Barton Malow is providing construction management and concrete self-perform services for the new Brown & Brown Insurance headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. The building symbolizes a new beginning for the downtown riverfront district, which has been struggling since flooding caused by Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017 led to an economic slowdown. The new campus is expected to add over 600 local jobs, with the opportunity to expand that number even further with future additions.
The new 200,000-SF headquarters will be completed by the end of 2020, including two outdoor terraces, board rooms, open office areas, and a kitchen. A separate chiller plant will also be added to facilitate the building’s mechanical requirements. In addition to the construction of the new office building, the project includes civil infrastructure, hardscape, and landscape improvements for the overall site’s development.
Innovative shear wall construction
Innovation continues to play a major role in the Brown & Brown project, particularly when constructing the building’s 12-story shear walls. The DOKA system used to build these walls has never before been used by the Barton Malow team. DOKA provided the automatic climbing formwork that allowed Barton Malow to build the 12-story shear walls quickly and effectively.