The Main Norfolk Hilton Hotel
Century broke ground on The Main (in collaboration with W.M. Jordan Company) in November 2014, celebrated topping out in February 2016 and confirmed work complete in June 2016. This $126M project included construction of a 23-floor hotel, with an 80,000-square foot conference center accompanied by a 6-floor garage which houses a junior ballroom, ballroom and conference center - all within a confined space at the heart of Downtown Norfolk.
Century employed the efforts of a 60-person team, poured more than 20,000 cubic yards of concrete and used a hydraulic climbing system (ACS) to develop this venture. The structure’s complexity involved a 4,000-square foot cantilever, requiring 95 feet of shoring from ground level using PERI UP system, and sloped escalator beams. The majority of both the hotel and garage used a post-tension concrete system. The design of the first 9 stories involved a 2-way slab system and standard reinforcing with 9-inch decks and drop beams varying in depth from 9 inches to 163 inches, requiring a customized, engineered shoring system. The typical floors above were reinforced with a combination of post-tension and rebar.