Potawatomi Hotel Expansion Steel
In Milwaukee, the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel is expanding its lodging capacity. With structural steel required for this new expansion, JP Cullen is self-performing the erection of this ongoing project.
Steel Self-Performance Includes:
- Steel Erection
- Steel Detailing
- Moment Welding
- Shear Studs
As the steel is erected, a difficult challenge lies in the location of the steel erection. Surrounded by existing walls on all but the east wall face of the project, JP Cullen has erected the steel from within the closed space toward the road front. Key placement points were designated to strategically fit equipment for the installation and erection of the steel. Additionally, to ward off the difficulties of congestion, JP Cullen and the present subcontractors coordinate shipments and construction.
Safety Precautions in the City:
With any elevated projects, safety is a major focus. For this expansion, a major safety concern is associated with pedestrians and vehicles. High traffic areas require acute attention to detail for safety. With fall hazards and shipment deliveries, JP Cullen will use crew members to flag both pedestrians and vehicles for safety. Additionally, controlled access zones, appropriate signage, 360 Degree Awareness, and anchor points and tie off points on boom and scissor lifts will be utilized.