CCAM, Alan Karchimer
Technology commercialization center overcame site and management hurdles to complete with no lost-time injuries or accidents.

Innovative teaming on construction was in keeping with this 63,000-sq-ft applied research center's mission to link manufacturers and Virginia-based university researchers in technology commercialization.

Project funding issues compressed bid deadlines, and unexpected and extensive groundwater intrusion required extra backfilling.

The owner also directly subcontracted much work, contributing some complications, but there was extensive contractor coordination and all subs had to participate in its weekly safety meetings.

The job had no lost-time accidents or injuries.


Project Team:

Owner: CCAM; University of Virginia Foundation, Charlottesville, Va.

Architect: Perkins + Will, Washington, D.C.

General Contractor: W.M. Jordan Co., Newport News, Va.

Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Structural Engineers, Washington, D.C.

Civil and MEP Engineers: Dewberry, Fairfax; Integral Group, Richmond

MEP Contractors: Chewning & Wilmer, Richmond; EMC Mechanical Services, Richmond