Renovating the University
The 30,000sf renovation of the Information Science Building at the University of North Texas (UNT) was managed by our firm. The project involved converting the second floor library into classrooms and offices. The new space services international students and includes 17 classrooms, a computer lab, an audio/visual lab, office and administrative areas. Additional scopes-of-work included the removal of two steel stairwells and upgrading mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Due to the team’s hard work, and despite unexpected building conditions, we finished construction in 11-weeks, one week ahead of schedule.
Safety, as with every project, was our number one priority. The first floor was occupied by students for the duration of the project; therefore major disruptive scopes-of-work, such as demolition and removing the two steel stairwells, were performed on the weekend when the building was vacant.
Additionally, a temporary fence was constructed around the perimeter of the building to keep students and faculty out of harm's way. Our team also strictly enforced the parking restrictions—every car that was parked near the site had to have the appropriate parking pass. Ultimately, there were no injuries or lost time for accidents on the job due to our exceptional safety standards and practices.