Patricia Collins_BC2620_Site Visit Report_America's Mart

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America’s Mart by Patricia Collins A Construction Site Visit Report Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements of BC 2620 Construction Technologies II Date: March 28, 2008 E-mail Address: [email protected] Instructor: Mr. Soheil Rouhi, M.S., P.E.
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INTRODUCTION On March 28, 2008, the BC2620 Construction Technology II class visited the Gift Mart 4 Project Site, which is essentially an expansion on the fourth building of the America’s Mart complex in downtown Atlanta. Occupying the block between Harris Street, Williams Street, and Andrew Young International Boulevard, this building takes up millions of square feet and is just one part of the multiple building business. America’s Mart is a venue for manufacturers to come and show products to sell to buyers from stores around the world. This particular building, the gift mart, is 865,000 square feet with 3 levels of basement and 9 stories above that. Its building team is from Holder Construction, with David Miller leading as the project manager and a small team of managers that handle different aspects of this vast project. DISCUSSION After being shown into the conference room, we were introduced to David Miller and his team and were provided with a short summary of the project’s statistics and components. The project was started in August 2006 and includes a two phase turnover. The first phase involves having level four done and turned over by July, while the second involves the rest being completed by August 8, 2008. The project was originally scheduled as a 22 month project, but extra time may be taken into account because of changes ordered, including the need to tear down existing lobbies to make room for escalators and making one of the building’s vast windows twice as large. The project costs about 135 million dollars, with the first half of that funding coming straight out of the pocket of America’s Mart. The rest of it is being covered by the mortgage lender, which happens to be Wachovia in this case. Even though the building is number four of a series of America’s Mart buildings, it is constructed as a stand-alone building with its own utilities, despite being connected to building
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two. An 80,000 square foot floor plate exists on building four. This building is constructed with
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course MGT 2200 taught by Professor Cummins during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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