This project is one of many projects underway at Glenn Research Center. The RSB will be roughly 64,000 square feet in overall size and will house 164 occupants, with a construction cost of approximately $31M. The building is being constructed on the site of the previously demolished Building 21 on the GRC campus. The new two-story steel structure contains open office areas; private offices; conference and work rooms; Training Rooms, Collaborative Engineering Rooms; collaboration work spaces with light wells; a cafeteria with supporting kitchen and dining spaces; and typical support spaces. The exterior is clad in painted metal panels and transparent glazing curtain wall systems. Support facility construction includes the removal of existing paved surfaces; removal of certain underground utilities; site preparation; caissons for foundation support; curbs and roadways; parking areas; pedestrian walkways; landscaping. Supporting utilities to the site include the extension of potable water; non potable chilled water from an existing chilled water plant; high pressure steam; natural gas; sanitary and storm sewers; high voltage electrical cable through existing manhole and new underground duct bank; communications cabling through existing and new communications duct banks and manholes. This project is LEED Silver Certifiable under the USGBC LEED-NC version 2009 Rating System.
Construction Support Solutions was retained by GRC as the Active Schedule Manager to assist with claims-avoidance and schedule management throughout the construction progress. Through a detailed analysis performed during the beginning of construction, CSS was able to resolve schedule disputes that had appeared prior to our award and get the project back on track to ensure timely completion. In addition to our claims avoidance services, CSS is also providing monthly construction progress updates, 3-week look-ahead projections, site visits, reviewing activity progress, change order requests, attending monthly meetings.