Alabama Construction News

OCT-DEC 2018

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52 AL CONSTRUCTION NEWS OCT-DEC 2018 New Freshman Residence Hall on the northwest side of campus, a new co-ed facility—with men and women on separate floors—that includes an emergency storm shelter that provides protection for 1,518 students, faculty and staff. Standard, Marathon Electrical Contractors and Atkins and Kimbrough were just a few of the subcontractors on the job. "It was a great partnership, both working with the University and with the subcontractors," said Caddell Construction Company's Manager of Operations Support Clint MacDonald. "It was the first time I personally worked with many of them, and everyone worked together well to get the job done. Together we were all able to build something to be proud of." Delta Zeta's new chapter house, which was a $17 million construction project, was worked on by Remmert & Company, who did all of the architectural woodwork including trim, cabinets, decorating paneling and countertops. "We really enjoy the partnership of working with all of the different contractors at the University of Alabama," said Remmert & Company President Luke Remmert. "We've done a lot of work there over the years, and we really appreciate being part of it." The renovations made to H. M. Comer Hall included many ABC of Alabama members, including Remmert & Company, which did many of the architectural woodwork elements,. The project included a complete interior and exterior renovation to transform the Hall into the new front door to the College of Engineering and the Science and Engineering Complex. The general contractor for the $24.4 million project was Bailey Harris Construction. Selective Masonry worked on the project as well doing masonry work both inside and out. "We installed some interior concrete masonry units, and on the exterior we did face brick and limestone," said Selective Masonry President Jonathan Watts. "It was pretty elaborate masonry work, as it included arches, limestone columns, limestone cornice, window surrounds and door surrounds." An addition to the existing Mal Moore Dining Facility has enhanced the dining services to student-athletes and now seats approximately 440 people with a total square footage of approximately 24,414 square feet. The $15.1 million project completed in July 2018. Remmert & Company participated on it as well. A new three-story brick veneer house was also built for Alpha Omicron Pi. The $16 million project, now complete, offers a higher sleeping capacity, large 250-person capacity dining room, and a number of new amenities. Selective Masonry participated in this project, installing face brick and the support of the local and regional contractors and trades people, and the University has a deep appreciation for all the hard work that goes into our projects." Just this August, the University completed approximately $190 million of construction. The economic impact of these projects are tremendous. According to University data, for every $1 spent in construction there is a $2 economic impact. The University's construction projects also create 17 jobs per $1 million of construction spending. Many of these projects were large new builds or renovations, which completed just in time for the new school year. A highlight of many of these projects includes the fact that many ABC of Alabama members worked on the facilities, whether as general contractors or subcontractors. "The economic impact and job creation on campus has been a shining star for our members in the Tuscaloosa area and beyond," said ABC of Alabama President Jay Reed. "The growth on campus has impacted companies across this state and actually beyond. The University has become one of those owners the industry loves working with. Certainly having their appetite for growth has positively impacted the community but also the bottom line of our members." Caddell Construction served as general contractor for the $53.2 million

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