Off-Site Construction: Simplified Solutions and Less Risk for Urban Vertical Projects
Webb Companies, developer of the City Center project in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, had faced multiple obstacles that delayed the high-visibility project for several years. Once project financing was approved and tenants secured, the developers intended to partner with a large national construction firm to use conventional building methods, including cast-in-place concrete, to construct the Marriott and Residence Inn Hotels that anchor the development. When it became clear that this approach would not meet the project deadlines, Webb Companies sought other options. Bristol Group studied the project, which included a pre-existing parking garage foundation, and offered an alternate solution for moving the project forward. Time was of the essence and public expectations were high.