later highly experienced Batson-Cook Construction, • Location: Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 30, 2013, has a fast-paced day and night which is about to complete SkyHouse • Workers on site at peak: 300 schedule. Work begins early in the morning and Midtown in Atlanta. • Scope: Luxury high-rise apartments continues until midnight. According to Project The SkyHouse complex will be a 23-story Manager Carl Giovenco, SkyHouse Orlando is on building, with 320 high-end units constructed track to be completed by its goal date. He attribas one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. The utes organization and communication as the 369,500-square-foot building will boast units –Carl Giovenco, project manager central factors that fuel the steady progress of that are much larger than the average apartthe project. ment, each featuring elegant floor-to-ceiling Following the methodology of lean conwindows, granite kitchen and bathroom counstruction, Batson-Cook has established a way of breaking up the project tertops and hardwood flooring. into smaller goals and short-term schedules. Each week, project leaders Batson-Cook’s latest project will include modern amenities such as a sit down with subcontractors to plan the upcoming schedule. large rooftop clubroom with a pool table, flat screen televisions and a “We don’t want to have them just talk to us,” Giovenco says. “We want catering area, as well as a fitness room and a yoga room. The club room the subcontractors to talk to each other.” In these weekly meetings, all and gym – which are at the center of the rooftop level – will be flanked involved are asked to give their input, to see where their schedules are on one side by a swimming pool with poolside lounging and on the Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando “Our general rule-of-thumb is to be client-focused.” 50 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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