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Construction '1/3 Done' On Baha Mar

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

CONSTRUCTION work on Baha Mar's $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment is "one-third complete", a senior executive said yesterday, after hitting a "significant milestone" with the installation of the last of 2,550 foundation pilings.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar's senior vice-president of government and external affairs, told Tribune Business that yesterday's installation of the last foundation piling was the last piece of "underground work" on the superstructure of the developer's resort campus.

Apart from the casino hotel and casino, that superstructure will also feature a 200,000 square foot convention centre, plus Hyatt, Rosewood and Morgans-branded resorts.

"The final foundation piling for the entire superstructure has gone in," Mr Sands told Tribune Business. "That's a very significant milestone for us. The significance is that all the foundation pilings have been installed, so everything done from now will be above ground. It's 2,550 foundation pilings in total."

Again expressing confidence that the Baha Mar campus superstructure would meet the target of being 100 feet above grade at July 1, 2012, a deadline it needs to meet for certain conditions under the revised Heads of Agreement to kick-in, Mr Sands said construction spend and worker numbers had not changed much since the 2011 year-end.

"We're one-third of the way," he told Tribune Business in terms of how much construction work had been completed, adding that the Baha Mar campus superstructure was targeted for finish by December 2013.

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They have only finished one third of the whole project and they still have huge amount of work left. Since, they have plans for building resorts, they should try to add some innovative touches to these places. Recently, I went to a beach resort where they had installed beautiful Exterior Sun Shades which I found to be really intriguing. You can find these shades online as well at http://swsuncontrol.com/.

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A casino will artract the visitors. I know that many people love to gamble when they go on vacations. I am one of them. I recently was at LRCR and I spent a great time.

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karina 8 months ago

They have just finished one-third portion of the whole project and unless they work really fast it would be difficult for them to meet the deadline. However, for such massive construction works you need to use the best equipments. I am a owner of a construction company and for my projects I buy all the equipments online from the reputed manufacturers, for instance, I buy the Aluminum Extrusion from EZ Tube.

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dana 5 months, 2 weeks ago

This superstructure would most definitely give a new boost to their economy. However, they need to work really hard to finish this mega-structure on time. They should also put a lot of stress on the quality of metal building products they are using for this project. They should only use the most top quality materials to ensure safety of this superstructure.

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TheFixer 5 months, 1 week ago

Well, I'm sure it will be an awesome building when it will be ready, I can hardly wait to see it. But until then, they will need lots of professionals and soldering tools.

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leonardo85 5 months ago

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isabella 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Such massive construction projects usually take several months to finish, one has to postpone construction work during inclement weather conditions. The authorities should consider adding some eco friendly features in this project, they should install solar panels here, they could find commercial solar-power systems at Solar-Action.

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zinos85 3 months ago

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karina 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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dana 4 weeks ago

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