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Institutional | TORCON - HOLLY POINTE COMMONS

Supporting
Growth
TORCON'S WORK ON HOLLY POINTE COMMONS
SHOWS WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM CAN
ACCOMPLISH IN A SHORT TIME. BY ERIC SLACK

F

ounded in 1965, Torcon is known for providing exceptional
construction management and general contracting services
to leading corporations and private institutions. Today,
Torcon the company is among the largest and most active
builders in the Mid-Atlantic States, and it is also a premier construction manager in Puerto Rico.
Torcon has built its reputation by tackling many large and challenging projects for its clients. Having taken on more than $4 billion
of construction in the past decade, Torcon specializes in everything
from biotech and pharmaceutical plants, hospital and healthcare
facilities, and academic buildings to retail and commercial centers,
office facilities and airport facilities.
"Torcon is constantly striving to maintain a strong reputation,"
Senior Project Manager, Matthew Bentley says. "That is how you get
and keep business. The company is not afraid to invest in people,
safety and quality to ensure clients are fans of our work. We mostly
build large-scale commercial projects, and our talented and diverse
staff can support a wide degree of product types in all industries."

ยป Torcon is working on the Holly Pointe Commons project at Rowan University.

Coming to Life
One recent project for Torcon is the Holly Pointe Commons projBentley says. "Traditionally this size project would take more than
ect. In the past year, the company began construction on the
three years to complete, and we have compressed into 14 months."
304,000-square-foot housing facility at Rowan University in GlassThe project is a public-private partnership between Rowan
boro, N.J. As a multi-storied building, this project will add on-camUniversity and University Student Living, which is the comprepus residential and community space for 1,400 students.
hensive campus housing company of The Michaels Organization.
As construction manager, Torcon will provide preconstruction coHolly Pointe Commons includes dual four-story buildings and a
ordination, management of budget development, scheduling, safety
seven-story building that will be connected
and quality, cost control, and implementation
by a three-level bridge. Designed by Philaof a comprehensive onsite construction
delphia-based Erdy McHenry Architecture,
program. Holly Pointe Commons is being
www.torcon.com
the project also features a serpentine shaped
designed with sustainability in mind, using
* Project cost: $110 million
footprint, which will create a new campus oval
LEED Silver certification practices. Con* Location: Glassboro, N.J.
with greenspace for student gatherings.
struction of the residence facility is already
* Scope: 304,000-square-foot hous"University Student Living is Rowan's eyes
underway. Using an aggressive schedule,
ing facility
on the project, Erdy McHenry Architecture is
the project is set for completion in time for
the project architect, and we have brought in
the 2016-2017 academic school year.
mechanical and electrical contractors to support
"Rowan University initiated the concept
a design-build process for the mechanical and
for the project in January 2015 and im- Ma hew Ben ey, enior project manager
electrical design," Bentley says. "From January
mediately began the process to organize
to April last year, we created the general design
a team that could design and build the
and broke ground in May 2015."
project so it could open in August of 2016,"

Torcon - Holly Pointe Commons

"We can upport a wide degree
of product types erving
diverse industries."

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