DINEEN Construction Corporation was the Construction Manager for this prestigious project located approximately 2-1/2 hours north of Toronto, and was responsible for all aspects of budgeting, scheduling, value engineering, trade procurement, quality control and accounting.
DINEEN worked closely with the hotel project management of this 5-star facility to ensure the requisite quality level was achieved within an occupied resort setting. Throughout the project the Owner’s priorities for the 5 phase development changed constantly requiring the ability to reschedule the projects finite labour force on an on-going basis.
The Deerhurst Resort and Conference Centre project was extremely intricate. It involved extensive excavation and blasting in the Canadian Shield while the existing renowned hotel was completely occupied. This $18 million project was situated around the existing occupied sports facility. A 102 room, four-storey hotel, added to one end of the existing building, was constructed with an insulated form system, hollow core floor slabs and the exterior was faced with a pre-finished cement board to resemble board and batten.
The architectural features included structural timber balconies, orange peel stucco interior walls and Internet wired suites. The structural timber Porte- Cochere and Grand Foyer, with massive fireplaces, were clad with simulated granite covers. Granite, cherry millwork and slate floors achieved a warm and impressive ambiance.
This diverse project was successful due to the co-operative efforts of the design team, hotel operator and strict compliance with the construction and hotel schedules.