UNH 2007 Stillings Dining Hall

  • College Dining Hall Renovation
  • 20,000 sq. ft.
  • Construction Management Contract w/GMP
  • Fast-Track 84 Day Completion

North Branch was chosen Construction Manager for this $2.0 million dining hall renovation at the University of New Hampshire, Durham campus in the Fall of 1998. Funding for the project was delayed until the Spring 2000 budget and after careful review with subcontractors, North Branch was able to provide the University with a revised guaranteed maximum price in January 2000. The project began in mid May, at the end of the second semester when the majority of the students returned home for summer vacation. Construction was completed on a fast-track basis and the building was ready for the return of the students in August.

Approximately 60% of the building was affected by the renovation, with some of the items removed in the demolition being salvaged and reused in the renovation. Construction included all new electrical and HVAC systems as well as all new finishes in the serving line area; the renovation also included a new roof. The building is now handicap accessible with a new elevator, ramps and automatic door openers.

Although actual construction did not begin until May, preparations including weekly meetings with subcontractors, began in March. Most of the materials were delivered in advance of construction in order to insure the project began on time and maintained the aggressive schedule.

Despite the fast-track summer schedule, construction was completed on schedule, including $330,000 in additional work not included in the original scope of work.