2016 CSI Collaborative Building Team
The Cabela’s store in Ringgold, Ga., is a 70,000 sq. ft. structural masonry exterior, steel and wood glue-laminate structure built on a 9-acre site that required site utilities hardscapes, paving, landscaping and adjacent parcel entry drives. Interior finishes include stained concrete flooring, extensive rough sawn millwork, a live aquarium, a mural painted gunite mountain, café area and finished office space. The exterior features a stone veneer, rough sawn lumber siding and painted split face block.
EMJ worked with the owner, architect and engineers to successfully complete the project in approximately 7 months from commencement in August of 2014 to substantial completion and turn over in early March of 2015. The project site presented unique challenges relative to this type of project. Specifically, the site delivery was the contractual responsibility of a private developer, while construction for the same scope was funded, procured and ultimately delivered by a local government entity. Due to numerous challenges, the site delivery was late and added significant delay to an already tight construction schedule. EMJ collaborated remotely with the owner in Sidney, Nebraska, with key subcontractors and with local utility companies to complete the project on time, despite the delayed start date.
Throughout the project, the team collaborated with the owner, architect and engineers through the use of biweekly video conferences, Cabela’s customized project collaboration software and consistent weekly reporting to all project stakeholders.