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Creating A World’s Flair TAYLOR & PARRISH WORKS AROUND A FUNCTIONING CAMPUS. BY BROOKE INFUSINO suggested »Taylor & Parrishproject that changes to the saved the client money. Institutional | TAYLOR & PARRISH INC.: CAROLE WEINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL CENTER I n July 2010, the University of Richmond in Virginia will unveil the Carole Weinstein International Center thanks to the expertise of general contractor Taylor & Parrish (T&P). The center will serve as the hub for the university’s international education program. T&P competed against four other general contractors for the $16 million contract, but ultimately earned the contract “based on past similar buildings, our ability to work within an active campus and our preconstruction services,” Project Manager Bill Gillespie says. The original $18 million, 40,000-squarefoot project announced in August 2007 was expanded to a $20.4 million, 57,000-squarefoot facility following the addition of a basement to the building at the suggestion of Taylor & Parrish. “T&P suggested adding a basement because of the topography of the site,” Gillespie explains. “It provided the school with an additional 17,000 square feet of storage space at a very low cost per square foot.” During the preconstruction phase, T&P also suggested the university change the casement windows from steel construction to aluminum. “This created much more competition since there are more aluminum window manufactures than steel window manufacturers,” Gillespie recalls. “This resulted in a savings of approximately $900,000.” Located in Richmond, Va., the private university is creating new facilities and making major renovations to others. According to Gillespie, two other projects are currently underway on campus. With expertise in services such as general contracting and construction management for higher education, T&P was hired as the prime contractor to build the international center. The Carole Weinstein International Center will house the Office of International Education, which orchestrates the university’s study abroad and international exchange programs. Taylor & Parrish Inc. • Construction value: $16 million • Location: University of Richmond, Va. • Employees: 50 • Scope: 57,000-square-foot academic building “Our superintendents all have over 20 years working for T&P. They control the quality of our work and that of the subcontractors.” –Bill Gillespie, PM It also will house several departments and interdisciplinary programs focused on international issues or whose work offers a global perspective. The three-story, 57,000-square-foot building will feature high-tech classrooms with technology that will allow Richmond faculty and students to collaborate in real time with professors and students at partner universities around the world. It will also feature meeting space for the university’s international students and scholars, teaching and social settings for faculty-student interaction, state-of-the-art language instruction, faculty offices and programmatic venues. The building is named after Carole Weinstein in honor of the donor’s financial support of the university’s international education programs, which spans two decades. The new center was designed using a brick veneer and limestone exterior to complement the Gothic architecture Richmond’s campus is known for, but also serves as a metaphor for global interconnectedness, the university says. JANUARY 2010 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
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