Sundt’s preconstruction department and members of the construction team performed constructability reviews, made suggestions to improve the efficiency of the design and provided cost analysis of the design as it developed. Once the subcontractor bids were in, the base contract bid was within one percent of Sundt estimate and well below the original engineer’s estimate.

The Clark Kerr Campus Renewal project included renovating seven, three-story buildings that provide student housing, with selective upgrades in the steam plant and auditorium buildings. The renovations addressed code compliance, aging materials and utility systems, and fire and life safety requirements. The project improved disabled access and safety with new pathways, lighting and outside emergency phones.

Interior renovations included the installation of fire sprinklers and an upgrade of the existing fire alarm systems; improving the connections to the campus computer network; replacement of electrical wiring; and replacement of bathroom and other fixtures. The project made housing operations more sustainable by modernizing and improving the efficiency of the water, power and heating systems.

Restoration/Renovation Award of Merit-McGraw Hill