H.R. Gray was retained for Eastern Kentucky University’s – Facilities Design and Construction, to provide scheduling and on-site schedule reviews for the New Science Building Project. This complex laboratory is the first of a two phase building construction plan to expand the University’s capacity for science related course offerings.
The contract documents were developed by OMNI Architects of Lexington, Kentucky to construct the classroom/laboratory building. The initial phase of the project consists of the construction of 174,000 square foot, 6 story multi-use structure. The combination of brick, glazing, and metal panel façade make this building the first of its kind at Eastern Kentucky University. The laboratories are furnished with state of the art fume hood exhaust systems and laboratory equipment tailored to fit all laboratory needs for Eastern Kentucky University students in Health Science, Physics, Botany, Biology, and Chemistry. The intricate sitework and landscaping at the New Science Building provides new infrastructure necessary for the University’s planned growth and the unique landscaping on this project has begun the transformation for the entire campus atmosphere. H.R. Gray, working with Denark Construction Inc. on the project, and other trade contractors, (plumbing, HVAC, and electrical), has developed and managed the detailed construction schedule.
With a total cost of $48-million, H.R. Gray contributed to several of the follow-up scheduling sessions that resulted in re-sequencing the phases of the project, along with developing recovery schedules, in order to meet the owner’s project milestone dates. In addition to the follow-up sessions, H.R. Gray provided on-site bi-monthly schedule updates and analysis of project progress.
This project was completed in July 2011, in time to hold Autumn Quarter classes.
Eastern Kentucky University
Client ReferenceSteve Lucas, P.E.