Build Group Constructs Palo Alto Hotel, The Epiphany

The 8-story structure will open its doors in the summer of 2013 as a four-star boutique hotel. The existing building’s interior and exterior will be completely refurbished into a lobby, work lounge, restaurant, bar and 86 luxurious hotel rooms and suites. Since preconstruction began on the project, Build Group has been working with the client and design team. Providing design/build and value engineering services, Build Group has supplied invaluable assistance in the constructability of the remodel and helped to optimize the project return. The existing concrete structure originally built in the 70’s has an unusual Post Tensioned (PT) mat slab requiring special care and sequencing procedures during the retrofit. The team will be retrofitting the structure by installing a series of reinforced concrete walls, collector beams, and carbon fiber.