WBCM provided engineering services for the design and construction of an eight-story guest tower as part of the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center. The hotel has 209 guest rooms and 27,000 square-feet of event space, including an amphitheater, conference rooms, an executive board room, and ballrooms.

WBCM was brought in by the project contractor and steel fabricator to provide value engineering services after the initial design proved too costly. WBCM’s redesign of the guest tower reduced steel costs by 10%, keeping it below the $4 million budget.

WBCM coordinated closely with the steel fabricator, contractor, and architect to complete the redesign, provide shop drawings, and facilitate fabrication within four months of notice to proceed. The quick turnaround allowed the project to remain on schedule.

Client
Wohlsen Construction
Service(s) Provided
Structural Engineering
Location
Reading, PA

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