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medical school will »The finishedactive learning rooms, feature 25 Institutional | CAMDEN COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY: COOPER MEDICAL SCHOOL OF ROWAN UNIVERSITY research and testing labs, and a clinical simulation center. Built to Last W ROWAN UNIVERSITY’S COOPER MEDICAL SCHOOL IS BEING BUILT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS. BY ALAN DORICH ith the recent technical advancements in healthcare, medical students need to have state-of-the-art facilities for learning. In Camden, N.J., Rowan University and the Cooper Health System have partnered to create such an institution. The Camden County Improvement Authority (CCIA) has provided project financing and is serving as project manager for this important project. CCIA Director of Project Management Mike Hagarty says work is almost complete on the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) Project, with a scheduled substantial completion date of June 1, 2012. The $139 million medical school facility will stand six stories and cover approximately 200,000 square feet. “It is going to be the first four-year allopathic medical school built in Southern New Jersey, and the first new medical school built in New Jersey in more than 30 years,” Hagarty says. When finished, the CMSRU will be filled with spaces and technologies to support faculty and Camden County Improvement Authority – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University • Project budget: $139 million • Location: Camden, N.J. students in their educational process. Building features include 25 active learning rooms; a 250-seat auditorium and a 140-seat multipurpose room; research and testing labs for students and faculty; a clinical simulation center in which to learn and practice interviewing and clinical skills; a learning commons and satellite medical library; and medical school administrative offices. In addition, the building was designed as a “green” building. “It has been designed and is [being] built so it will not only meet today’s immediate needs, but also the needs of future generations,” he says. After construction is completed in June, “50 students will be accepted into its charter class and will grow to approximately 400 students at the facility’s full capacity,” Hagarty says. “[This] is the first new medical school in New Jersey in more than 30 years.” –Mike Hagarty, director of project management Talking Through Issues Several prime contractors have worked and/or are currently working on the CMSRU Project, including The Bedwell Company (TBC), a general contractor based in West Chester, Pa. TBC won contracts for substructure and superstructure work, as well as general construction. Pilesgrove, N.J.-based Richard E. Pierson Construction Co. provided the demolition and site clearing work; Vineland, N.J.-based Falasca Mechanical Inc. is installing the plumbing and fire protection systems; Sicklerville, N.J.-based Dolan Mechanical Inc. is the mechanical contractor; and Trenton, N.J.-based WPCS International Inc. is the electrical contractor. To date, all five contractors have worked with the project team to overcome the various challenges on this project, including an aggressive project schedule. “On large, complex projects such as this, you expect issues to occur,” Hagarty says. The secret is to resolve any differ- 52 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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