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MOVE IT ON UPt the time of its grand opening on April 25, 2008, the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor Maryland was one of the largest of its kind. It was the largest hotel project on the Eastern Seaboard, and the fourth largest in the world. The challenge of a project of this scale was to maintain the grandeur envisioned by the Gaylord Hotels Company while maintaining an ambitious construction schedule and keeping an already substantial budget from ballooning. One of the ways in which the project was able to do this was by using A crane helps move more than 300,000 sheets of drywall from the ground to a team of installers several floors up. By Dave Richwine ABOUT THE GAYLORD NATIONAL contractors and subcontractors who could make the most of every manhour invested on their specific facet of the project. One such subcontractor, faced with the task of moving more than 312,000 sheets of drywall from the ground to a team of installers, combined an effective use of a specialized Fascan crane and personnel to maintain their schedule and reduce cost overruns. Set along the banks of the Potomac River, the massive $865 million facility boasts 2,000 luxurious guest rooms, including 110 lavish suites, and 470,000 square feet of meeting, convention and exhibit space. National Harbor is located just minutes south of the nation’s capital in Prince George’s County, Md. PROJECT DETAILS • Name: The Gaylord National Hotel • Location: National Harbor, Md. • Project Owner: Gaylord Hotels, Nashville • Related Consultants and Contractors: Eldersburg Building Supply, Eldersburg, Md. and; Fascan International, Baltimore | Walls & Ceilings | December 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Walls & Ceilings - December 2009

Walls & Ceilings - December 2009
Up Front
Trade News
Most Requested Products of 2009
Sixth Annual Excellence Awards
Move it on Up
City Central
The Finish Line
Smart Business
Trowel Talk
Straight Green
All in Agreement
Industry Voices
Information Showcase
Classified Marketplace
Advertiser Directory

Walls & Ceilings - December 2009