The St. Regis is a 2.1-million-gross-sq-ft resort development consisting of three 27-story residential towers with more than 500 units. But one of the project's biggest challenges was the 270,000-sq-ft subterranean garage, which is positioned below the water table. The contractor needed roughly 4,000 auger-cast piles and more than 40 large pumps to complete the "bathtub" in approximately 13 months—by which time the tower structures were well over half complete.

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and Residences project was recognized with an "Award of Merit" in the residential category.

Coastal Construction finished the job five months early and under budget, and earned state recognition for the project's safety efforts.


Key Players

Owner: Starwood Vacation Ownership, Orlando

Contractor: Coastal Construction Co., Miami

Designer: Sieger Suarez Architectural, Miami

Structural Eng.: CHM Structural Engineers, Miami

MEP Eng: Steven Feller Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Submitted by Coastal Construction Co.