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McCormick Place Expansion

McCormick Place Expansion The McCormick Place expansion, featuring the new 2.5 million-square-foot McCormick Place West, opened in 2008. The facility includes 470,000 square feet of exhibition space, 250,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 100,000-square-foot ballroom, giving McCormick Place West more meeting space than any other facility of its kind. GRAEF teamed with A.…

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Wisconsin Exposition Center

Wisconsin Exposition Center The Wisconsin Exposition Center is the largest single exhibit hall in Wisconsin, and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Midwest. The facility is located on the grounds of Wisconsin State Fair Park, six miles west of downtown Milwaukee. The facility replaces five smaller exposition buildings on site that…

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Kalahari Convention Center

Kalahari Convention Center Inspired by the adventure and intrigue of Africa, the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH offers a 100,000-square-foot convention center. GRAEF lef the engineering team, including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, and provided the structural design for the $30 million conference center. The expansion included new break-out meeting rooms, a large gathering…

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek GRAEF provided smoke control commissioning as required by the Florida Building Code. In October 2009, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek had its grand opening as the newest Central Florida vacation destination with two luxury hotels, a conference center, and a golf club. The…

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Orange County Convention Center Commissioning Services

Orange County Convention Center Commissioning Services Under a continuing contract with Orange County, GRAEF has provided Building Commissioning Services for numerous projects at Orange County Convention Center. Projects have included a major renovation to the West Building, Valencia Ballroom, Meeting Rooms, Concourse D, North/South Building Controls, and the Cooler Alarm System. GRAEF has provided commissioning…

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Drexel Town Square

Drexel Town Square Drexel Town Square is a new mixed use town center located on the former 85-acre Delphi industrial site in Oak Creek, WI. The City of Oak Creek and WisPark are developing the site for the City which currently lacks a ‘downtown’ area. Drexel Town Square has civic, retail, office, open space, and residential uses. GRAEF…

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Kalahari Family Resort Entertainment Center Addition

Kalahari Family Resort Entertainment Center Addition Kalahari brings “a world away” experience to travelers in the Midwest. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resort includes spectacular indoor and outdoor waterparks, spas, extensive retail and shopping areas, multiple dining options, and convention centers. Built in 2000, the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin has expanded in several phases over…

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