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Client: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Location: Galveston, TX
Delivery: Construction Manager-at-Risk
The campus was hit hard by Hurricane Ike in 2008, sustaining extensive damage to a large number of facilities. As part of the ongoing recovery effort, we served as construction manager-at-risk repair and flood mitigation work at 12 research and 10 healthcare buildings on campus. The projects were funded with a combination of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state funds. Work includes repair and mitigation of all first-floor building spaces, basement areas, building elevators, MEP systems, roof, building envelope, telecommunications and security, and life safety systems.
Accounting and billing were the most difficult aspects of the project. The campus saw the recovery effort as an opportunity to update some of its aging infrastructure and facilities. Because FEMA funds could only be used for work classified as repair in-kind, we had to carefully identify which scopes of work could be paid for by FEMA and which had to be funded by the State of Texas, which resulted in hundreds of pay applications.
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