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Year Completed: 2008

CM/GC

Institutional/Health Care

New Construction




V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility

In July 2007 UNIT was selected as the Construction Manager / General Contractor for the Volunteers of America Adolescent Residential Center of Help (ARCH) Replacement Facility. The selection of UNIT followed submission of qualifications and pricing of the 65% complete construction documents. UNIT immediately submitted cost savings ideas and entered into discussions with the owner and architect to provide value engineering input to the current design and the completion of the overall design. Construction work began in mid August and negotiations on scope and cost continued to a conclusion in October 2007.

The 16,000 square foot facility was designed to provide treatment and schooling for troubled teens and is situated within an existing residential area. While the project has a significant security monitoring system the facility is not a “lock down” internment building. The design and finishes are more toward a very comfortable, residential feel rather than an industrial type facility.

In addition to managing the overall construction, UNIT as the prime contractor, preformed all structural work above the foundation and a portion of the interior finishes.  Approximately 65% of the project was subcontracted including civil, roofing, siding, interiors metal stud framing, GWB, tape and painting as well as mechanical and electrical work.

As this fast tracked project was not fully designed at the time of bidding the owner had pre-purchased some of the permanent materials (kitchen equipment, SIP panels, boilers, etc.). While there could have occasion for revisions and/or conflict, UNIT worked with the owner and design team to insure coordination and minimize any impact or duplication of effort.
 

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V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility
V.O.A. ARCH Replacement Facility