Checking into Dallas

KPostCompany rises to endless challenges on the Omni Dallas Hotel

Located in the center of revitalized downtown Dallas, the Omni Dallas Hotel is connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Larry Hagman and Linda Gray (J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing from the "Dallas" TV show), the new hotel formally opened Nov. 11, 2011.

Owned by the City of Dallas, the $500 million hotel features 1,001 guest rooms, including 67 luxury suites and three presidential suites. The Omni Dallas Hotel is built to meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Silver certification standards, placing it on the forefront of environmental awareness and conservation in the city. Its 110,000 square feet of meeting space reflects Dallas' history and style. Each of the 39 meeting rooms, including two ballrooms, is named after a Dallas point of interest and features the work of local artists.

The Dallas City Council; general contractor Balfour Beatty Construction, Dallas; and real estate developer Matthews Southwest, Lewiston, Texas, broke ground on the Omni Dallas Hotel Sept. 15, 2009. KPostCompany, Dallas, was contracted as a design build partner to complete 10 roof and building envelope systems over three primary project areas that included the convention center and ballroom, patio and pool areas, and the main building's tower. Because of the structural and energy-efficiency requirements, the 10 areas equated to 23 unique roof assemblies.

Convention and ballroom