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A First Class Facility Institutional | SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION – FIU SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS S THE NEW LEED SILVER FACILITY AT FIU IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE MANY BENEFITS TO THE SCHOOL. uffolk Construction’s reputation for quality work and exceptional service dates back to its founding in 1982. “Clients, partners and national industry experts have recognized Suffolk for our passionate approach to construction,” the company says. “Our reputation for meeting aggressive project schedules, fostering safe working environments and providing clients exceptional service continues to expand across the country.” The company provides a range of preconstruction, construction management, design/build and general contracting services for the education, healthcare, life science, federal government and commercial sectors. “We have successfully completed projects throughout the country,” it says. “Each project varies in scope and size, but the lessons learned are the same: in-depth experience, strong relationship management skills, teamwork and a commitment to client service translates into quality buildings that are completed on schedule and on budget.” The firm will use those skills on the $13.9 million School of International and Public Affairs building at Florida International University in University Park, Fla. The new facility – which is scheduled to be completed in November 2010 – will hold the international studies department and is geared to be a stateof-the-art building for classes, lectures, workshops, performances, conferences and faculty and graduate student activities and research. Max Tojeiro, Suffolk’s senior project manager, recently spoke to Construction Today about the scope of the project, its challenges and its unique features. Construction Today: What is the scope of the project? Max Tojeiro: The project consists of a fivestory classroom and administrative building with an attached two-story auditorium. The classroom/administrative tower structure, which includes the two-story lobby, is made up of cast-in-place concrete decks and beams with precast concrete joists. The cantilevered auditorium structure is a structural steel assembly. The complete structure is clad with architectural precast concrete panels that have punched-in windows and some ground floor areas of storefront and Suffolk Construction www.suffolkconstruction.com • Budget: $13.9 million • Location: University Park, Fla. • Scope: 58,238-square-foot academic building Construction is the $13.9 million »Suffolk of International at work on Affairs at Florida School and Public International University. It will be completed in 2010. “The facility being built provides the university with a first-class international classroom facility.” –Max Tojeiro, senior project manager metal cladding. The building area is noted as 58,238 square feet. The tower section is 80 feet, 8 inches tall, while the cantilevered auditorium is 38 feet high. The building tower is provided with two (3,500-pound-capacity elevators). Unique features include a two-story lobby with terrazzo floor finish and a wood wall panel system; a DECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
Construction Today - December 2009