Oldcastle Precast-Spokane, WA produced an all-inclusive precast concrete building envelope system for the new $100 million plus Spokane Convention Center Hotel, the largest private project under way in the Spokane area. The convention center headquarters hotel complex that prominent Spokane developers and hoteliers Walt and Karen Worthy are constructing downtown at 333 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard is a 17-story high-rise convention center style hotel that includes 716 guest rooms, 75,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 18,000 square foot grand ballroom, fitness center, themed restaurant and lounge, business center, concierge, and 929 covered parking spaces.
In June of 2013, Walt Worthy, Spokane Valley-based developer, Worthy Enterprises LLC, and owner of the Spokane Convention Center Hotel, value-engineered the entire project and arrived at more efficient methods of construction after he determined that the cost to build a large convention hotel was too high using a field cast approach. The architectural firm, Brick & Mortar Architecture & Development, of Spokane, along with Worthy Enterprises LLC a division of Davenport Development, the general contractor, decided to go with an all-precast concrete construction method for the hotel project.
Worthy Enterprises LLC commissioned Oldcastle Precast to supply the precast concrete building components for the hotel. In all, Oldcastle Precast-Spokane, WA will design, engineer, and manufacture over 4,524 custom-made precast concrete components to create the new convention center hotel. The precast components entail approximately 122,130 sq. ft. of hollow-core plank; approximately 398,613 sq. ft. of wall panels (exterior, stair tower, elevator, and demising walls); approximately 419,346sq. ft. of floor slabs; and multiple columns and beams.
“The quality of Oldcastle Precast’s product is the best I have ever seen and everything is fitting together very nicely.” said Worthy. “The total construction schedule is 20 months and the hotel should be open in the summer of 2015.”
“This project could not have been possible without the talented and dedicated group of employees we have in Spokane. Nearly 65 hourly production professionals have been hired to keep up with the demanding production schedule, and despite working long hours and working almost every Saturday, the team has produced an excellent quality product without a single injury. We’re not out of the woods yet, most of the tower section still needs to be cast and erected which will require attention to detail and coordinating efforts with the owner and erector through the end of September”, stated Brian Rhees, Regional Manager UT, ID & WA for Oldcastle Precast.”
“We are proud Walt selected us to be on his team for this landmark project”, stated Chuck Prussack, Sales Manager Oldcastle Precast.