As the sun rises over the Superstition Mountains and lights up the East Valley, most of Phoenix is just getting out of bed and firing up their coffee machines. 野马山口, things have been brewing for a while—a flurry of construction activity is already under way.
A (digital) site walk in July takes viewers through different areas of construction at Wild Horse Pass. Senior Project Manager 抢劫 Kobierowski and superintendents on site explain best practices in concrete, 网站物流, and construction mock-ups to ensure quality and save time and money.
Crews here are busy building a 205-room hotel tower, a 43,000平方英尺的会议中心, 两个美丽的新水池, 屋顶餐厅和休息室, 在其他令人兴奋的增加和改进. Everything is on track to finish next fall when the expanded facilities will offer guests a new level of style, 舒适和乐趣. For now, a whole lot of skill and grit are at work to make that luxury come to life.
It’s been said before: success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Part of our team’s success in reaching—and in some cases, exceeding—project milestones at Wild Horse Pass has come from our preparation and ability to adapt. 据项目主管迈克 Nunn说, the pandemic presented challenges that nobody would have wished for, but it came with small silver linings that we’ve been able to take advantage of.
“The closures earlier this year let us start a couple weeks sooner on the pool complex and casino renovations,”迈克说. ”也, without having to work around guests during that time, we basically had 24-7 access and made huge gains on certain scopes.“赌场里面”, these included re-painting all the ceilings and soffits, re-carpeting地板, and converting all light fixtures to energy-saving LED. The unexpected schedule boost allowed us to perform other new scopes of work as well, 和整体, 我们的团队节省了大约一个半月的时间.
Drone video captured in early October shows what will be the new conference center and pool areas, 还有新的11层楼, 205-room tower with the existing 10-story Wild Horse Pass hotel tower and casino in the background.
Another difference-maker has been the performance of DET365手机版客户端’s 混凝土 Division. According to 迈克, “They’re running like a well-oiled machine. They’re actually beating their own schedule by a couple days per floor going up the hotel tower.迈克指出:“结构决定计划。. As concrete goes vertical, it opens up space for the trades on floors below. “我们已经推出了室内框架. So, the concrete work has really helped us in terms of schedule. 在两组之间, we operate as one team; having the ability to self-perform removes that tension and delay in communication you sometimes see when subbing this work out.”
Control, Predictability in an Era When Both Are in Short Supply
With so many moving parts and pieces spread out across the site, having control over the schedule offers added benefits. “We’re able to manage all of those question marks and variables that can get activities off track,高级项目经理抢劫 Kobierowski说. 这包括质量和安全等领域. 自从项目开始, DET365手机版客户端 has had zero safety incidents—that’s over 240 days with our concrete team operating incident-free.”
Creating predictable outcomes for our client often comes down to experience and team chemistry. 在DET365手机版客户端的野马垭口团队的所有级别, there’s a deep level of camaraderie and shared work history with these kinds of projects. 抢劫, 迈克, and fellow employee-owners including Preconstruction Project Manager Duane Miles and General Superintendent 迈克 Jackson have all worked together on multiple hotels and casinos across the valley.
That combined knowledge adds up fast, according to 抢劫. “We can take everything that made those projects successful—including our most recent project with the Harrah’s Ak-Chin扩张—and carry that knowledge forward to create even more value on this project. Continuous improvement is just as much about building people as it is about building process.”
As the new expansions and renovations at Wild Horse Pass take shape, hotel owners and the Gila River Indian Community are pleased with the project’s results thus far, 热切期待着明年秋天的盛大开幕. “This expansion is a major investment in the Gila River Indian Community and symbolic of a new chapter in our history,吉拉河酒店说 & 赌场首席执行官曼努埃尔. “It reflects our commitment to be a leader in the gaming and hospitality industry through enhanced experiences and amenities, and we look forward to seeing the continued representation of our community’s culture in the expansion project.”