Weifield’s design-build Colorado Convention Center Expansion project with Hensel Phelps (General Contractor) kicked off in May and includes the design and construction of approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of vertical expansion to the Convention Center, a renovation of approximately 120,000 sq. ft. of lobby space, new vertical conveyances, and required code and life safety upgrades. The expansion areas include rooftop expansion, a new 80,000 sq. ft. ballroom, a 50,000 sq. ft. outdoor terrace, and a new smoke control head end system for the entire building; the facility will also have a new state-of-the-art lighting control system and a color changing light scheme within the ballroom space.
According to Brad Chapman, Weifield Superintendent, the team is currently working on the enabling portion of the project – rerouting feeders and moving electrical rooms in preparation for the new structure to go in, and competing the power to the first of two tower cranes that will be on site. Our crew is also adding elevators throughout the existing structure, requiring us to move numerous interior conduits and demo many areas.
Preparing the structure for the expansion is anticipated to complete in December, 2022 – with the entire job completing in December, 2023. These photos show the current progress as well as a virtual model of the million-pound track crane that will sit over the existing structure as it is built, and a project rendering of the completed project.
Can’t wait to see the progress on this one, CCCX team!