Charlotte Residence Halls

Progress on construction of the new Residence Hall Phase X on the UNC Charlotte campus continues to be impressive. The project, awarded to Edifice, Inc. in association with Juneau Construction, a woman-owned business out of Atlanta, Georgia, broke ground last fall and has turned the halfway point in the construction process.

The 29+ million dollar project is located in the heart of the main campus and is designed by Clark Nexsen of Charlotte.  When complete, the 178,000 square foot residence hall will encompass a 426-bed facility, made up of 27 one and three bedroom suites, and 94 fully functioning apartments including kitchens, washers and dryers, bathrooms and lounge areas.

The project’s complexity and building systems are being managed in part with the help of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Together with the structural steel, load bearing metal studs, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical trades, we were able to troubleshoot the project through the BIM process. Building the model one floor at a time, we followed up with clash detection, giving us the ability to build a 3D version of the project from the ground up. We were able to highlight building system conflicts and spacing while reducing potential construction delays. By thwarting foreseeable issues, the BIM process, coupled with extensive project team collaboration and coordination, has helped keep the project on schedule with minimal disruption to campus life.

Mike Carlisto, Project Executive for Edifice, emphasized that the project team has been working tirelessly to ensure the University along with all project team members stay on the same page.

“We are working closely with the Housing and Facilities DepartProgress on construction of the new Residence Hall Phase X on the UNC Charlotte campus continues to be impressive. The project, awarded to Edifice, Inc. in association with Juneau Construction, a woman-owned business out of Atlanta, Georgia, broke ground last fall and has turned the halfway point in the construction process.

 

 

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