This 34,000 sf project was a relocation/combination project for Arcadis’ corporate offices. This project was a two-floor full renovation in the Overlook II Building that ultimately combined two separate Arcadis facilities into one cohesive office. Competitively bid among three general contractors, the project was awarded to Cornerstone just five days prior to project start up. A preliminary meeting with the Arcadis project team revealed the tight 16-week deadline for completion. This tight timeline required heavy site coordination as well as daily scheduling updates to our Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule and weekly scheduling calls. The construction portion of the project was finished more than a week ahead of schedule, which allowed more time for the heavy furniture package to be installed.
As the Arcadis construction project team was based primarily out of Houston, Cornerstone served as the liaison for items requiring building approval/coordination. Highlights of the project included heavy demolition, large, open concept office areas, all new glass fronts on both large conference spaces, new 2×4 direct/indirect LED lighting, new upgraded ceiling tile and grid throughout both floors, new full-height mahogany doors, and upgraded floor finishes throughout. This project also included upgrades to the electrical distribution on the floor, as the occupant/furniture load was greater than previously required. We were able to identify this challenge early on and coordinate with the engineering team to handle this upgrade efficiently and within the overall project schedule.