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HUNTINGTON CONVENTION CENTER OF CLEVELAND

Turner Construction Company, Ozanne Construction, and Van Auken Akins Architects LLC were selected by Cuyahoga County and MMPI to be the Design-Builder for the $465 million Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation (GCHI) project. Services for the one million square-foot project included preconstruction starting in May 2010, and concluded with delivery of a GMP in November 2010, based on design development documents.

 

The preconstruction team led the effort to manage early cost estimates in the $500 million range to ultimately achieve the client’s goal of a $350 million GMP. The team delivered the project three months early through staff experience and innovative use of technology, including full BIM use. The four-story, 225,000 SF GCHI consists of medical showrooms, meeting rooms and a ballroom, and serves as the main entrance for the new Convention Center. The 750,000 SF Convention Center was constructed in place of the existing facility under the existing public mall and includes an exposition hall, meeting rooms, amenities, and a newly designed public mall plaza above.

 

As part of the design and construction management team, VAA provided Architectural, Interior Design, LEED certification and Construction Management services for this project. As Design-Build Manager, VAA coordinated the numerous A/E firms involved in the preconstruction process. VAA also provided design services for the Concession Stands, Leasing Plans, Administrative Offices, and FF&E package.

 

VAA was responsible for ensuring that the project achieves its sustainability goals. This involved performing a detailed LEED Credit compliance review for each interim Construction Documents package issued as well as tracking the impact of each submittal relative to the specific LEED Credit and overall goals. In addition, VAA was responsible for the Erosion, Sediment and Indoor Air Quality Inspection Reports during construction.

 

LEED:  Gold Certification

 

Award:  2014 ENR Midwest Best of Merit

Award: 2017 National AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design as part of the Cleveland Civic Core and Convention Center Complex submission

 

CLIENT

Cuyahoga County

LOCATION

Cleveland, Ohio

SIZE

1 Million SF

COST

$465 Million

COMPLETION

2013

ROLE

Construction Management

2014 ENR Midwest Best of Merit

2017 National AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design as part of the Cleveland Civic Core and Convention Center Complex submission