Burlington, VT – PC Construction’s recently completed Hotel Vermont project received top honors at the recent Associated General Contractors of Vermont Annual Dinner. The $14.4 million eco-friendly independent luxury hotel was recognized with a Best Builders Award in the Building/New Construction category. The new six-story, 85,000sf, 125-room boutique hotel boasts 2,200sf of meeting space and over 9,500sf of outdoor space, including Burlington’s first hotel green roof with views overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The project is currently pursuing LEED Silver certification. The hotel’s urban location presented challenges for the PC Construction team. Within feet of the Macy’s parking garage, a mall, senior living complex, courthouse and church as well as the main downtown artery of the CCTA bus line, the tightly constrained site was prone to heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In addition, the hotel was built in 45 feet of green space between the parking garage and the road, restricting the worksite and requiring construction to take place above two operating parking garage entrances. The exterior walls of the new hotel were built within nine inches of both the parking garage and an existing neighboring hotel. Erecting and installing structural steel, precast, siding and glass required cranes and other large equipment operating in very limited space on a heavily-populated street. The team’s emphasis on safety and extensive pre-task planning resulted in a successful safety performance and no safety impact to the community throughout construction.