The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is central
Florida's primary public convention center and the second-largest
convention center in the U.S. The facility consists of two
buildings—the West Building and North/South
Building—joined by an elevated, covered pedestrian
Through a prequalification process in 2006, WELBRO Building
Corp., Maitland, Fla., was hired to construct an 18-story, 1.6
million-square-foot hotel—Orlando Hilton Convention
Center—adjoining with the North/South Building's concourse
via an elevated, covered pedestrian walkway. The hotel was to
feature 1,400 rooms, 77,595 square feet of ballroom space, 33,630
square feet of meeting space, 6,097 square feet of boardrooms, a
spa area, several swimming pools and other amenities.
In turn, WELBRO Building hired Hartford South LLC, Orlando, to
install roof systems on the building's various roof areas,
including 288,000 square feet of lower roof areas and 60,000 square
feet of roof areas on the towers, as well as roofs on the new
elevated walkway and some small buildings in the pool area.
"We were asked to furnish and install all roofing and associated
sheet metal, including standing-seam metal roof system and wall
panels," says Jay Rintelmann, Hartford...
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