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DAYTON, OHIO – Wright State University’s College of Liberal Arts is renowned for producing top performers. It comes as no surprise then, that they’d recruit our constructability review and schedule analysis construction management services for this rigorous project.
Wright State University had a goal in mind when it came to the renovation of their College of Liberal Arts. The University wanted to create opportunities within the new college to enhance collaboration and interaction between the programs and students while redefining the college as an iconic structure on the campus. The project became a Construction Manager at Risk, (CMaR), contract that involved a 187,800 sq. ft. Creative Arts Center Building and a 14,350 sq. ft. TV Center Building.
H.R. Gray was selected to provide a constructability review and schedule analysis of the proposed project. The project impacted all the departments currently housed in the current building including Theater, Dance, Motion Picture, Music, and Art. The H.R. Gray team provided owner’s representative services which included reviewing the drawings and specifications at the design stage to assist the University in improving the clarity, consistency, and constructability of the project. They were a member of the collaborative WSU CAC team that consisted of the design team, the CMaR contractor and University staff that participated in discussions to the approach needed to coordinate the complex multi-phased construction in an occupied building. Precise scheduling was required to ensure that critical project milestones were met to ensure project success.
Additionally, H.R. Gray was called upon evaluate the cost and scope of switching over to a more conventional Design Bid/Build General Contractor, (GC), delivery method, which the University ultimately chose to do at the midpoint of the project, resulting in a reduction of six months to the project schedule.