Exterior sheathing (seen in yellow) has been mounted on the east exterior of the Lawrenceburg Hotel and Event Center.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Recent rainy weather has slowed down construction on the Lawrenceburg Hotel and Event Center, but crews continue to work through the wet conditions.
Work on the roof and exterior walls have been delayed by rain, said Bruce Tumlin with Messer Construction Company in the latest weekly update on the facility’s construction. According to the National Weather Service, the Lawrenceburg area has received more than five inches of rain in the past 14 days.
“The weather forecast looks unusually wet for this time of year so it is expected production will continue to be slow. Pending dry weather, the remaining fifth floor is expected to be poured and framing for the sixth floor deck should nearly complete,” Tumlin said.
Workers are moving along with finishing the exterior of the building with stone and masonry. The nine-story hotel is also going up, floor-by-floor.
Tumlin says at this time there are about 90 craft persons on site per day, with that number going over 100 workers if a concrete pour is taking place. Most of them are currently drywall framers and masons.
“The stone on the building exterior is detailed and takes a lot of hard work to install,” he said adding that over half of the effort hours on site are from workers who live in Indiana.
The $49 million, 220,000 square foot Lawrenceburg Hotel and Event Center is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014. Though the property is currently owned by the City of Lawrenceburg, upon completion it will be owned and operated by Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg hosting conventions, concerts, and events.