Construction Quality Award 2017: Small Project
AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Award 2017
Category: Small Projects
Winning Project: Restoration Hardware at Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Denver, Colorado)
Total Man-Hours — 13,613
One challenge was the framing and drywall around a striking multiple compound radii grand staircase that climbed up the four-story atrium. Scissor lifts, spider lifts and engineered scaffolding/platforms were used to reach inaccessible areas. Any difficulties with framing details and custom fabricated framing member were solved with BIM, leading to a Level 5 finish.
The use of a robotic total station ensured the symmetrical floor design lined up from floor to floor and matched the BIM. Componentized framing members hit the manufactured tolerances seen in millwork, and prefabricated radius drywall and barrel ceilings were created using a drywall milling machine.