Barton Malow

New Science Building + Building C Renovation

Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College Science and Tech building, occupied campus construction

Barton Malow has led projects on all six of Oakland Community College’s (OCC) campuses. At the Auburn Hills campus, we provided construction management services for the new Science Building and renovation to Building C, completing the project while the campus was occupied.

The new Science Building includes 8 state-of-the-art CIS labs, 17 breakout spaces, 15 classrooms including a cyber security classroom, lecture halls, outdoor learning spaces, and a new mechanical tunnel to tie into existing utilities. Additional labs include microbiology, physics, biology, and chemistry. Renovations to Building C included three lecture halls, breakout spaces, offices, conference space, and demolition of the entire first floor creating a walkway underneath the second floor of the existing building. A second-story connector joins the two buildings.

Construction on an Occupied Campus

Located in a tight campus setting and surrounded by occupied buildings year-round, it was critical that construction didn’t impact students, faculty, and staff. We coordinated closely with OCC and communicated regularly to ensure safety on and around the jobsite as well as uninterrupted operations of surrounding buildings.

Precise Planning Utilizing VDC Tools

Barton Malow utilized Virtual Design and Construction tools to address the tight site conditions and intricate renovation. We utilized laser scanning on the first floor of Building C to identify demolition for existing tie-in locations. We also utilized drones to plan for proper utility layout and monitoring of job progress.

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