A Tacoma construction firm was chosen to renovate the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle.
Tacoma-based Colvos Construction will renovate 144 guest rooms at the Seattle hotel. The project, designed by Wimberly Interiors, will take 12 weeks to complete. The updated rooms will feature new lighting, wall coverings, case work, solid surface countertops, mirrors, and carpeting. The building’s corridors also will receive new carpeting. The company specializes in hospitality, multifamily, office, health care, and tenant improvement projects in the Puget Sound region.
Crews working on the project will work multiple shifts, up to seven days per week, to complete the project on such a short time frame. Scheduling for the project has been coordinated by the hour.
Construction teams will focus on two floors at a time. This maximizes trade efficiencies as they work their way from the 10 floor to the third floor, according to a press release. “This type of integrated construction phasing also allows the hotel to minimize the number of vacant rooms prior to Seattle’s busy summer travel season,” the release states.
The team will use sophisticated project management tools, including Bluebeam and Procore. Such tools allow the team to quickly markup drawings and identify specific tasks to focus on. The information can then be organized and distributed to the entire project team using Procore’s mobile app.
“It’s great,” said Alex Olson, project superintendent, of the technology. “We don’t have to log on to our computers, we just use our phones or tablets to submit RFIs and to communicate with the team. We are able to take care of questions quickly and can focus on the schedule.”