Hilton Alpharetta

Hilton Alpharetta
  • Full-service hotel
  • 249 rooms, 8 stories
  • 178,000 square feet

Developer: Chartwell Hospitality

Architect: Rabun Architects

Contractor: Crain Construction

Concrete: I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.

Team Overcomes Soil Issues, Materials Delay with Planning and Flexibility

Soil issues, delayed materials and COVID-19 challenged Crain Construction while teaming with Chartwell Hospitality LLC to build a new Hilton Hotel in Georgia’s Fulton County. Extreme planning and flexibility kept the project moving forward.

The Alpharetta hotel site was pad ready when we took over the project as general contractor. But several months into the job, work was paused to investigate and correct substandard soil causing building issues. Instead of stopping the entire project for two and a half months while the soil issue was resolved, our team kept framing, electrical, plumbing and everything moving as much as possible to mitigate the impact of stoppage on the project.

Project highlights:

  • Hilton hotel is based on prototype the same team built in Franklin, Tenn., with 50 percent of subcontractors for both projects.
  • Low-mobility grouting was installed to prevent the substandard soil from further affecting the building and allowed construction team to proceed on critical path of installing precast veneer.
  • Team met virtually with 15 subcontractor companies four or five times a week to keep everyone informed and working off the same page during Covid.
  • Material delays forced changes to the interior design, but team sourced other available materials and kept the project moving forward.
  • Our team’s ability to adapt and remain client focused earned high praise from hotel leadership.

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