in Construction Quality Award
Last year, AWCI’s Industry Awards Committee
instituted two categories for the Excellence in Construction
Quality award, one for AWCI member contractors whose
contract for the project is less than $1 million,
and the other is for the AWCI member contractors whose
contract is more than $1 million. All the nominations
this year were in the $1 million-plus category, so
there’s only one winner for 2003, and that’s
the Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa.
Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa is a Florida-themed destination
resort located on 63 acres in Kissimmee, FL. It offers
1,406 guest rooms, numerous restaurants, a variety
of entertainment venues and a Canyon Ranch Spa.
Gaylord Palms is designed in an old-Florida theme,
reflecting the history, culture and classic architecture
of the Sunshine State-all depicted under separate
distinct areas under Gaylord’s signature glass-enclosed
KHS&S Contractors of Orlando, FL, completed more
than 230,000 square feet of the resort’s massive
nine-story exteriors, more than 48,000 square feet
of the Florida themed interiors, and the interior
hotel guest room facades, including more than one-half
mile of balustrades.
The AWCI contractor’s scope of work for the
exteriors included everything except the tile roof,
windows and dome ceiling. Specifically, KHS&S
erected more than 230,000 square feet of scaffolding,
completed the approximate 1.1 million linear feet
of metal stud framing and applied more than 450,000
square feet of EIFS, a half-mile of exterior balustrade
and numerous GFRC/GFRG forms and foam shapes.
On the interiors, the AWCI contractor completed the
facades of hotel rooms that overlook the center atrium
as well as the atrium’s themed environments.
The manufacturers that contributed to this job are
Dryvit Systems, Inc, Dietrich Industries, Georgia-Pacific
Gypsum Corporation, Treadway Industries Inc, Unimast
Incorporated and USG.
The AWCI members who supplied materials for the project
include R S Elliott & Associates Inc, Kobrin Builders
Supply and Treadway Industries Inc.
Courtesy of AWCI