City of Largo Wastewater Treatment Operation Building Update

The City of Largo’s new Wastewater Operations Building has reached the important milestone having successfully been topped out. Currently the project is well over a month ahead of schedule. Our work with the City of Largo remains uninterrupted.

The new 8-million-dollar stand-alone building will house administration offices and laboratory facilities for the City of Largo Environmental Services. The three-story cast-in-place concrete and masonry building is elevated and hardened to be able to resist category-5 level storms, a first for the city.

The onsite team has recently just completed the thermoplastic polyolefin membrane roof.  The team also finished the concrete work on third floor, the second floor is expected to be finished within the next week.

Our team is on track to exceed the project goals and deliver another successful project for the City of Largo.

Zota Beach Resort Earns Condé Nast Traveler Top 30 Resort in Florida

The Zota Beach Resort has earned a spot in Condé Nast Traveler Top 30 Resort in Florida. Biltmore Construction wishes to congratulate Ocean Properties and The Zota Beach Resort for winning this prestigious award. We wish you continued success!

Biltmore Construction completed this beautiful luxury oceanfront hotel in 2017 which involved constructing a new, six-story tower and lobby connecting to an existing five-story tower including all amenities: pool, restaurant, banquet and meeting rooms, administration/staff offices, luxury spa and an elaborate, multi-tiered, outdoor waterfall feature.

Biltmore Construction has been serving the hospitality and resort industry since 1954. We are fortunate to have completed many successful projects such as the Clearwater Beach Hotel, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Loch Ness Recreation Complex at InnisBrook Resort, the Sea Stone Resort and Suites and the Sirata Beach Hotel. We enjoy being a construction partner that our hospitality facility owners can depend on and look forward to building more award winning facilities in the near future.

 

To see more of our commercial real estate work please visit our website at https://biltmoreconstruction.com/commercial/

 

COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 16th staff at Biltmore Construction will begin working remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 health risk. We are doing this to ensure the safety of our clients, employees and subconsultants by reducing the chance of spreading the virus.

Our proactive strategy prevents interruptions to day-to-day operations and we expect business to continue as normal.

We are proud of our long successful relationship with the Florida Department of Health and applaud them for the work they are doing during this difficult time. Biltmore has converted lab facilities during various health scares and stands ready to assist during COVID-19. Our quick response is proven during a crisis. For example, during Hurricane Irma, the Department of Corrections deployed us within 24 hours to repair 70 roofs in a very short period of time.

Foundations Underway for Plantation Key Courthouse

Biltmore is now laying the foundations of Monroe County’s new Plantation Key Judicial Courthouse and Detention Facility. The completed 48,000 square foot facility will be an efficient consolidation of several government offices. The finished complex will include the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida, State Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Clerk of Court’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Public Works Office.

The two-story courthouse includes three courtrooms, judges chambers, and Clerk of the Court’s civil and criminal offices. The construction also includes a new on site parking garage. The new on-site detention facility will cover 11,000 square feet and include a 57-person bunk room. In addition, the building features improved electronic security control and devices, Control Room, and Officer’s Bunk Room.

Built on an active site adjacent to the old courthouse facility all buildings will feature improved security and technology. Another key improvement is the facility will be hardened to withstand sustained winds over 150 MPH. The sitework also includes new paving, improved drainage, and full landscaping. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2022.

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Work Begins on the FIU Emergency Management Center

Biltmore Construction has recently begun construction on Florida International University’s new Public Safety and Emergency Management Center. The expansion will address two key concerns for the University: 1) Providing dedicated space for safety and security personnel 2) Create an updated emergency operations center.

The project involves the conversion of the second floor of an active parking garage to provide an expanded emergency operations center built to withstand Catagory-5 storms. The complex will also include service operations, equipment storage, offices, conference rooms and break rooms.

Biltmore will also be renovating the adjacent space to include a locker room, sleeping space, laundry service space, showers, food storage and offices that will be used by essential FIU personnel during emergency events. This ensures all necessary departments can remain in operation during any emergency.

The project will adhere to all University conservation strategies and will be LEED certified. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2021.

Plantation Key School Official Ribbon Cutting

On March 31st Plantation Key School will be having their official ribbon cutting event. Biltmore has been proud to serve as the construction management firm for this unique school. We are excited to see what the future holds for this campus and its students.

Plantation Key School is a State-of-the-Art school providing a 21st century learning environment for the local community. This specialized facility is a two-story, cast-in-place structure designed to withstand Category-5 storms. The new school houses many new and unique features such as a marine-science lab, waterside amphitheater, flexible learning spaces and a “Science-On-a-Sphere” lab which uses a global display system to project real time information from all over the globe.

Our work also included site redevelopment. The outdoor ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, physical education and gymnasium structure as well as three new playgrounds and amphitheater were all phased on an occupied campus while the new school was built and the existing school was demolished.

Tampa Bay is Building Up, but is Everyone Benefiting?

 

Across Tampa Bay you’ll see hotels, towers and roads underway, the area is not short of construction projects. With an average of 906 new residents coming to the Sunshine State, it seems like the construction is not going to stop anytime soon. More than buildings are going up.

Rent has spiked all over Florida with Tampa Bay seeing the biggest impact. A study released by Apartment guide ranked St. Pete as the fourth highest city for rental rate increase, with Tampa not far behind. As condos and apartment complexes go up in these cities it seems to do little to lower rent costs and affordable housing has grown harder to find.

With costs on the rise what should be done about it? St. Petersburg has committed to spend $60 million to build affordable apartments over the next ten years, meanwhile Hillsborough County is devoting $10 million every year for an affordable housing trust.

Are local and state governments doing enough to address this or should private development step up building housing that more people can afford? Will building housing complexes be the next gold rush for general contractors in Tampa Bay? One thing is certain, construction is not slowing down any time soon.

Biltmore Begins Construction of City of Largo Wastewater Treatment Operations Building

Biltmore has began construction on the City of Largo’s newest building. The 13,000-square-foot wastewater treatment building will serve as the operations center and water testing facility for the City of Largo Environmental Services.

Built with resiliency in mind this facility is being built to maintain vital operations and accommodate laboratory staff during storms. The building is designed with a 24 foot raised elevation, and built to resist Category-5 hurricane force winds, a first for the city.

The three-story hardened building also places an emphasis on sustainability. To promote green living and practices this building features solar-ready roofing, as well as an electric vehicle charging station.

Biltmore Transforms Academy of Holy Names Media Center

Biltmore, as part of the Academy of Holy Names’ facilities master plan, just finished transforming an existing, 30,000 square foot, two-story media building from a traditional library space into an advanced 21st Century Media Center featuring collaborative learning spaces.

The goal was to transform this traditional media center into a 21st century learning facility that nurtures collaboration and hands-on learning. While the old media center was designed and built for obtaining books and lending them to students or teachers, the newly transformed 21st century media center supports student collaboration and group work – the dominant instruction and learning style today. Quiet study space, support for Bring Your Own Technology, content-creation tools, and a flexible environment that can be reconfigured on the fly to meet ever-changing needs of staff and students.

Doral’s New Legacy Park Opens

This new, 18-acre urban park included extensive Brownfield site remediation, a 2–story, 38,300 SF recreation building housing a gymnasium, classroom/community room, performance stage with audio/visual and stage lighting; two full-size indoor basketball courts with an elevated running track and workout area; an aerobics and dance studio with folding partitions; and all ancillary support spaces.  Additional features include baseball and soccer fields, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts and a large splash pad.