Chemours Discovery Hub

IMC broke ground on a 312,000-square-foot research facility for Chemours on Dec. 18th.  The $150 million Chemours Discovery Hub will be constructed on the University of Delaware’s Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark, Delaware.

The Discovery Hub will go up on a 15-acre site in the southeast corner of the STAR campus, consolidating laboratories and offices for approximately 330 scientists, engineers, and researchers who will be relocated from Chemours’ New Castle County facilities. The Hub will include more than 100 labs, fifty specialty rooms, cafes, conference rooms and twenty “huddle” rooms for small group meetings. The four-story building will be complete in early 2020.

Legacy West

Legacy West is a mixed-use development nestled within the headquarters campus community that includes FedEx Office, J.C. Penney, Liberty Mutual and Toyota at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121 in Plano, Texas. This 240-acre project will include high-end shopping, restaurants, offices and more. Expected completion is Winter 2017.

The Village at Santa Monica

Pankow provided preconstruction and construction services for this 324-unit (a mix of affordable and market-rate housing) residential and retail development off Ocean Avenue with a three-level, below-grade parking garage.

This three-acre site is located in the heart of Santa Monica’s Civic Center which is adjacent to the town City Hall and Courts, hotels, commercial structures and a proposed garden park. In a city with Santa Monica’s density, a well-organized community input process plays a key role in resolving different views and helps to give the project a more particular Santa Monica identity.

The West Hollywood Edition Hotel & Residences

Pankow is providing preconstruction and construction services for this 190-room hotel and residences building with 20 luxury residential units on the top floors. Building amenities include two rooftop pools – one exclusively designated for residents and one for hotel guests – along with a rooftop bar and lounge. Buildings consist of two distinct, yet interconnected towers, 10- and 14-stories above grade with fall-height sliding glass walls.

Other amenities include a nightclub on Level B1, a full-service restaurant with a highly-acclaimed executive chef, a full-service spa as well as meeting and banquet halls. The lobby features a magnificent area with floor-to-ceiling windows and natural lighting. Residents can take advantage of a private entrance and lobby.

Niagara Bottling

Niagara Bottling launches a multi-regional expansion across the country in a continuing endeavor to produce high quality bottled water at affordable prices, all while leading the industry in environmental sustainability. As the largest private label water supplier in the U.S., Niagara carries more than 50 years of experience in advanced bottling technology. The family-owned and operated company has 19 facilities nationwide. Each remains operational 365 days a year, 24 hours a day for continuous production and shipping.

The vertically integrated bottling company incorporates a high-speed manufacturing line and cutting-edge bottling technology to manage every aspect of its bottle production. The company carries the highest quality certifications in the industry, with state-of-the art purification, filtration and disinfection systems.

Choate Construction has partnered with Niagara on their last seven facilities:

Mooresville, North Carolina

Aurora, Colorado

Missouri City, Texas

Gahanna, Ohio

Puyallup, Washington

Newnan, Georgia

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Metropolis Phase 2 Residential Tower 3

Pankow is partnered with PENTA to build this 56-story high-rise residential tower in downtown Los Angeles. Headquartered in China, Greenland USA is seeking the expertise of Pankow-PENTA JV to build this project successfully as well as procure overseas materials.

Located on the north side of the site along Eighth Street, Pankow-PENTA JV will construct the Phase 2 Residential Tower 3 with retail comprised of 775 condominium units and 63 floors (approximately 671 feet tall including the podium). With up to 853,309 SF of floor area, Tower 3 tower will have an associated amenity deck on the roof of the podium. The deck features a pool, roof garden, and fitness center for exclusive use by tower residents. The building will also have a smaller deck on the roof of this tower’s lower stack on or near the 26th floor.

Marsico Hall at the University of North Carolina

Located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, Marsico Hall is the University’s premiere research facility, bringing together both UNC’s School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. This glassy 343,000-SF facility was designed and constructed to LEED Silver standards with sustainable features that include water harvesting, alternate fuel refueling stations, innovative waste water technologies, daylight harvesting, and a 28% energy savings over baseline comparisons. With an average of 932 daily users, the facility’s sustainable features will provide a positive environmental impact for UNC’s campus and the Town of Chapel Hill throughout the life of the facility.

Both preconstruction and construction services for this $163 million project were performed by Choate Construction. At its completion in 2014, the project marked the largest Construction Manager At-Risk project ever completed in the State of North Carolina.

CPMC Van Ness Medical Office Building

Located in San Francisco on the cross streets of Van Ness Ave and Geary Street, the CPMC/Sutter Van Ness Medical Office Project is a new MOB that will house both CPMC departments and private physicians. This project is one of the first OSHPD 3 projects to use a Lean Construction delivery process to create a truly collaborative team approach. Currently in the design and preconstruction phase, the team is using 3-D building information modeling programs to fully coordinate all design disciplines which will translate into a construction phase with efficient flow and minimized constructability issues.

9th and Colorado

The redevelopment of the former University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center was recently the center of attention as Saunders performed a major implosion to start construction on a highly anticipated mixed-use development project.

The initial scope includes the environmental abatement and complete demolition of 15 existing buildings totaling 1,985,800 sq. ft. and interior demolition of three buildings, which are anticipated to be re-purposed as a part of the redevelopment. Additionally, Saunders will provide new utilities, roads, a two-block underground parking structure and infrastructure to enable future development.

The development team has proposed a $419 million redevelopment that will include 900 to 1,100 units of apartments and for-sale housing, 250,000 SF of retail and 125,000 sq. ft. of office space. The plan calls for the creation of a highly walkable and bike friendly project, integrating open green space and pedestrian amenities. The redevelopment will include a horizontal and vertical mix of uses, including residential, office, retail, restaurant, hotel and public space. The retail component will focus on creating a mix of retailers and restaurants, which will include national, regional and local businesses.

San Francisco Public Safety Building

A major component of the City and County of San Francisco’s Justice Facilities Improvement Program is a new Public Safety Building (PSB). The state of the art building will house the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Police Command Center, the Southern District Police Station and a neighborhood San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) Fire Station. The project includes a parking structure and adaptive reuse of a historic, red brick fire house. The building will be six stories with a partial basement, containing approximately 300,000 SF