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Situation:

Providence College selected BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the expansion of its Science Complex. The project includes a new 37,000-square-foot, four-story addition along with renovations to approximately 80,000 square feet of existing space. The Complex will unite three buildings: Albertus Magnus Hall, Hickey Hall and Sowa Hall. Enhancements include: modernized laboratory space, technology-rich classrooms, a roof-top observatory that doubles as an outdoor classroom, a computer modeling and computational lab, microscopy suite, administrative suite, outdoor greenhouse and new student commons.

Challenges:

  • Maintain an aggressive schedule to deliver building additions and renovations for completion by July 2018
  • Work with Providence College and planning teams to develop a detailed schedule for preconstruction and construction processes to minimize disruption to an active campus
  • Manage logistical challenges of a tight site in a busy area of campus

Solutions:

  • Creation of detail mitigation plans and protocols to ensure safe conditions
  • Partner with the project team, fine-tuning the project’s specifications to best suit the project needs
  • Multi-phased approach allows new addition and expansion to be constructed without disrupting ongoing school activities

Results:

  • Delivery of environmentally-responsible project on track, within budget
  • New complex greatly enhances the quality of teaching and research for students and faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, Psychology, and Engineering-Physics-Systems Departments