The Terraces Building – Georgia
Shaw Contract Georgia recently completed an unusual and complex project. The Terraces Buildings are located at Perimeter Center and are comprised of twin eleven story buildings containing a total of 495,000 SF of class “A” office space. The buildings were purchased in early 2008 from Equity Office Properties by a joint venture between Barry Real Estate and Rubenstein Realty. The new owners planned an extensive renovation of all public areas. Humphries and Company was the chosen as the General Contractor and Associated Space Design was the architect challenged with the renovation of the 20 year old buildings. Both towers have two story “open air” lobbies with fountains and pools that flow both inside and outside the building. The project involved removing 30,000 SF of existing ceramic pavers and reinstalling 30,000 SF of 1′ X 2′ and 2′ X 2′ Italian Creme Marble pavers. The scope included monumental stairs that were to be clad in stone. In addition to the floors, over 10,000 SF of dimensional / vertical Jura Veined Marble was fabricated and installed in the elevator lobbies and on planters and fountain / pools. All vertical stone was installed using copper wire, anchors and molding plaster. Additional work included the renovation of eighty eight (88) public rest-rooms in both buildings, and the replacement of all of the carpet in public corridors- over 7,000 SY of Constantine Custom broadloom carpet. The rest-room renovation involved the fabrication and installation of Venetian Gold granite countertops and back splashes and mosaic ceramic tile on the floors and wet walls.
This project took place over a six month span in difficult conditions as the building is fully occupied. All work started at 8:00 PM and had to be completed and cleaned by 5:00 AM. At the peak of this project, twenty (20) ceramic and stone mechanics were working nine hour shifts, six days a week. SCF employees Brandon Eves and Thomas Ross arrived on site each morning at 6:00 AM to meet with building manager and GC Supt. to assure job site cleanliness and address any safety issues prior to tenant arrival. The demo of the existing pavers involved the construction of portable dust tents and use of negative air machines to control dust. The planning of this project was intense as it required the internal production of shop drawings and shop tickets for each piece of fabricated stone. Close coordination was required between our project management staff and the stone fabricators in Germany and Italy. A trip to the fabricator in Germany was required by the owner and architect to physically view and approve the stone blocks prior to cutting into slabs.
Contract Value : $1,783,328.00
SCF Project Managers: Greg Dickerson & Bryan Parker
SCF Field Superintendents: David Sutton & Jeff Burch
Installation Crews; Mike Oden and Frank Diaz
Coleman-Adams Construction – StarTek – Denver
StarTek, a large Denver based company, develops and operates call centers for a number of cell phone companies. Spectra Contract Flooring in Denver has completed thirteen of these call centers across the USA and Canada. The location featured is located in Collinsvillem VA. This project has 50,000 SF of finished floor using carpet, static dissipative tile, Tarkett linoleum, and resilient Base. The space was nearly 1,600 miles away from the Spectra Contract Flooring Denver location, but the project went as smoothly as if they were next door. The materials were shipped to a will call site and picked up by our installation professionals.
Technicolor – Technicolor Building 20 Lobby – Los Angeles
Technicolor, a company which services all filmmakers from studios to independent production companies, recently contacted Spectra Los Angeles to manage a very complex installation of linoleum flooring. Armstrong, Marmorette was their product of choice, and one that the customer envisioned two colors of linoleum cut into a film strip appearance. Another important detail for the customer was the ability for the product to display a continuous flow connecting the lobby to adjoining corridors as well as the elevator cab. Technicolor needed a flooring contractor that could provide solutions that would result in a very creative appearance with their new linoleum.
Just as it takes a quality film to project a movie, it takes a skilled flooring contractor to take a customers image and turn into a masterpiece on the floor. Curtis Colegrove from Spectra Los Angeles took on the challenge from the very beginning, making sure every detailed was covered so Technicolor would receive the flooring appearance they expected. Precise seaming of linoleum was mandatory, one that Curtis was able to accomplish through a combination of laser cutting and experienced installers. Curtis thorough communication with all parties involved resulted in an accurate installation exceeding the customers’ expectations.
Another example of from Concept to Completion, we’ve got you covered.
Walker Brands – Tampa Bay
When Walker Brand Communications, the premier branding company in the Tampa Bay Area, decided to build their new offices in South Tampa, they knew it must be a facility that would set them apart from any other building in Tampa. Therefore, they planned to have The Beck Group build the first LEED Certified Building in Tampa.
To create a LEED certified building, every product and service must be reviewed and evaluated for its contribution towards the LEED certification. Flooring products and the contractor that installs them are no exception.
When The Beck Group assembled the construction team to complete this project, they knew that Spectra Contract Flooring would be the best choice to deliver a flooring installation that would achieve all the goals of the end user. Once Spectra Contract Flooring was awarded the contract, the real fun began.
Walker Brand Communications wanted to install wood flooring throughout the majority of the space. They wanted to make sure that the wood selection worked well with the environmentally pleasing space they were looking to show off in the new building. Spectra Contract Flooring assisted the designer and end user in locating wood that would fit that need.
The heart pine used on the project was taken from the Suwanee River and was estimated to be over 150 years old. The wood used for the stair treads was taken from a barn built in 1860.
Spectra Contract Flooring was able to work through numerous challenges such as meeting the manufacturer’s requirements for moisture in the slab, creating the thresholds and reducers in the field from the boards, and other installation challenges that come with 3/4″ solid heart pine that was installed in ten to twelve foot long boards.
In the end, the installation as well as the overall project became a showpiece for Tampa Bay’s entry into the world of LEED Certified Buildings. If you are interested in visiting this unique and exciting space to view the wood installation, please contact Stephen Busbee at our Spectra Tampa Bay Location.
North Point Group – Leasing Office – Georgia
Designer: Julie McCullough of J. McCullough and Associates
Spectra Contract Flooring: Justin Regan
General Contractor: Ordner Construction
As you enter the lobby look around, you’ll see beauty, nature and the sky. When Development and Real Estate are the name of your game, first impression really matter. Given the challenge to not be trendy and be uniquely sophisticated we jumped to it. The octagon shape of the space created unique space for the client and a provided Spectra Contract Flooring with the daunting task of making sure that the grain on each piece of wood was running in the same direction. This space was designed to be very sophisticated by using the dark colored stained wood and a geometric shaped design in the pattern of the carpet tile by Patcraft Commercial.
Circle K Stores – Phoenix
Circle K is one of North America’s most popular and successful operators of convenience stores with more than 2,100 locations across the U.S. Recently Circle K decided to move their corporate headquarters to Tempe Arizona. From the very beginning one of our Phoenix Sales Associates, Laura Lungaretti, became involved in all aspects of the project.
Circle K was like no other customer in the sense they wanted products that would offer a unique and bold look, had a variety of accents, met their budget and would perform over time. Laura then guided the customer to a combination of products from J&J and Patcraftcarpet mills.
After final approval of the products and seaming diagrams, Laura then assisted by managing all the installation details. She ensured the correct amount of materials were provided, oversaw that all carpets were installed in the right pattern location and that this project was completed on time to meet the customers move in date.
Spectra’s experienced and accurate installers did an outstanding job hand cutting on site, all the unique accents for an impressive end result.
This type of involvement best defined Spectra’s motto “From Concept ot Completion, we’ve got you covered”.
Ron Pedonti, Pedonti Webb Studio – Tedder James Worden & Associates – Central Florida
Tedder James Worden, an Orlando based accounting firm, retained Ron Pedonti, Principal of Pedonti Webb Studio, to design their new 17,000 SF space on the 17th floor of the Wachovia Bank Building in downtown Orlando.
Mr. Pedonti sought the assistance of Libby Wingard, Business Development with Spectra Central Florida, in selecting the flooring finishes for this project in order to reconcile his design vision with product performance and budget considerations.
When the project went to bid, McCree General Contractors was selected to build out the space. Justin Page, Project Manager with Spectra Central Florida, has always had a good working relationship with McCree. McCree ultimately selected Spectra Central Florida based upon its past experience, and a recommendation from the design consultant, Mr. Pedonti, who had a level of trust that Spectra would deliver a good installation of a complex design incorporating multiple materials.
The project presented some unique challenges in the flooring design including:
* a multi-colored pattern in the breakroom in both the premium VCT and carpet tiles
* pattern insets within the carpet tile in the general office area
* a very striking lobby design that consisted of a bamboo pathway bordered by stone that transitions into a broadloom carpet
Spectra ultimately delivered the job on time and within budget.
* Atlas Delft Broadloom
* Hoboken Woods of Distinction Bamboo
* Interface Canoopy Carpet Tile
* Interface SuperFlor
* Mannington Solid Point VCT
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Dallas
Mary Kay Cosmetics is the world’s largest supplier of skin care and cosmetic products with their world headquarters located in Dallas, Texas.
Spectra Contract Flooring was given the daunting task of participating in an eight floor major remodeling project which included the demo and installation of 6,000 SY of carpet per floor (two floors per phase) to include both traditional office furniture and systems furniture lifting as part of the overall project scope. The work was to be done from 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM Monday-Friday with no down time or punch list allowed.
Ken Sanders, the Spectra-Dallas account manager in coordination with the Mary Kay project staff led the installation team through what was almost a flawless execution of Phase I. As a result, Mary Kay applauds both Ken and Spectra for their daily approach to the strategic communication and planning in not only meeting but ultimately exceeding their expectations through Phase I of the project. As a result of our efforts, Mary Kay has committed to working with Spectra over the next three years to complete their ever challenging remodel.
The Word for Today – Georgia
The It is the fastest growing devotional of its kind and one of the most widely read in the world. Spectra Contract Flooring Georgia had the opportunity to work with Merit Construction on this 14,000 square foot space. The space was designed by Julie McCullough of J. McCullough and Associates.
Ryan Avery, a project manager for six years at Spectra Contract Flooring Georgia. The design of this space utilized several floor covering products:
* 1,150 Square Yards of Patcraft Carpet Tile
* 117 Square feet of Forbo, using four different colors
* 1,100 square feet of Maple Wood provided by Custom Wholesale
* Johnsonite rubber stair treads and Johnsonite Cove Base