This multi-phase, multi-building renovation of the El Camino Community College Science Complex included updating systems, technology and finishes in existing science labs, classrooms, preparation areas and faculty/administrative offices in buildings originally constructed between 1952 and 1963. The complex consists of a 24,200 SF Chemistry Building, a 14,250 SF Physics Building, a 12,350 SF Biology Building, and a 28,000 SF Natural Sciences Building. These renovation, seismic upgrade and reconstruction projects were completed using a two phase, CM at Risk over Multi-Prime contract format. The scope of work also included upgrading site and building utilities as well as existing communications systems. Challenges successfully addressed by C.W. Driver in the execution of these projects included building on an occupied campus and a tight budget. Working with the campus stakeholders and the architect throughout the preconstruction phase enabled the development of contingencies and a communication plan to keep the project moving forward.
- El Camino CCD – Science Building