NewSchool Construction Management Programs: The value and focus on construction site visits
The NewSchool of Architecture & Design ‘Construction Management – Estimating’ (CM 202) class has incorporated a simple philosophy of “seeing is believing.” Adjunct instructor Daniel Luckhardt, with thirty years’ experience in pre-construction services understands the value of construction site visits. This year the students will see over $500 million dollars of construction in progress during the spring course semester.
CM 202 students visited a BN Builders 60,000 square foot Office / Research Laboratory facility. The building includes; Architecturally Exposed Concrete, an underground Parking Garage, Laboratories, and a Vivarium. The Gensler design is targeted for LEED Silver. Grant Madril, Senior Project Engineer and Brooke Bermudez, Project Engineer with BN Builders conducted the tour.
Students also had an opportunity to view the ‘Tunnel Chamber’ of the Airborne San Diego Indoor Skydiving Facility. The tunnel openings reach depths of 50’ below grade.
The site tour was followed by a dinner and presentation as part of the American Society of Professional Estimators monthly event. Adam Johnson, Project Manager with Swinerton Builders conducted the tour.
One La Jolla Center, is a 306,000 square foot ‘Class A’ office building located adjacent to the University Town Center. The class tour included; the Ready Lease Space, the Central Plant located on the roof, High Speed Elevators, Sub-level Loading Dock, and multiple floors of Shell and Core space, prior to tenant build-out.
Written by: Daniel Luckhardt, Contributing Faculty, Construction Management Programs
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Master of Construction Management (MCM) program students are welcome to join the construction site visits. Please contact the construction management chair George Welch for more details.