The project plans called for construction of twin 22-story towers containing 542,000 square feet of hotel, retail and residential space. Air Management, located in Miami, was selected as the mechanical contractor but needed to significantly reduce its construction cost. To accomplish this, Air Management asked Anvil to join the team and assist them with the value engineering.
"Our initial conversations with Anvil were about where we could use their grooved piping (Gruvlok) products instead of the more traditional welded system," said Ed Gray, vice president of construction for Air Management. "Anvil and its local distributor, Hughes Supply Inc., located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, helped identify areas where we could use grooved piping and assisted in training our people to work with Gruvlok systems," Gray explained.