The Palm Beach Outlets project in West Palm Beach, Fla., consisted of two phases. The first phase included demolition of the existing 1.4 million square-foot Palm Beach Mall to allow construction of the 465,000 square-foot development to begin. The Outlet Center is comprised of 10 individual buildings of various sizes with over 100 tenant spaces and a food court area. The first phase also involved the complete redevelopment of the entire 87-acre site and miles of new underground utilities. The second phase of the project included the construction of the outdoor marketplace and a power center with approximately 18 retail tenants.
Alternative shade design yields two-month schedule improvement and saves client $4 million
During the planning phase of the Outlets, our team analyzed the original design for elements that could generate value. Our review revealed an expensive component of the project: shade structures connected to the building’s structural steel which would also extend the client’s ideal schedule.
Rather than using steel shade structures, our team proposed a combination of tensile steel cables and a deep, less-obtrusive foundation system.
The owner chose EMJ to continue with Phase 2 of the Marketplace project.
By collaborating and scrutinizing the original design, our team generated an additional $2 million dollars in value for the client bringing our total value generation to approximately $4 million dollars.