Caribbean Beach Resort Renovation
C&S was the engineer of record for all major building trades in completely renovating Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The project was comprised of an existing 47,000-square-foot lobby/restaurant “main building”, and a new detached 8,400-square-foot restaurant on the same 2-acre site.
The main building, built in the 1980s, required extensive work to be brought up to the current building code. The aesthetic of the building included multiple wall types, roof lines, and building lines to create a visually interesting complex set in a Caribbean environment. The structure was a challenging mix of traditional steel, CMU, and several roof framing systems comprised of wood and bar joists.
The main building also housed a 6,000-square-foot kitchen that was relocated within the footprint of the facility. The size and function of the food service operations required the upgrade of all MEP infrastructure that supplied it. The detached restaurant building was programmed into the middle of a highly-visible promenade along the water. A new boardwalk was built, complete with integrated lighting and concealed fire protection.
C&S also provided engineering services for several ancillary buildings throughout the resort.