University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Everitt Laboratory
Buildings & Facilities
The Electrical Engineering building, built in 1946, was given a $55 million dollar renovation to convert it into the new home of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Ardmore Roderick (AR) served as Civil Engineer of record and also filled the role of construction administrative services for the project as a subconsultant to BSA LifeStructures. AR provided the civil engineering design plans for the project, including site grading, site geometry, erosion control, and site utilities including steam, water, sanitary and storm sewer. The project included a massive renovation of approximately 124,206 SF of space, while converting over 10,000 SF into new research areas and associated support spaces for the Department of Bioengineering. The project also included mechanical upgrades to improve the efficiency of the heating and air-conditioning system. In our role as construction administrator, AR was responsible for inspection of all in-place construction work for quality, adherence to design documents, and university standards. The building received a LEED Gold certification. AR staff:
- Completed weekly progress reports with photos and details in Bluebeam Revu
- Collaborated with Contractor’s Superintendent and Project Manager to help resolve and clarify issues that arose on the project
- Compiled information from project documents and photos, and proposed resolutions to resolve issues and provide direction
- Collaborated with Construction Management to review pay requests and work completed.
- Tracked work progress according to project schedule to verify progress and identify areas that needed additional attention