Seacoast was hired as the contractor for this design-build project, which needed to be completed within a matter of five months. We hired an architect and completed everything – top to bottom, inception to design, permitting, build-out, and close out – all on time and with not a single change order on the job, which saved money and met tenant obligations.
The project’s aim was to relocate their existing association office as a new bigger tenant was going to be taking over their current space. One of the challenges with the project was the large amount of floor outlets that needed to be installed in the new space in addition to doing the plumbing with the existing slab already installed.
The design of Downtown Dadeland is such that the retail level is sandwiched between the garage level below and condo units above. Installing any new floor outlets required us to cut into a transfer slab to enable the point loads of the structure to be transferred onto the deck and therefore redistribute the weight to make space.
The transfer slab was thick, bulky, and had post-tension cable, which can be extremely dangerous if it is hit – it can snap and act like a whip. To ensure safety, we x-rayed all areas where we would be working underground.
To complete the build-out, we finished the flooring, cabinets, countertops, and paint; equipped the doors with specific locks sets; and put a camera in front of the building with access control so guests could be buzzed in.