The CCA Group offers decades of Forensics and Litigation experience, supported by specialized services in Construction, Engineering, and Architecture. Below you will find a few representative projects that demonstrate our success.
In 2004, a series of three hurricanes struck the east coast of Florida causing substantial, sequential and overlapping damage to Bray & Gillespie high-rise and mid-rise waterfront hotels in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. The CCA Group conducted an investigation and considered evidence concerning property loss damages and required reconstruction efforts for repairs. By determining damages from wind for each storm event, The CCA Group provided essential estimates for repair costs as well as provided trial testimony in federal court.
The Holiday Inn hotel property in Mobile, Alabama began an exterior renovation project. During construction, the owners of the hotel claimed windows, EIFS, and PTAC (packaged terminal air condition) installation and construction related defects. CCA, LLC as part of The CCA Group was hired to investigate these deficiencies and provided key testimony regarding these opinions.
The CCA Group performed a detailed property condition assessment of Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Resorts in May 2017 to assess the capital investment required over the next ten years. A comprehensive CAPEX report was developed.
KMI International, a member of The CCA Group, served as Project Manager for the completion and implementation phase of the Shore Club Luxury Boutique Hotel in Miami, Florida. KMI International was requested by the owner to intervene on this troubled project, which was more than a year behind schedule and considerably over budget. KMI International rectified local building code enforcement issues and re-energized this project by working with trades to complete construction and facilitate the opening of all the buildings in the resort. KMI International also managed the design and construction of the Shore Club’s Spa, located on the 8th floor – a renovation of what was once the roof of the old Sheraton Hotel.
Lead Project Management service was provided by KMI International, now a member of The CCA Group, for Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, which
The owner’s retained KMI International, now a member of The CCA Group, to provide Project Management and Construction Consulting services for a two-phase, 17,000 SF renovation and modernization of the Westin Resort and Spa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The project included the guestroom balcony railing replacement, kitchen floor reconstruction, complete renovation of guest room corridors, and new construction of the administration offices, accounting offices and engineering offices, which allowed the existing office space to be demolished in order to construct the Heavenly Spa.
KMI International, now a member of The CCA Group, provided overall management for the design and construction of the newly built Ritz-Carlton Club. This project required coordination with the USVI Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Over the course of five years, KMI International provided programming, design management, value engineering, procurement, construction management, and post construction phase services. The total value of this project was approximately $75 Million.
KMI International, now a member of The CCA Group, served as Construction Manager for Peter Island Resort’s Falcon’s Nest, including demolition of existing facilities to final fit-out and start-up. The project consisted of a 20,000 SF private island complex situated on the peak of a hill overlooking White Beach Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Special features included six master bedroom suites, a Chef’s kitchen and quarters, a specially designed nanny quarters, a zero entry, a two-tiered infinity pool and Jacuzzi, a full exercise room, a flat screen television monitor that rises out of built-in cabinetry, and a custom made 12-person handcrafted tiger maple dining room table and chairs. Two additional villas were also completed that support the main luxury villa.
KMI International, now a member of The CCA Group, managed the design and the construction of the $8M renovation of 152 guestrooms at the St. Thomas Ritz Carlton. The renovation promoted the hotel to a 4-diamond rating. In addition, KMI International managed the design and construction of the renovation to the hotel’s public space, two dining facilities, a lobby and several common areas. KMI International also managed the renovation of the back-of-house space. This included extensive improvements to the wastewater system, expansion of the reverse osmosis water system, and conversion of the power plant from prime power with multiple EPA violations to a standby system with prime power from the Island’s power grid. All construction was accomplished while the hotel was under operation and required detailed coordination with hotel operations and engineering.
CCA, now a member of The CCA Group, was retained to provided architectural, engineering and interior design services to renovate and to redesign this St. Thomas, USVI property’s historic Guest and Reception Center. Reportedly the island’s first Governors’ Mansion, the building had many original architectural features, but was visually, structurally, and functionally outdated and deficient. Working closely with the property owners, CCA provided Planning Consultation and Construction Documentation services for this historic and ADA compliant renovation. CCA was able to incorporate many of the building’s historical features while providing a new fresh appeal with modern amenities and current hospitality themes while upgrading electronic, electrical, and mechanical services.
The CCA Group’s experts have been retained to provide ADA expertise and code consultation services by both the US Department of Justice (USDJ) and Private Complex Owners. Projects with the USDJ have included US Postal Service Facilities and bringing the Friendly’s Ice Cream nationwide chain into negotiated compliance. The CCA Group has also provided expert ADA consultation expertise to Resorts, Hotels, and Community Living owners in assisting with successful resolution of complaints and planned legal action brought by the USDJ.
Hilton Worldwide retained The CCA Group on behalf of Hilton Grand Vacations’ related to the potential purchase of Planet Hollywood Towers at Westgate. The Group’s architects and engineers provided a detailed Due Diligence and Property Condition Report that included analysis and evaluations of the building’s code and ADA compliance; maintenance records; and structural, MEP, life safety, building glass envelope, and site systems. From the documented findings and conclusions, our team assisted in developing the necessary and required Scope of Repairs, with estimating services, prior to the acquisition of this 45-story high rise by Hilton Worldwide.