2. Dallas Convention Center Hotel
PROJECT COST: $325,000,000
Owned by the City of Dallas and operated by Omni Hotels, the new Dallas Convention Center Hotel is located on eight acres in the heart of downtown Dallas. It is connected, via a landscaped skybridge, to the Dallas Convention Center. The 1.14-million-sq-ft facility will include the 23-story, 1,000-room hotel; more than 80,000 sq ft of meeting space and ballrooms; multiple restaurants; a sports bar; spa; a fitness center; and a pool deck.
The hotel's design features a contemporary reflective glass exterior and rich, native textures for the interior.
The project team is using BIM for mechanical/electrical/plumbing clash detection and structural steel modeling.
Construction Start Date: Fall 2009
Expected Completion Date: February 2012
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? Yes - Silver
Owner/Developer: City of Dallas/Matthews Southwest, Dallas
General Contractor/Construction Manager: Balfour/Russell/Pegasus, Dallas (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction, H.J. Russell and Pegasus Texas Construction City of Dallas)
Architect: 5G Studio/BOKA Powell, Dallas (a joint venture)
Civil Engineer: URS Corp., Dallas
Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake Inc., Dallas
MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers Inc., Dallas
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Walker Engineering Inc., Fort Worth; Brandt, Carrollton