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Built in 1919, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is undergoing a massive renovation. « Commercial | BIRD CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. – CONDADO VANDERBILT HOTEL San Juan Sensation U BIRD CONSTRUCTION IS BUILDING SOME OF THE HIGHEST FINISHES IN PUERTO RICO. BY BRIAN SALGADO pdating a historic hotel while building its new twin towers from the ground up – and maintaining the highest luxury finishes on each structure, is the task handed to Bird Construction for the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bird Construction is the general contractor for the restoration and addition to the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The scope of work includes the renovation of an existing five-story tower with the addition of an adjacent 14-story twin tower that combine for 450,000 square feet. The towers together will have 305 guest rooms, including 80 Commodore suites and 40 Biltmore suites. Phase one consists of two condo towers, which Bird Construction broke ground on in August 2007. Project Manager Eduardo Pardo says this $70 million portion of the contract will be completed in March 2010. The second phase should be completed by January 2011. Bird Construction Co. Inc. – Condado Vanderbilt Hotel • Project cost: $110 million • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico • Scope: Hotel Condo Towers Construction, and Renovation and expansion of existing Hotel Buying Time Pardo says the most difficult part of this project has been the sheer magnitude of the con- “Every room is going to look like a jewelry store with special details.” –Eduardo Pardo, project manager CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009

Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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