The first urban high-rise Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, was recently topped off six weeks ahead of schedule by contractor Mortenson Construction. Mortenson and its subcontractors topped off the 17-story concrete structure that quickly despite there being virtually no room to stage or store materials and equipment onsite. Mortenson used Trimble technologies like GPS placement to pinpoint locations to install materials quickly, and construction was coordinated through a Revit model. Lean techniques included 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize and sustain), the Last Planner System and pull planning. Mortenson is also developing the hotel, its first Chicago project, and completion is expected by February 2019.
Home2 Suites Chicago Hotel Tops Off Six Weeks Early
July 11, 2018