Resurrecting Arizona’s Famed Property, Mountain Shadows Resort.
After closing down more than 10 years ago, the Mountain Shadows Resort will soon see new life. The once prestigious piece of property will be revamped with a new 175-room hotel that includes 31 hotel-condominium units, a restaurant, a market, a fitness facility, and the rehabilitated Mountain Shadow Golf Course.
With national contracting powerhouse Balfour Beatty at the helm, Bergelectric will be responsible for the high-end electrical installation that a resort like this requires. “It’s a great opportunity for us to build on our relationship with Balfour Beatty locally,” said Bergelectric Preconstruction Manager Charles Anderson. “Nationally, we have built some incredible facilities together. We’re looking forward to continuing that trend in the Phoenix market.”
The construction schedule is tight, as the owners—Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corp. and Scottsdale’s Westroc Hospitality Partnership—are pushing a February 2017 deadline. With less than a year left, Bergelectric has turned to their BIM Department to coordinate the majority of the installation before it hits the field. This will help to prevent delays further down the line. “BIM has already been a big help,” said Bergelectric Project Manager David Monaco. “With BIM, we have been able to utilize our Prefabrication Department to build the electrical room cubes off-site, then delivered and set into place. This has saved us a great deal of time and has also helped Balfour Beatty expedite the underground process. Berg’s BIM Department will be a big help above ground, and space will be a commodity in the corridor ceilings throughout the resort,” he added.
Bergelectric is assisting Blum Consulting Engineers, Inc. on the electrical design of the resort. Berg is tapping into their experiences on similar high-end resorts to help manage the design that has gone through many changes since initial conception. Their in-house Preconstruction Department and Designers have been managing these changes while keeping the design within budget—providing valuable options to the owner in the process.