Espirito Santo Plaza

Espirito Santo Plaza

  • Market Segment: High Rise
  • Services Provided: Construction Claims Analysis and Dispute Resolution
  • Client: Smith, Currie & Hancock – Counsel to Estoril, Inc.
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Project Value: N/A

Located on a full city block in the heart of Miami’s international financial market, the $105M Espirito Santo Plaza is a 36-story mixed-use high-rise, with an attached 12-level parking garage. The main entrance to the property is on Brickell Avenue with 360 degree views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. The building contains floors for office, retail, hotel, and condominium usage. The building totals approximately 750,000 square feet, and the parking garage totals approximately 550,000 square feet, for a total of approximately 1.3M square feet. The facility boasts 300,000 square feet of class “A” office space, the luxury Conrad Miami hotel with ballroom and meeting facilities and specialty retail/restaurant space.

During construction of the Espirito Santo Plaza, Trauner was brought in by the owner’s team to evaluate the contractor-alleged time-related effects of changes to the project.  Subsequent to completing this initial task, Trauner was asked to identify and determine the cause of the delays that occurred throughout the remainder of the project.

Trauner also evaluated acceleration efforts by the contractor, alleged inefficiencies, planned vs. actual productivity, and the effects of other changes and issues related to the project.  Trauner also evaluated contractor and subcontractor claims for additional compensation, along with a multitude of other engineering and design issues on the project.