Coral Springs Municipal Complex
Located near the southeast corner of the University Drive and Sample Road intersection, this $32.8 million project will establish Coral Springs’ new operational hub. With a Notice to Proceed issued on May 24, 2016, the KL project team dug right into the hard bid project to create the future home of the City of Coral Springs City Hall. The project features a new 5-story, 68,129 s.f. office building and a 4-level, 607 space parking garage with a pedestrian bridge to connect the two at the 2nd floor of the office building.
To kick off construction, team members Jon Tori, Derek Murphy, and Joe Madeya set out to establish the ideal schedule, bring the project out of the ground, and get through the buyout. Coming out of the ground was no simple task. There was a canal that ran right through the center of the building pad, so before foundation work could commence, the team had to build a new 500’ long culvert (underground canal) to reroute the water around the site. The important relationship Joe Madeya established with the Sunshine Water District and his coordination of the evolving plans to relocate the canal were vital to keep the project moving forward. Once the canal was moved and the structure was underway, Eli Wright joined the team to take over as superintendent. Eli has been instrumental in maintaining the schedule. He has a keen eye for detail and is intimately involved with the construction details for the project including developing and maintaining a great relationship with the Design Team, specifically the Structural Engineer.
Vice President Garret Southern rejoined the team in January as Jon Tori transitioned to another project, while Ed Hernandez provided steadfast operational support to the well-rounded team. Together with Superintendent Matt Hunt and Project Engineer Matt Carney, Eli and Derek are heading the team that has successfully topped out the project on schedule. Matt Hunt hit the ground running, taking the lead on all the MEP and site utility trades. He is also working with the project schedule and has been instrumental in getting the off-site utilities working on schedule with close coordination with the City for any of the necessary road closures. Matt Carney is expertly prioritizing the many submittals and shop drawings on the project and was the lead in coordinating the precast parking garage with all the MEP subcontractors that resulted in the commencement of the parking garage erection two weeks ahead of schedule. The garage was completely erected in 5 weeks from mobilization on site.
Thanks to the team’s project accountant, Ani Movsesian, each pay application is approved on time and the team is getting payments before the invoices are due on a monthly basis. The subcontractor payments are out within days of receiving payment from the owner. The team also credits KL associates Mindy Morris and Brandy Cope for their excellent work in getting the project off of the ground. KL Risk Analyst Alyssa Toolis also keeps everyone on their toes to ensure all insurance and bonds are in place prior to any subcontractor starting on site.
While the building is going vertical, the team is also working to replace the adjacent underground infrastructure and road. After the February 3rd topping out milestone, the team is focusing their attention to honing the schedule and setting up the interior trades to line up the second half of the project for a successful completion. The Substantial Completion Date currently sits at October 13, 2017, but the team is pushing to beat that date and turn over the project ahead of schedule! Through exceptional teamwork, The Coral Springs Municipal Complex crew is proud to bring this modern 148,480 s.f. addition to the Downtown area to provide City operations with the necessary space to flourish with the growing community.
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