Miller Construction Completes BMW of Delray Beach Dealership for AutoNation
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Miller Construction has completed the new BMW of Delray Beach auto dealership for AutoNation, just east of I-95 at 1311 Linton Boulevard. The latest South Florida landmark for BMW enthusiasts features a three-story glass display tower enclosure with dramatic lighting for visibility from I-95.
The project involved phased demolition and new construction to replace an existing BMW dealership with the new two-story showroom and service center. Through strategic sequencing and scheduling, and with ongoing focus on site safety and cleanliness, Miller’s crews helped the dealer keep operations in full swing throughout construction.
The clean-lined, contemporary structure designed by Sparc+ Architecture Studios of Galveston, Texas reflects BMW’s high-performance image and Miller’s experience in constructing dealerships according to the luxury brand’s stringent architectural standards. Starphire Ultra-Clear curtain wall insulated glass maximizes the building’s curb appeal, as does the super-smooth Parex exterior insulation and finish system. Imported clinker tiles are integral to the premium BMW branded look. A customer lounge and BMW merchandise shop add convenience and comfort.
Creating the 44-foot-high display tower and adjoining, elevated mechanical lift was a complex timing and coordination challenge. Miller’s crews used field welding to assemble structural steel for the display platforms and to attach mechanical lifting components to the steel frame of the tower. Crews lowered the lift parts into place before framing the enclosure’s roof to ensure the structural steel fit the opening needed for the lift and platform. With a total live-load capacity of nearly 30,000 pounds, the tower serves as an illuminated display case and also enables the dealership to move cars to an elevated parking deck.
Project team engineers included Promus Engineering of Canton, GA (MEP), Integrity Structural Corp. of Houston (structural) and Thomas Engineering Group of Fort Lauderdale (civil).
Miller Construction is a prominent design/builder and construction services firm serving South Florida automotive, commercial, industrial, retail, healthcare, hospitality and education markets since 1973. In addition to building BMW dealership and service facilities in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Fla., the company has created dealerships for brands including Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Audi and Lexus. For information: www.millerconstruction.com