Gannon University Zurn Science Center

Gannon University

Gannon University Zurn Science Center
Gannon University Zurn Science Center
Gannon University Zurn Science Center
Gannon University Zurn Science Center
Gannon University Zurn Science Center
Gannon University Zurn Science Center

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CLIENT GOALS

Zurn Science Center is the sciences academic building on the Gannon Campus. The building houses two lecture auditoriums along with several labs and numerous classrooms and departmental offices. Located in Zurn are Science and Engineering programs and Information Technology Services.

The University understood that the Zurn Science Center (erected in 1970) needed exhaustive building systems infrastructure replacements and upgrades along with lab and corridor improvements.  The building needed to be utilized and occupied during construction.

SOLUTIONS

Critical to project success was the phased construction implementation plan developed to keep the building open around the clock all year long.  Initial thoughts suggested that the best phasing was floor by floor.  However a deeper analysis showed that a vertical slicing of the building was the best approach for safety, and building systems replacement.  An energy analysis also showed a payback of approximately 2-3 years through implementing new windows and insulation of the exterior curtain wall.

RESULTS

Today Zurn Science Center has the facilities necessary for contemporary science and engineering programs and is no longer a detriment to student attraction.

CONTACT
SERVICES PROVIDED
  • Planning
  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Fit Planning
  • Budget Development
  • Cost Estimating
  • Architecture
  • Feasibility Study
  • Concept Development
  • Interior Design
  • Construction Management
  • Building Assessment
  • Schedule Development
  • Construction Phasing Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Project Accounting