When it was time to transform New Orleans’ historic Barnett’s Furniture store into an Ace Hotel, designers wanted to maintain the 90-year-old building’s original Art Deco façade, but also upgrade the structure’s features. Building professionals selected aluminum-framed windows, designed to replicate the look of steel-framed installations popular in the early 20th century.
When a larger-than-standard rolling steel door had to be installed at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, the installation team was up to the challenge. While traditional rolling steel doors measure in at 3 x 3 m (10 x 10 ft), this installation was 16.5 x 6.2 m (54 x 20.5 ft).
Often, during the execution of a project, problems arise because architects and engineers disregard specifications or do not give them enough importance during the design stage. It is essential the importance of construction documents be stressed to successfully execute the project.