Fogo de Chão
Jacobs, Carter and Burgess
The Fogo de Chão in Houston, Texas features a grand dining area with high ceilings, natural Austin stone walls and artwork representing the gaucho lifestyle and culture in Southern Brazil.
This 12,000 square foot project was a remodel of an existing Fogo de Chão and a complete overhaul of the HVAC system. The remodel was completed while the restaurant remained fully operational. In order to successfully complete this project within the allotted time frame, ICI was tasked with completing many portions of the project scope overnight.
For instance, while completing demolition of the tile on the lounge bar, it was found that the underlying structure had rotted. This required ICI to structurally support the die wall of the entire bar and re-tile the structure during one night’s work.
The restaurant’s massive salad bar was also demolished and replaced in one evening. In order replace the existing dishwasher in one overnight shift, ICI carefully coordinated multiple trades to work simultaneously, including electrical, HVAC and plumbing. Replacement of tile and carpet throughout the restaurant was completed in phases to allow for continual operation.
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