The first collaboration from the Marriott and Starwood merger, the dual-branded Le Meridien and AC Hotels bring a European flavor to Denver. Located in the heart of the city’s downtown, the site offered limited access and no opportunity to close streets to traffic. A panelized approach using StoPanel® Technology was the only way to go.StoPanel affiliate South Valley Prefab manufactured the panels at its climate-controlled facility in nearby Littleton, CO. The panels were transported to the site and installed with a tower crane.

The plan called for concrete floor slabs to be poured for the 20-story structure at a rate of one floor per week. South Valley Prefab matched that pace, installing the StoPanels three stories below the floor the concrete crew was pouring. Working with a team of five or six, South Valley worked three days a week to install all the panels on a floor, completing the entire project in about 40 days, or 300 hours.

The use of panels shortened construction time by about 75 percent, according to South Valley’s CEO, Travis Vap.

Architect: HKS Architects

Building Owner: White Lodging

Location: Downtown Denver, CO

StoPanel Products:

StoPanel® Classic ci

StoPanel Affiliate:

South Valley Prefab

General Contractor:

JV Swinerton / Hunt