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modeling," he says. "We have wanted to delve into this space for a
while and have jumped in with two feet. We're now in the process of
putting the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in place."
He adds that Fraser Construction has completed several buildings
with USGB LEED certification; however, the company is attempting
to achieve Green Globes certification with this project. "This will
be a sustainable building overall," Fraser says. "Green Globes is a
sustainable rating system that we think is interactive, flexible and
affordable, and will provide market recognition of the building's
environmental attributes through third-party verification."
Fraser Construction is working to
achieve Green Globes certification
on its work for USCB.
into the foyer. This area will serve as part of their pre-function space.
I'm guessing they will use the space to teach Mixology 101."
USCB's facility will also feature natural light from a three-story
curtain-wall system. "It will be lit up by the foyer, which is full of
wood paneling and glulam beams," Fraser explains. "There will also
be a bridge going across the foyer. A glass conference room will also
be included in the area, and underneath the bridge there will be a
wood-paneled café/coffee bar."
Additionally, the test kitchen will have several ovens and boast
many AV components, such as televisions and cameras to showcase
various angles on what professors cook, notes Fraser. "There will also
be a lot of neat study pods throughout the hallways to foster collaboration between students during their free time," he says.
This is the first higher education project for the company,
according to Fraser. "We are learning about building information
As the general contractor for the project, Fraser notes "the players we
have on board are collaborating and doing great work." He adds that
the company's role is to act as a communicator and proactively solve
any problems that arise.
"We have longstanding relationships with many of the subcontractors on this project," Fraser says. "When you're literally working
on an island, you have to figuratively and literally try not to burn
bridges. Communication is critical for us."
He notes that there's "a lot of creativity" being put into this project
with the help of the architect and owner. "I have to give credit to
Liolio Architects and Proslab Concrete for doing a fantastic job on
this project," Fraser concludes. "The USCB School is poised for a lot of
growth, and this new campus will help spur that."
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