Construction management at-risk services (preconstruction and construction) for the phased infrastructure improvements at McKeldin Mall, a main thoroughfare for student and pedestrian traffic on campus. In order to prevent excessive flooding during heavy rains, the University planned to install new storm lines underground.
Phase I of the project involved improving surface drainage in the west lawn area through regrading, relocating existing underground utilities, and installation of a new storm drainage system. Repair of the Omicron Delta Kappa’s foundation and McKeldin Library terrace were also part of the phase I improvements.
Phase II involved replacing approximately 600 linear feet of old water lines. To ensure continued campus operations, JVS installed the new water lines before removing the existing, outdated piping. Complicated by existing, unforeseen various pipe, wire and conduits, Schafer worked with the University and engineers, when necessary, to identify whether each item was currently in use and, if so, how to circumnavigate the existing condition without affecting current operations or the planned work activities.
Phase III involved installing new storm water pipes in three locations: the W1 parking lot, the are adjacent to the Francis Scott Key Building and the area in front of the Skinner Building.