The US$31m (£19m) project will provide an additional 600 beds plus a new dining facility for the growing student population. It is Balfour Beatty’s 11th project for the university.
“We are just thrilled and pleased to continue our journey with the university as their trusted advisor and building partner – an honour we seek to earn and maintain,” said Balfour Beatty Construction senior vice president.Clinton Glass.
The fast-track project will use a ‘construction manager at risk’ delivery method, a performance-based approach.
Balfour Beatty Construction teamed up with Cummings Construction for the scheme. To date, the joint venture has completed six projects together.
The two most recent were at Florida Atlantic University: a new 30,000-seat football stadium, which opened in October 2011, and a four-lane road.
The design team is led by PGAL Architects in association with SchenkelShultz. The seven-storey design is already under way and will be completed this summer, enabling consruction to begin in June for completion next summer.