SeaWorld’s iconic theme park attraction, Mako Rollercoaster, brings riders close to the fastest shark in the sea.
After construction in 2016, Mako was coined as Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest rollercoaster. The coaster reaches speeds up to 73 miles per hour, soars to 200 feet high, and the track runs for 4,760 feet. Barton Malow’s execution plan included demolition of an existing shop on site, dewatering, excavation and backfill, pile execution, concrete placement, theming coordination, and ride installation.
Coordination with the design and project delivery teams was vital to the success of this project. Barton Malow focused on several factors to ensure efficient project delivery including, scheduling considerations for the unpredictable Central Florida weather, fair pricing with subcontractor trades, maximizing local subcontractor participation, extensive planning around existing conditions, and most importantly, ensuring that the guest experience remained world-class and unaffected by construction activities.
Virtual Design and Construction tools and technology were pivotal in completing the project. These tools enabled Barton Malow’s construction management team to communicate effectively with the design team, coordinate with subcontractor trades, and deliver the project to the owner safely and efficiently.