Barton Malow

New Science Building + Building C Renovation

Oakland Community College

OCC Science Building Aerial Rendering

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

The new Science Building will include state-of-the-art CIS labs, breakout spaces, 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 include 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 will join the two buildings.

Building on an Occupied Campus

Located in a tight campus setting and surrounded by occupied buildings year-round, it is critical that construction doesn’t impact students, faculty, and staff. We coordinate closely with OCC and communicate 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 are also utilizing drones to plan for proper utility layout and monitoring of job progress.