The Holiday Inn, on State Street in Bismarck, is a majestic structure that sits high on a hill overlooking the city—the perfect site for an award-winning design and construction project. It came very close to never getting built.
This “perfect site” was actually a former fill dump, probably created during construction of Highway 83 and related commercial sites—all uncontrolled. Soils were unsuitable for a multi-story project, and the steep grade limited the building’s positioning. Consolidated and the Architect worked collaboratively to make the site buildable and make the dream a reality.
The project was awarded a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, and earned a National Excellence in Construction (EIC) Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and an IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2015 New Development Design Award, given to hotels that are considered the best in class providing exemplary brand design, quality of construction, and attention to detail. There were zero recordable accidents or injuries on this project.