2020 T. Rowe Price IPD Projects
Baltimore and Owings Mills, Md.
Award of Merit
OWNER: JLL obo T. Rowe Price
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: Gensler
CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction Co.
SUBCONTRACTORS: M.C. Dean (Electrical and Telecommunications Contractor, IPD Partner); Poole & Kent (Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor and IPD Partner); Centerline (Drywall, Rough Carpentry and Ceilings); Tricon Construction (Drywall, Rough Carpentry and Ceilings); Selective Demolition; Capital City / CCS (Flooring); Contract Carpet Systems
Because COVID-19 precluded the eight-party integrated project delivery team from physically co-locating, the traditional construction trailer was replaced with virtual meetings. Construction partner representatives remained on site to serve as the full team’s “eyes and ears” and document existing conditions as the design evolved. By adapting to these and other pandemic-related constraints, the team successfully completed a two-floor, 31,000-sq-ft renovation of the owner’s downtown Baltimore headquarters and 20,000 sq ft of renovations to portions of two floors at the Owings Mills Financial Campus. Both projects included significant infrastructure upgrades with replacement of air handling units and variable air volume fan boxes as well as new electrical distribution systems. The projects also included new finishes throughout, and the programming included open office areas, cafeterias and collaboration and conference rooms. Supply chains were closely monitored, with the team utilizing early releases of key components and materials to strategically mitigate the potential risks of a volatile construction market.
Efficiencies generated savings that were applied to deferred items, including extended ceiling replacements. The team recorded more than 46,000 work hours with no recordable incidents or lost-time injuries, a notable accomplishment given that the work involved crane picks of HVAC systems through a window opening, elevated work on raised access flooring and electrical work on a system that is critical to the owner’s business.