BOND wins CMAA award for Bryant University innovation center; design for 48,290 s/f provided by EYP

May 19, 2017 - Front Section
Shown (from left) are: Frank Hayes, BOND COO; Andrew Abderrazzaq, BOND project manager; John Metcalf, executive director, capital projects and construction, Bryant University; David Capaldo, BOND project manager; Kip Ellis from EYP principal and lead designer; Mike Collard from EYP senior project director; David Semnoski, Jacobs senior project manager; and David Shrestinian, BOND senior VP, building division.

Smithfield, RI BOND has received a Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter (CMAA) Project Achievement Award for the Bryant University Academic Innovation Center (AIC) project. The project won in the New Construction category at the 23rd annual award ceremony.

Bryant University’s AIC is a learning facility that embraces the future of experiential education. The 48,290 s/f building is designed to inspire creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration and innovative teaching methods. It’s the flagship project of the Bryant Builds Program, a facility plan that has added more than 250,000 s/f of innovative facilities at both the Smithfield campus, as well as Zhuhai, China. 

“We are extremely pleased with our new facility,” said John Metcalf, executive director, capital projects and construction, Bryant University. “We congratulate the project teams for their hard work and close collaboration that kept this project on schedule and within budget during a fast-track timeline. Despite the complexities of the project, everyone worked together to deliver an impressive building our students and faculty will enjoy for years to come.”

Working closely with University stakeholders and design firm EYP, BOND provided preconstruction and construction management services for the project. This included detailed cost estimating, value engineering and procurement strategies to manage cost and schedule. BOND’s preplanning and implementation of technology such as BIM modeling, laser scanning and tablet-based quality control systems ensured each building element was installed to plan.  The project was delivered during an aggressive 16-month schedule in time for the fall semester of 2016.  

“We are honored to be a part of the CMAA New England Project Achievement Awards,” said Robert Murray, BOND president. “The construction of the Academic Innovation Center is a transformative and signature building for Bryant University and its students. We are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the success of this project.”

The CMAA New England Chapter holds its annual Project Achievement Awards to recognize exceptional achievement in the New England construction management community.

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