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McCarthy Completes Fast-Track Construction of Interim Science Building at Saint Louis University

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Construction team transforms former charter elementary school into research, teaching and office space in seven weeks. 

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has completed the conversion of a former charter elementary school into an interim science building for Saint Louis University (SLU). The 50,000-sq.-ft. renovation, which was undertaken and opened in time for fall 2017 semester, now houses research, teaching and office space for the University’s Department of Biology. Located on SLU’s South Campus, the new facilities will serve students, researchers and faculty while the University renovates Macelwane Hall, which experienced a fire and subsequent water damage in May 2017.

McCarthy completed the fast-track construction project in seven weeks to ensure the building would be ready for the start of classes on August 28.

“We quickly mobilized our team and collaborated closely with SLU’s staff and Fox Architects to convert the vacant school into a state-of-the-art science learning environment,” said Ryan Freeman, vice president at McCarthy Building Companies. “The project involved a lot of hands-on ingenuity and innovation to meet the very quick timeframe.”

To avoid project delays and reduce costs, the construction team proactively surveyed and sourced laboratory casework and equipment salvaged from the fire, then reworked it to fit the programs and layout in the new spaces.

Located at the corner of Spring and Chouteau Avenues, the former Imagine charter elementary school building required installation of lab exhaust and other systems and equipment, as well as extensive rework of mechanical and electrical systems to accommodate advanced research and teaching labs.

“We relied on McCarthy’s efficiency and specialized expertise in building complex research and education spaces to complete the project on time,” said Dustin Montgomery, assistant director of construction services of Saint Louis University.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients.

McCarthy Begins Construction of Transformative Project at Washington University in St. Louis

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Multi-building assignment will transform the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has started construction of a multi-building project that will transform the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus into a hub for state-of-the-art research and teaching, as well as a vibrant green space.

As construction manager, McCarthy will implement a comprehensive plan that includes the construction of three new academic buildings, two multi-use pavilions, an underground parking facility and a new expansive landscape. It also includes an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

“These enhancements will expand the university’s capacity for academic programs, create opportunities for greater interdisciplinary interaction and transform the campus entrance,” says JD Long, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning & management at Washington University in St. Louis. “The project will advance the university’s academic mission while creating a more collaborative, welcoming campus environment.”

Major components of the east end transformation include:

  • Anabeth and John Weil Hall, an 82,100-sq.-ft. interdisciplinary building, will serve as the new front door to the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
  • The 25,500-sq.ft. Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center will house Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Services.
  • Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall is a 80,600-sq.-ft. building that will house the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
  • The School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering will be located in the new James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall.
  • The new Ann and Andrew Tisch Park will provide a campus gathering place and expanded green space.
  • A 5,600-sq.-ft. addition to Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will enable the museum to showcase a larger portion of its world-class collection and expand its exhibition program.
  • The Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion, an 18,000-sq.-ft. multi-use facility, will bring together a range of dining options, academic programs, the Office of Sustainability, and resources for pedestrian and bicycle commuters.
  • A new 790-space underground parking facility will provide convenient, safe and accessible parking.

“McCarthy is honored to partner with Washington University on this transformative project that will reshape the eastern end of the Danforth campus,” says McCarthy Project Director Ryan Moss. “Our team is uniquely skilled in coordinating the complex details and phasing to maximize quality, efficiency, safety and value for the university and broader St. Louis community.”

Reflecting Washington University’s strong commitment to the development of workforce diversity, the project team includes extensive participation of local certified minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE).

Sustainability is a high priority as well, with all new buildings targeting LEED Gold certification. Solar photovoltaic arrays located on many of the roofs will generate renewable electricity. High-efficiency heat recovery chillers will harvest waste heat for much of the heating needs, and the underground garage will be capped with a green roof to create a dynamic, car-free park above. The park’s landscape design features rain gardens with bio-retention, native plantings and a diverse tree canopy. Low-carbon transportation will be encouraged with a new bike commuter facility that includes showers and lockers, electric vehicle charging stations, and a network of bicycle and pedestrian pathways to link the campus to Forest Park and regional greenways.

The majority of the construction is anticipated to be completed prior to spring 2019 commencement.

Ongoing project updates and related resources are accessible at campusnext.wustl.edu.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. 

McCarthy Completes Construction of St. Luke’s Hospital Outpatient Services Building

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St. Luke’s Outpatient Center Building B enhances patient care in the region.


Chesterfield, Mo. (May 3, 2017) — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has completed construction of a new five-story, 106,000-square-foot outpatient services building on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.

 

The new $40 million St. Luke’s Outpatient Center Building B adjoins St. Luke’s Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge, Jr. Outpatient Center. The structure provides additional space for new physician offices as well as the expansion of St. Luke’s physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation services. Other St. Luke’s services that have relocated to the building include EEG/EMG; the nutrition wellness and diabetes center; the anticoagulation clinic; and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. 

 

“The dedication of St. Luke’s new outpatient services building is a significant event for St. Luke’s Hospital and healthcare in our region,” said Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, St. Luke’s Hospital president and chief executive officer. “As our community grows and changes, we work to stay ahead of patient needs by continuing to provide convenient access to the highest quality care and services possible.”

 

To emphasize safety, team communication and overall efficiency throughout construction, McCarthy and its subcontractor partners used iPads and advanced construction software, including BIM 360, NoteVault and Bluebeam applications.

 

“McCarthy is pleased to continue our long-term partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital as it continues its expansion throughout the greater St. Louis region,” said Corey Black, project manager of McCarthy.

 

The new building, which is being reviewed for LEED certification, integrates sustainability through the use of healthy, regional materials; bioretention basins to slow and treat onsite stormwater runoff; and the generation of minimal construction waste.

 

BSA LifeStructures Inc. designed the building. 

 

St. Luke’s Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been setting the industry standard in healthcare construction for over a century. 

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