Central Florida Resort Project Transforms Former Mining Site
Building Streamsong Resort—a golf, spa and nature-based retreat located between Orlando and Tampa—involved transforming a former phosphate mine owned by The Mosaic Co., a producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients.
PCL Construction Services was charged with building a three-story golf clubhouse; a six-story, 305,000-sq-ft, 228-room hotel, conference center, spa and pool; and various outdoor amenities.
One of the project's biggest challenges was its remote location, nearly 30 miles from the nearest town. PCL became creative, hosting numerous barbecues and other events aimed at recognizing workers and keeping morale high.
Streamsong served as a beta test project for Vela's BIM 360 field software, which crews used to manage the punch list—something the client viewed as a benefit for streamlining the process. Eventually, contractors began creating magnetic bar codes for each guest room. This enabled workers to scan a specific unit's code and access a drawing of the room, accelerating review and check-off.
During the bid phase, all finishes were carried as allowances. Upon award, this required PCL to work closely with the owner and architect. Alfonso Architects opted to use limestone, cedar, cherry, teak and walnut finishes to emphasize the project's natural setting.
Best Residential/Hospitality - Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Fla.
Contractor PCL Construction Services, Orlando
Owner Stillwater Preserve Development, Lithia, Fla.
Architect Alfonso Architects, Tampa
Structural Engineer Walter P Moore, Tampa
Civil Engineer Kimley-Horn and Associates, Lakeland, Fla.
MEP Engineer TLC Engineering for Architecture, Orlando