“The new Sports and Fitness Complex at The Club at Boca Pointe is not only beautiful and highly functional but on budget and expected to open by early February of 2015. Our members will enjoy working out, spa services, aerobic type classes, a teen room, steam and sauna, hot tub, a pool and so much more in this newly designed facility!” beams a proud Helen Karpel, general manager.
“We have one company and one man to thank for the amazing new Sports and Fitness Complex. It is New York Design Collaborative, Inc., and the company’s president, Bill Buscaglia. The company, actually Bill primarily, was responsible for the conceptual design while his team of licensed architects, engineers and interior designers did all of the architectural renderings and construction drawings so that contractors could bid on the job.” Ms. Karpel explains.
One of the most, if not the most, important areas of responsibility is to ensure the construction company not only follows the plans, but also stays on budget and meets tight timelines, which Bill has managed beautifully. He works with the construction company and, when necessary, the sub-contractors as well. The challenges are very simple: what is in an architectural drawing may not turn out to be so easy to accomplish…so they have to find solutions while staying within budget. Not surprising, they have accomplished these goals well, leveraging their professional expertise.
In addition, Bill and his team have been working closely with Palm Beach County Building Inspectors to ensure all of the permits are obtained and inspections approved. “Palm Beach County Building codes are very strong. The inspectors know their stuff. If they see something that they don’t like, even though it was approved in the original drawings, they have the right to ask for changes. We have to make these changes or find a solution that satisfies them. So far, we have had a good working relationship with all the building inspectors for each specialty, and we do not foresee any problems in getting a certificate of occupancy,” Mr. Buscaglia states confidently.
“There are always challenges when you build a new structure and match it with an existing structure as we are doing with the new Sports and Fitness Complex and the existing building. The inspectors took long hard looks at the roofing, and with modifications here and there, they signed off on it – that was a very important inspection.” as Mr. Buscaglia breathes a celebratory sigh of relief.
Our members are going to love the new facility. It is bright, roomy and functional. The rooms flow from the entrance throughout the entire facility. It is going to be a “WOW” factor from the new look in the café area to the functioning exercise rooms. The pool area will have a facelift, too…to complement the newly designed 20,000 square foot Sports and Fitness Complex.
The unveiling of the new Sports and Fitness Complex will be as exciting as our newly designed lobby unveiled last year, which was also managed by Bill and his company. The Club at Boca Pointe is transforming before our eyes! The dawning of a new era continues to add excited anticipation for members to enjoy enhanced privileges at the club!