When this major state university sought the services of a contractor to renovate, and effectively reprogram, a general administration building into a science-centric building with extensive lab spaces, the complexities of the budget-constrained project required a technical and thorough approach to delivery. PRESWERX worked collaboratively with the contractor to create a plan for delivery that addressed the myriad of challenges – budget, schedule, logistics, and constructability-related – all facing the project. Of these four project challenges, constructability and budget were most critical.
Additionally, PRESWERX co-developed a budget model with the contractor, correlating the budgets of previously built, similar projects, to this University Science & Engineering Building 50 Renovation. This allowed the contractor to not only communicate its understanding of the physical and spatial challenges the project faced, but equally as important, the contractor was able to share what they had seen as typically “overlooked” or “hidden” cost for these types of projects. This gave the university tremendous insight into those aspects of the project that may have not yet been fully fleshed out.