Margaritaville wins one of the 2020 American Concrete Institute Awards!

“Because the hotel is located on the beach, concrete was the obvious choice to ensure the property would uphold to tropical storms and hurricanes.”
The property is an eight-story, 200,000 sqft, beachfront hotel with 202 guestroom units and a three-level parking garage. The hotel includes casual-luxe design throughout, retail space, Grab and Go store, Landshark Bar and Grill with signature food and beverage concepts, a fitness center, and an outdoor recreation area complete with a pool and fire pit.
Concrete is a superior building material to combat the corrosive nature of this environment. Dynamic analysis of creep and shrinkage effects on the elevated post-tension slabs was performed to understand how the structure would behave long term. The analysis results were utilized to specify a specific concrete mix design with an admixture that allowed the construction team to eliminate the need for closure strips. Statnamic load testing was performed on test piles for the structure which yielded a higher capacity than originally anticipated. This allowed a significant reduction in the amount of deep foundations required for the structure significantly reducing the construction cost.
Owner: MSB Hotels IV, LLC
Contractor: WELBRO Building Corporation 
Architect: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc
Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. 
Concrete Supplier: Deep Foundations, SRM Building, Prestige 
Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida