Stanmar recently conducted a survey of independent schools to learn more about current trends in facility construction. The results illustrate a strong demand for new facilities as schools constantly work to differentiate themselves and provide the best possible experience for their students.
One of the reasons that collaborative delivery methods are gaining market share is that, because site work can overlap with the creation of working drawings, many months can be trimmed off the schedule. There are potential cost savings to be had, as well, but as Oliver Snider explained in a recent blog post at Athletic Business, not all collaborative methods are created equal.
Success in design and construction is increasingly being gauged as much by the process as by the outcome. This is a trend being driven by building owners, who more and more are turning to collaborative, streamlined processes such as design-build that can shave months off the building schedule and save hundreds of thousands, even millions, in building costs.
As an Owner, understanding the risks during various stages of construction plays a large role in knowing when to be concerned and when to relax and let your contractor handle a problem. Ralph Agostinelli, Stanmar’s senior project manager, broke down a fitness center construction timeline in the November’s issue of Private University Product and News to help illuminate what to look for.
The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, hired Stanmar, Inc. to design and construct their new facility. Since 1945, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has been helping Nantucket’s youth grow and succeed. The Club is a vital resource for the Nantucket community, providing parents with a safe, healthy and fun place for their children. Throughout the past twenty years, the Club has expanded from 230 members to 669 members. In order for the Club to continue to be a part of children’s lives, a significant change was needed.