Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Centre

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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Centre

Denver, Colorado

The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Centre is the largest Resort & Convention combination in Colorado. Some of its many impressive features include: 1,501 guest rooms, 114 suites, over 485,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, an outdoor pool that has capacity for 1200 people at one time, a lazy river, retails shops and the sweeping views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Flynn Southwest Denver began working on this joint venture with General Contractors M.A Mortenson Construction & Welbro Building Corporation in February 2017, and expect to finish in July 2018. Flynn’s scope of work includes 543,000 sq. ft. of PVC mechanically attached and fully adhered low slope roof systems, 311,800 sq. ft. of standing seam metal Roof, 7,000 sq. ft. of exposed fastened mechanical screen wall and 5,700 sq. ft. of flush seam soffit.

One constant challenge was weather. Crews experienced extreme conditions with winds over 40 mph at times, along with snow, ice, and the cold temperatures. In these frosty conditions, the roofs become extremely slippery, so slips, trips, and falls were a major concern. Flynn’s Foremen and site Safety Specialist Troy Norris perform rigorous daily site safety inspections, mitigating hazards and insuring a safe work environment.

In addition to slippery roofs, there were also numerous and varying steep roof slopes making loading and stocking materials very challenging, especially with other trades in close proximity. In fact, there were in excess of 1,500 workers on-site daily which created heavy traffic issues and controlled access zone necessities.

Flynn Gaylord Rockies Denver

Our crews pushed through the challenges together, remaining optimistic along the road to completion. Our goals were to avoid repetition of problems encountered at the early stages of this project. Establishing methods of continuous improvement of culture across the organization, implementing a firm process by mastering the schedule, optimized construction sequence, and capitalized best practices.

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