Tons: 6,000

Contractor: Centex Construction Co.

Owner: Gaylord Entertainment

Architect: Hnedak Bobo Group

Structural Engineer: Uzun & Case and Walter P. Moore

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, Texas

The impressive Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center includes a 1.3 million sq.ft. hotel with 1,511 rooms, a 786,000 sq.ft. convention center, numerous restaurants and retail space. The main atrium of the hotel is covered by a skylight in the shape of a regular octagon measuring 135’ on each side. With so many different geometric shapes converging at various oblique angles, Hirschfeld fabricated and fit-up the various sections in the shop to ensure that the structure would bolt-up in the field. The size of the center ring did not allow for shop fit-up, so for this critical element of the building geometry Hirschfeld relied upon the expertise of our shop employees and the accuracy of our equipment in cutting and drilling the steel. Complex layouts were established and controlled with work points and checks in all directions.

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