VJS Construction Services has been awarded “Most Challenging Project Award – Greatest Pivot on a Project” at the 2021 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards for the Saint John’s on the Lake, North Tower Expansion project. The project consisted of approximately 422,000 square feet of new construction and minor interior renovations. The overall scope of the projects included two main phases of construction.
There were two major obstacles to overcome on this site, the first being the proximity to the other buildings. The site was sandwiched in between two buildings with 2” to spare on either side of the building and required multiple floor tie-in locations to create a seamless look. Additionally, the onset of the pandemic created a new host of issues working within an occupied senior living campus.
Infection control measures were implemented, requiring twice weekly COVID tests, daily health screenings, and reconfiguring site access to allow access to the construction site without entering occupied areas of the building.
Navigating the challenges of keeping residents safe, craftspeople working within the construction limits, and testing of onsite workers, the project continued on and was delivered to coincide with the Owner’s required move-in schedule without jeopardizing the health and safety of the construction crews or Saint John’s on the Lake staff and residents.