A. Martini & Co. was brought on early in the design phase of this new addition and existing building renovation a year prior to construction. This project included new laboratory and research space as well as new operating rooms, administrative areas and a green roof and green space on the back of the building. The scope also entailed an extensive renovation of the existing building. The process began with the owner’s vision of a comforting, caring environment where families and staff are able to make important decisions under the most difficult of times. The team reviewed the site parameters, existing building restraints, access, while being mindful of the strategic plan of the agency including both the short and long term goals. Several full preliminary estimates were completed so that necessary changes could be identified to reduce costs. Throughout this process, as Construction Manager/General Contractor, A. Martini & Co. identified different options for constructability and value engineering to reduce the overall building cost, such as: the perimeter wall type and construction, MEP systems, foundation issues, roof structural systems, and interior finishes. This project is Certified LEED Silver by the USGBC.
“The success [of this project] was due to the on-going daily communication and progress reports. Additionally, weekly updates by the entire team of architects, contractors and subcontractors assured that the entire team was aligned and that any challenges were addressed in real time with shared responsibility to the projects challenges.”
– Susan Stuart, CEO, CORE