Montana State University Gaines Hall RenovationSubmitted by BNBuilders Inc.
Located in the center of the Montana State University Campus, Gaines Hall is an 85,500-sq-ft, four-story structure. This 1960s-era building is attached to the largest lecture hall on campus and houses the Dept. of Administration, support activities, classrooms, student and faculty workspace, teaching and research labs, support spaces and offices.

Using the CM/GC method of delivery, this $32-million renovation project included complete demolition down to the concrete structure and major structural upgrades throughout the building, including more than 100 micropiles and grade beams installed beneath the existing structure. The new facility features a completely new lecture hall, upgrade of interior finishes, lab/classroom build-outs, new casework, new data networks throughout the building, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and enhanced ADA access.

This is the state of Montana’s first CM/GC project and is pursuing LEED-Gold certification.

Bozeman, Mont.

$32 million
Owner: Montana State A/E
Contractor/CM: BNBuilders Inc./Construction Management Services
Architect: Dowling Sandholm Architects
Engineers: HKM Engineers, Morrison Maierle Inc., Associated Construction Engineering Inc.
Start: June 2008 Finish: Aug. 2010