Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — The Best of 2011 — March 16 - 29, 2012 — 25C
The Favorite/Most Unusual Engineering Project of 2011
Falcon Engineering, Architecture & Energy Consultants Camelot Condominium Association — Exterior Façade Restoration —
Nave Newell, Inc. Valley Forge Casino Resort — Redevelopment —
Falcon was hired to design, bid & provide construction management services for this 19-story luxury highrise building. The entire original exterior façade required reconstruc- tion due to original construction defects. Original estimates through litigation included displacement of all residents and removal & replacement of exterior panel wall assemblies with estimated cost >$10M. Falcon was able to design a program to achieve the work while allowing all residents to remain in the apartments with minimal disturbance, saving over $5M on project cost & allowing building to garner monies from NJBPU Pay for Performance Program to assist in paying for the energy related upgrades. Falcon chose to bid this project because of the combination of energy savings, increas- ing curb appeal and the nuts and bolts engineering problems and the recladding and structural repair work that was necessary fit perfectly into our business model. The challenges of reducing the budget and allowing residents to remain in their apartments while achieving and exceeding the goals of the original project plan were appealing. Falcon internally has multi-disciplined engineers, architects, energy specialists and code experts that specialize in existing facilities and retrofits, making the Camelot project a perfect fit for the firm.
Nave Newell provided land development services for the redevelopment of the Valley Forge Convention Center into a new casino resort. Site renovations consisted of alterations to the circulation, main driveway, and parking lot layout and associated re-grading as well as modi- fications to the stormwater and sanitary sewer conveyance systems servicing the site. Nave Newell updated the topography plan, performed sewer capacity calculations, designed the stormwater collection system, improved the site layout and circulation to provide parking for 2,300 vehicles and provided landscape, lighting and signage improvements. This project is currently under construction and plans to be open spring 2012. Since starting this project in 2007, we have faced much design, legislative and funding hurdles, but it is very exciting to see it taking shape as a highly anticipated regional entertainment/resort destination. Working on a redevelopment project of this caliber involves many challenges, particularly maintaining an operational facility during construction, as well as successfully handling unforeseen underground constraints while maintaining the very tight timeline for opening. Despite the complexities of this project, construction is currently moving along at a rapid pace and is on target for an early spring opening.
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682 Highway 202/206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Phone: 908-595-0050 Fax: 908-595-0012
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