Building Industry Magazine - October 2013 - (Page 12)

ConceptToCompletion A N dA Z MAUI AT WAILEA RESORT & SPA A landmark event in Hawaii’s hospitality sector was recorded on September 1, 2013, with the blessing and opening of ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa on the Island of Maui— the first ANdAZ hotel to be located in a resort destination. Global Scale, Local Perspective Emphasizing one of the brand’s core elements, ANdAZ Maui at Wailea will create and maintain a close relationship with its neighborhood. “As we welcome guests from around the world, we aim to connect them to Wailea’s rich history through unique, local experiences that truly make for an unforgettable stay,” says Michael Stephens, general manager. This goal also is reflected in the design and construction of the unique Hyatt property located on 15 oceanfront acres along Maui’s premiere southwestern coastline. “The design is set apart from the other resorts on the island and will be a gem in Hyatt’s showcase,” says Dan Walsh, senior project engineer for Swinerton Builders, general contractor for the new resort. ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa offers 297 guestrooms and suites, including seven upscale villas. The property also includes four infinity pools, a full-service spa and two restaurants, Ka‘ana Kitchen and Morimoto Maui, by acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Photo © 2013 Ed Gross - The Image Group, LLC Mahalo Building Industry magazine would like to thank Commercial Shelving, Inc.; Acutron LLC; Group Builders, Inc., and Goodfellow Bros., Inc. for supporting this Concept to Completion. The Nuts and Bolts “Construction began in September 20ll,” says Walsh, “with the demolition phase” [of the former Renaissance Beach Resort Maui, which closed several years ago] “dominating activity for the first eight months. The previous hotel was left in ruins during the recession years. “Numerous design changes and revisions posed tough challenges for the crew throughout the duration of the project. Demolition of a 38-yearold structure always yields surprises and ANdAZ certainly was no exception. We uncovered numerous footings, grade and tie beams as well as underslab piping and conduits not shown on any contract documents. Everyone learned that ‘as-built drawings’ is really a euphemism. There were a total of 29 official ASI (architect’s supplemental instructions) design revisions, the last one being issued as late as January 2013. 12 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | OCTOBER 2013 Right: ANdAZ during construction “The design included many low voltage features,” Walsh explains, “intended to give guests new experiences and consisting of remotely controlled features within the room working in pre-determined sequences. This included air conditioning, shades that would raise when the entry door was opened, and audio-visual features, for example. Coordinating these unrelated systems so they would ‘talk’ with each other proved to be the most difficult challenge of the entire project. “BIM (building information modeling) was used on the project in the early stages but proved to be problematic when the numerous MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) revisions started. Swinerton will surely be looking at BIM in the future with this experience in mind, especially when working on remodel projects. “Given the challenges in this development—the almost 40-year-old structure that was recycled and the short time frame aggravated by the constraints of operating within an existing high-end resort setting—the end result is impressive.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - October 2013

NEWS BEAT HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo
Coffman Engineers ranks 58th
DOT fuel pier at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor
Hawthorne Cat hosts demo day
ABC 12th Annual Golf Tournament
GCA Hawaii hosts Construction Update
True Life Cos. Buys Acreage on Big Island
Coco Palms: rebuilding an island icon
Spotlight on Success: Physical Fitness Center Camp Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - October 2013