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Hotel on Course to be the City's first Certified LEED Gold

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DJC Oregon website screenshotPerforming an extensive remodel on a 48-year-old building meant that Hoffman Construction would need to use high-tech tools.

Cade Lawrence of Hoffman Construction said crews used ground-penetrating radar to locate cables in slabs of concrete for determining where to install new piping and ductwork. The system was required because crews were working with post-tensioned concrete in the building remodel. "We were very successful in being able to penetrate the slab," said Lawrence.

That was just one of the challenges Hoffman faced converting the Toronto National Building at 550 S.W. Oak St. to the Courtyard Marriott - Portland City Center. The building had been unoccupied for many years.

The Marriott, with 16 floors and 256 rooms, was designed by SERA Architects to meet LEED gold standards. The hotel is on course to be the city's first to be certified LEED gold. [Read full article]

By Sam Bennett,

DJC Oregon - Friday, April 17, 2009

Hotel project challenges Hoffman crews

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Michael H

April 21, 2009 at 1:02 PM

WOW! That is impressive, considering how difficult pre-existing buildings and retrofits are to get the accreditation. But congrats. Depending on when you open, we shall see... in Newberg should be open in August, and is shooting for LEED Gold as well. It is a very exciting time in construction! Cheers, and good job!

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