DAYTONA Rising Frontstretch Grandstand Replacement
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Award of Merit

Owner International Speedway Corporation
Lead Design Firm ROSSETTI Architects
General Contractor Barton Malow Co.
Structural Engineer Walter P Moore
MEP Engineer M-E Engineers

Daytona Rising, the $315-million-plus face-lift of Daytona International Speedway, measured one mile in length and roughly 2.5 million sq ft. The design-build team’s main focus was constructing five redesigned fan entrances and installing wider, more comfortable seating and other amenities. To retain and transform the 1950s-era facility’s fan experience, contractors installed an estimated 1,400 television screens, 60 suites with trackside views, 40 escalators and 17 elevators. Throughout nearly 30 months of construction, contractors planned activities to accommodate more than 16 race events each year, along with public tours and other special events. Lead contractor Barton Malow implemented a paperless system for managing the project, which included more than 147,500 files of project information and 3,255 design file PDFs. In all, the project required nearly 2.8 million man-hours.