1600 Tower is part of the Minneapolis West Business Center. This nine story, 248,172 sq. ft. building includes a two-story penthouse and four-story atrium in the center of the building accompanied by retail and restaurants with a heated corridor to Duke’s Travelers Express Tower. This building was created with architecture pre-cast and included low E insulated windows for energy efficiency of the envelope.
Since this was project was built in an urban area, one challenge was the limited construction area to use for constructing the building and parking garage. Coordination of construction activities between the building and parking structure had to be completed simultaneously too maintain the schedule. To do this intense coordination of construction activities played an intense part in completing this project.
Mr. Smith was responsible for the budget estimate and design management as well as schedule and permitting. Keeping track of potential changes and cost impacts was crucial to completing this project within budget. By spearheading the project through permitting the schedule was able to be maintained and the project completed on time. Mr. Smith had a key role in completing this project on time and within budget.