September 2018 \ BUILDING DIALOGUE \ 41 cAnYon loDGe | PArK cITY THe BlAKe | TAoS SKI VAlleY Town HIll loFTS | JAcKSon Hole ENGINEERING RELAXING SPACES RESORT M&NBldgDiaAug2018_MonroeNewellBldgDiaAd 7/16/18 2:56 PM Page 1 ELEMENTS Renovating Buildings Occhiato Student Center at Colorado State University, Pueblo Our design-build team of Hord Coplan Macht and Nunn Construction embarked on a $30 million renovation and addition to update the Occhiato Student Center, originally built in 1973, to create a more student-centric, state-of-the- art facility. In a 36-month partnership with the university, we created a construction plan that would allow for sev- eral critical functions, including residential dining service and the campus bookstore, to remain operable and easily accessible throughout the construction process and com- pleted the project ahead of schedule and on-budget. After studying a variety of options for maintaining food service and bookstore operations with the client early in the design phase, it was determined that the best course of action would be to complete the project over three phases. Phase I of the construction phase included a build-out of the 22,900-square-foot addition to the existing building that would remain fully occupied during the 12-month construction period. In Phase II, the remaining building occupants were moved into temporary spaces, abatement began, and the contractor proceeded with renovating the existing 109,000-square-foot building in its entirety with- out impacting occupants. Temporary spaces were designed to accommodate both food service and the bookstore in each half of the ballroom. Phase II was completed two months ahead of schedule, allowing for occupants to move in to the renovated building over a break and in time to serve students in the new dining facility for the start of the spring semester. The final phase of the project included moving the temporary food service and book- store occupants into permanent homes in the renovated facility, as well as installing the remaining finishes and audiovisual equipment in the ballroom. “We had excellent coordination of design/pricing draw- ings with the GMP process and schedule, as well as a streamlined construction administration phase and excel- lent adherence to scheduling of various phases of work,” said John Barn sky, director of planning and construction, Colorado State University, Pueblo. Key Takeaways for Successful Renovations of Existing Buildings • Involve as many key people as possible early in the planning process to provide input. • Communication is vital throughout every stage in the process. • Plan for noise separation, wherever possible. • Begin with as-built conditions to verify utilities and minimize startups and shutdowns. • Plan for more storage than you anticipate. • A collaborative, integrated team is critical to success. \\