Architect: Watermark Group (Mobile, Alabama)
Project Location: Mobile, Alabama
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. completed the Alabama Cruise Terminal in 232 days to accommodate the Carnival Cruise Line’s inaugural sailing from Mobile on October 16, 2004. The $20 million terminal is 66,000 square feet and two stories tall and includes a 500-space parking facility. The Alabama Cruise Terminal is the first grassroots port facility to be built since the terrorist attack in New York City occurred (September 11, 2001). This terminal is the state’s first venture into a new industry and the first building in the nation to meet and exceed new security standards…all in record time. Working closely with local workers, contractors, suppliers and designers, White-Spunner Construction worked double shifts to meet the target completion date within budget. A pre-cast structural systems used to construct prefabricated pieces of concrete enabled the building to be constructed in hours and minutes rather than in days and weeks. This was critical to the project’s success because it eliminated weather-related issues that typically plague the Mobile area during the spring.