The Argosy Casino is a dramatic destination which transformed during the course of this project into what is now known as the Hollywood Casino. The projects consisted of a 270,000 sf Gaming Vessel, harbor sitework, a 27,000 sf Casino Link, a 47,000 sf Annex Building, a 500,000 sf parking garage with 1,457-spaces and an Elevated Pedestrian Walkway, which houses the longest continuous “moving sidewalk” in the United States.
Through Messer’s careful planning, the Argosy remained open throughout construction, ensuring Argosy’s millions of visitors remained safe. In addition, Messer teamed with Harmon Construction, a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE), to grow Harmon’s capacity and to ensure the client’s and Messer’s supplier diversity goals were met.
Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Management is a contractual agreement in which the construction manager (CM) is hired by the owner to coordinate the total construction of a project. The owner, designer /s and the construction manager are a team from planning through construction. The basic objective of the CM method is to integrate the project planning, design, construction and post-construction phases of the projects. This approach allows creativity in developing design to achieve the owner’s goals.
The CM is responsible for the performance of the job and holds the trade contracts in this arrangement. The CM also offers a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which guarantees the owner that the total cost of the project will not exceed a maximum amount.
- Collaborative team approach
- CM provides creative input, strong planning and construction expertise during design
- Reduces owner project oversight
- Earlier reliable cost estimates
- Reduction in change orders
- CM holds financial risk with GMP
- Ideal for owners with internal management resources
- Allows for Fast-Track/early start of construction reducing overall schedule