Providence College – Ryan Center for Business Studies, Providence Rhode Island Tech PM NEW
The new home of the Providence College School of Business program construction on the 64,000-square-foot, four-story building is an addition to a renovated former Dormitory Building.
Featured spaces of the combined building project include active learning classrooms, multi-function atrium, finance lab, offices, multiple student breakout spaces, kitchen, and a cafeteria.
We provided design services for the new Audio-Visual systems as well as building utilities, LAN connectivity and design and project management acting as owner’s representatives for all technology systems installed in the building.
Construction began in October 2015 of the $30-million project and was completed in January of 2017.
Working with Brown University’s Facilities Management, Brown’s Safety and Security Group, Shawmut Design and Construction, REX Architects and all other trade partners, The Skyline Group provided a coordinated effort for the Security System design as a component of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process. The new 80,000 square foot building will be constructed on College Hill between Waterman and Angell Streets. The new building shall include spaces for music, theater, dance as well as a flexible 500 seat performance space. Construction is scheduled to begin in October of 2018 with a completion date of August 2020.
Our Project Team
This project had the focused efforts of The Skyline Groups (TSG) Design/Engineering Group. This group consists of
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individuals with vast and diverse communications experience, as well as in depth knowledge of state-of-the-art communications technology. The TSG Team coupled with an understanding of Brown’s needs and requirements for this sector of the industry, assures a successful project. The proposed team for this project consists of John E Higgins, RCDD as Principal in Charge, James Katseff, RCDD as Project Engineer and Tim Baeta CTS as AutoCAD/BIM coordinator and QA/QC reviewer.
The Skyline Group provided Information Technology infrastructure design documents for the new state-of-the-art Dolan School of Business academic building which broke ground in the spring of 2018 with completion scheduled for the fall of 2019. Plans for the new building feature modern simulated trading in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, a big data analytics lab, an entrepreneurship center with ideation lab space, a gaming lab, active learning and case-based classrooms. The new Dolan School building will support the School’s exceptional faculty, nationally-ranked business disciplines, strong student internships, and professional development programs, all backed by the University’s engaged alumni network. Working in conjunction with the Fairfield University (FFU) Infrastructure Services Group, FFU Facilities Management, SLAM Collaborative and MEP engineers, our deliverables included Schematic Design, Design Documents and Construction Document drawings and Division 27 specifications for the incoming utilities to the building as well as in-building connectivity suitable for bid.
The new 80,000 square foot building was built adjacent to and connect to the existing Barus & Holley complex. The new building included cleanrooms, core research facilities, high tech research labs and open spaces for micro/nano-technology, biomedical engineering, energy and the environment, information technology for the future and entrepreneurial innovation. Working with Shawmut Design and Construction (SDC), TSG provided Security System design services for the new School of Engineering building constructed on the Campus of Brown University. The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) design concept included coordination with the Brown University Department of Facilities Management and the Safety and Security Department, SDC, Kieran Timberlake Architects and various trade groups to complete the design/build project. Project Approach and Scope Our approach was consistent with our experience for similar projects in scope and commitment. The project required an owner’s representative style approach to collaborate with the project stakeholders and trade partners and to design the security system as one entity. We understood the value of collaboration and commit to working as a team in the best interest of the project.
The new 70,000 square foot Friar Development Center will house the Providence College Men’s basketball practice and support facility and expanded career service center serving both the student and the student athlete. The Skyline team provided Audio Visual systems, practice court technology, building utility connectivity as well as LAN Technology Services Qualifications Page 55 in-building design documents suitable for bid to technology system providers. Our effort started with the enabling phase and worked in conjunction with Providence College Capital Project Group, Academic Media Services, Men’s Basketball management team, Perkins Eastman Architects and MEP Engineers. We utilized PC design standards to develop construction and bid documents for all technology systems included in the project. We provided on-site owner’s representation project management services for the entire technology system build-out. Our project team consisted of Joe E Mello as Project Manager, James Katseff, RCDD as Project Manager, Tim Baeta, CTS as Project Designer.