Originally known as First National Tower, Akron’s tallest building completed in 1931, is now a component of Cascade Plaza. The project included window replacements that were historically consistent with building’s design.
The biggest challenge, is that the building remained occupied during the replacement phase. Careful logistics were studied to minimize the impact to employees and tenants. Tall buildings have serious safety challenges in addition to limited storage areas and access to elevators.
Our phased delivery approach was on-time and on-budget. We served as the prime contractor and provided all logistics, planning, and work for this large and complex project.
PROJECT TYPE: High-Rise Phased Window Replacement
CLIENT: FirstMerit Real Estate
Consultation- Window Opening Assessment, Site Review, and Product Selection
Specification & Design Assistance- Non-Proprietary Design Assistance for Architects
General Contractor- Managed the Construction and Phasing Mock-Up- Design, Manufacture, and Install for stakeholders’ approval prior to start
Procurement & Delivery- Critical schedule coordination for multiple phases
Cornell Turcu: Project Manager
Rick Pollman: Construction Manager