When it comes to Farrell Construction’s latest project at Buffalo Run Casino, Vice President Cory Farrell sums it up by saying, “There aren’t many contractors smart enough or crazy enough to take on a project like this, but our team was ready.”
Ready to take on a large-scale construction project that involves the team at Farrell Construction putting a building over an existing structure, that is and will stay in use throughout the construction process. In fact, the Casino will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the construction process. When Farrell Construction is done with the new metal building, natural elements (wind, rain, snow, etc.) will have no effect on the structure. The inside of the building, which is currently in use, is already a finished product, and there will be no tear down or interior finishing costs associated with the project at all.
While the interior is complete, the team at Farrell Construction is having a lot of fun with planning and implementing the exterior finishes. The project provides the opportunity to put in some innovative finishes, such as fiberglass logs, rock walls that require no mason and a custom painted metal exterior.
“Buildings have been built over buildings before, but as far as we know, not to this large of scale,” Farrell Construction Vice President, Cory Farrell said. “It is a great challenge, and I am proud of our entire team for helping us make this project happen.”
There are a number of ways Farrell Construction has had to be innovative on the Buffalo Run project. With no lifts in operation that currently reach the middle of the building, some of the specifics have been challenging. “We are overcoming obstacles and actually creating tools and new ways of doing the work that needs to be done as we go. We plan on finding other customers that face the same issues with temporary buildings that Buffalo Run has.”