Colvos Construction was recently awarded the renovation of 144 guest rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle. This project, designed by Wimberly Interiors, will take just 12 weeks and is set to be complete in May.
The updated rooms will feature new lighting, wall coverings, case work, solid surface counter tops, mirrors, and carpet. Corridors will also receive new carpet.
In order to complete this project in such a short time frame, crews will work on the project in multiple shifts, up to seven days a week, and scheduling for the project has been coordinated by the hour. The team will focus on two floors at a time, maximizing trade efficiencies as they work their way from floor ten to floor three. This type of integrated construction phasing also allows the hotel to minimize the number of vacant rooms prior to Seattle’s busy summer travel season.
To maintain the project schedule, the team is using sophisticated project management tools including Bluebeam and Procore. These tools allow the team to quickly markup drawings and identify specific tasks that need attention. This information is then easily organized and distributed to the entire project team using Procore’s mobile app. Project Superintendent Alex Olson is impressed with the technology stating, “It’s great, we don’t have to log on to our computers, we just use our phones or tablets to submit RFIs and to communicate with the team. We are able to take care of questions quickly and can focus on the schedule.”