When completed, the Homewood Suites by Hilton will have 151 fully equipped rooms in downtown Greenville. Our team installed the foundations, slab on grade, core walls, slab on metal deck and pan stairs. We selected the SoCon / ULMA MEGAFORM formwork system to build the 4 cores due to the rollback feature, which allowed us to maximize our crane usage.
The building is situated near the property line, which displayed some site-specific challenges. As a team, we planned our work safely and precisely to minimize the impact to the adjacent property. To eliminate the risk of fallen items: we installed screenings on the formwork, coordinated the formwork lifts at minimal pedestrian impact times and installed splatter screens to mitigate concrete from splashing.
Our project team used weekly project team meetings to review our executed work, schedule and create solutions to the challenges that come along with working in the central business district, such as noise ordinances. Most importantly, we have not had any recordable incidents, which is a result of the focus placed on safety and the culture exhibited by our team through detailed daily planning.