After approximately one year of pre-construction work and budget pricing, Winter was awarded the Renaissance on Peachtree project, which is a $3.5 million renovation of a 15-story senior living apartment complex.
Renovation work included upgrades to the mechanical rooftop equipment, replacement of the roof, repairing and repainting the exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS), and upgrading the corridors. After being awarded this contract, the owner, Formation Development Group, awarded Winter a change order to upgrade their common areas on floors 1-4.
All work is being completed in an occupied facility, so construction and system shutdowns need to be carefully coordinated to minimally affect the residents and staff. Adding to the complexity of the project, the site itself has a very tight area for parking, deliveries and staging. Winter was required to use a crane to place the new mechanical equipment on the roof, which was a difficult task, due to coordination of food delivery trucks, resident parking and resident move-ins. Winter also had to hire a helicopter to place a new cooling tower and remote terminal unit (RTU) to the center of the roof, because the crane could not reach this area. This task required evacuating the top two floors of the building and acquiring and off-site landing area for the helicopter to refuel. Through the efforts of the project team and coordination with all involved, the helicopter pick was completely successful.
Work has expanded to include all exterior civil work, including hardscapes and landscapes.