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Lakeland Community College Third Floor Science Hall Renovation

A collaborative team approach led to success on Lakeland Community College’s first construction management at risk project.

The Third Floor Science Hall Renovation totaled 11,000 square feet and took place in multiple academic classrooms including chemistry and biology laboratories. In addition, all finishes were updated to meet the College’s quality standards.

Material management planning was paramount during the renovation. With limited laydown areas and no freight elevators, the project team communicated with all user groups to successfully plan how materials were entering and exiting the third floor of the building. Prefabrication of the plumbing systems, which were installed using more than 400 separate core drills, was also vital to meet the schedule.

In order for the project to be completed before students returned in the fall, contractors worked multiple shifts during the 66-day, fast-track schedule. Although it was summer, work was phased to prevent disruptions to ongoing academic and administrative activities occurring in the building. The project was completed on schedule and ready for the first day of classes with no lost time accidents.

Client Advocacy and Accountability

“I’m very happy with using Gilbane. This is the college’s first stab at using the Construction Management at Risk process. It is quite a refreshing change to see a project management approach that focuses on planning and accountability.”

– Robert Diehl, Director, Facilities Management, Lakeland Community College