Project Description: As the first LEED-Silver certified building on the University of Kentucky campus, this project required a high level of conceptual estimating. The project also involved an intense level of critical path scheduling and site planning for construction activities because of its location on an active academic campus. The building houses graduate programs in computer science and electrical engineering as well as the headquarters for the Center for Visualization. It contains dry labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a teaching/demonstration auditorium with full teleconferencing capabilities. Self-generated photovoltaic cells mounted on the roof supplement the building’s electrical requirements.
Firm Role: As construction manager at risk, Congleton-Hacker provided preconstruction services including conceptual estimating, constructability analysis, value engineering, macro scheduling, critical path scheduling, bid package definition, post-bid review and post-bid negotiation administration.