Nebraska Furniture Mart
The Colony, Texas
Site Work Program Manager for the 433-acre retail development and the 1.86 million square foot Nebraska Furniture Mart, Paris Projects has saved this client $3 million to date while working to complete the largest construction project in the nation.
University Town Center
A 200-acre retail development project, University Town Center has become one of Oklahoma's premier shopping destinations. This immense project was divided into four standard retail sites, a lifestyle center, and John Q. Hammons' Embassy Suites Norman Hote
Southridge Shopping Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Paris Projects used seismology similar to sonar to help determine it would blast over 500,000 cy of rock atop a North Carolina mountain. Despite the formidable challenges of this project, it has become very profitable for its owner.
Town Center Plaza
Midwest City, Oklahoma
An 83-acre retail redevelopment project, Town Center Plaza now serves the Midwest City region. This unique project is one of several projects nationwide with six large anchor stores on site.
Waynesboro Town Center Shopping Center
Paris Projects successfully managed $28 million in site and building costs when the project's schedule became very difficult due to site conditions, which included underground caves found throughout the region.
Tulsa Hills Shopping Center
Paris Projects contracted and managed $30 million in very challenging site work for this 125-acre retail development, to include relocating high power electrical transmission lines and a high-pressure gas main, and plugging shallow, abandoned oil wells.
Northcrest Shopping Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
One of Charlotte's first retail shopping centers to require rain gardens in its site design, Paris Projects managed $6 million in site work and $12 million in building construction.
Port Orange, Florida
Paris Projects' single most challenging aspect of this project was relocating a FEMA-regulated canal to the St. Johns River Basin where it eventually flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
Mint Hill, North Carolina
Cheval, South Charlotte's private resort community featuring the 50-acre Joli Equestrian Center, has been listed in the Robb Report as one of the most exceptional equestrian communities in the United States.
Waynesboro Town Center Shopping Center
Paris Projects provided the complete building and site design coordination, contractor pre-qualifications, bidding, contracting, construction management, and project closeout. This site was not located near any major towns so finding qualified contractors was time-consuming.
We demolished an existing outlet mall, including buildings and a maze of underground utilities. Again, the existing soil and geotechnical conditions were very challenging. Underground caves (“carske” geology) were present throughout the region. We had to try to grout the openings of the caves to stop the infill, and when the condition occurred under a building, we added rebar at concrete slabs to bridge the caves.
Very dense rock and very poor soil conditions were quite challenging and, once again, we set up a rock-crushing plant on-site to generate our own paving and building pad stone, versus hauling it in from an off-site quarry. Rock condition dramatically affected the site schedule and the progress that could be anticipated.
We had to micro-manage numerous portions of the site to sequence four different phases of the buildings. Major road widening and two new traffic signals were constructed and completed before the first major tenant opened.
Our major accomplishment on this project was successfully managing it despite its very difficult site conditions.
Faced with a tight budget, compressed timeline, and tough soils, Keith Paris' expert management resolved our site work and construction challenges—his direction determined the project's success.
RY Winston, Partner – Collett