|Services:||HVAC and Plumbing|
|General Contractor:||DPR Construction|
The Aloft/Element Hotel in downtown Austin is a 34-story dual-branded hotel development. The LEED certified 278-room Aloft Austin Downtown and 144-suite Element Austin Downtown features a restaurant and bar with outdoor, street-level dining along Congress Ave and a 2nd floor open-air bar. The hotels share amenities including a street-level terrace overlooking Congrees Ave., an oversized 24-hour fitness center, and nearly 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Early on in the BIM coordination phase, we encountered unfinished design on the lower levels of the podium and kitchen areas. We shifted our original plan of attack to step aside and allow the design to be finished while we moved ahead on upper levels then revisited the lower levels when design was finished. This allowed us to keep the momentum going in order to stay on track.
One of the most important things we were able to bring to the project was our communication skill. We believe prompt and open communication is the only way forward when it comes to effective project management. This, along with a reciprocated belief from DPR, only strengthen our relationship and improved the project success of the Aloft/Element Hotel.