MCL Construction hits a major milestone at the Creighton University School of Dentistry project in Omaha, Nebraska. One of the most significant projects in the history of Creighton University achieved substantial completion status on Friday, July 6, 2018.
"This speaks volumes to the level of collaboration for the last two years," said MCL Construction Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro who was the Project Executive. "From the design teams to the excellent trade partners that devoted so much time of their lives, I know they all take great pride in the final product."
There were many people outside the project team who questioned if the ambitious schedule for such a large and innovative project was achievable. Fucinaro says there was never any doubt that Creighton would be ready for its largest class in Creighton’s Dental School history starting in the fall of 2018.
"Everyone understood we had a target we had to hit, failure to reach that goal was never an option. In fact, Creighton was given its certificate of occupancy three weeks ahead of schedule."
Substantial completion means the University and the Dental School staff can start moving into the building and be ready for classes and clinics to begin in August.
Construction started on the project in September of 2016 and is a real local effort as RDG Planning and Design, Alvine Engineering, TD2, and Project Advocates joined MCL Construction on the project's success.
There will be more stories in the future here on the MCL Construction website detailing the innovative processes utilized to enhance safety, expedite the schedule, and create a "smart" building for the Creighton Facilities team.
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience.
MCL Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, fills in the "gaps" at Creighton University's Morrison Stadium by giving the upper level of the stadium a finished look with the addition of suites, offices, meeting space, and multi-level area for press and technology operations.
Morrison Stadium is highly regarded as one of the premier soccer facilities in the country. The newest addition to the stadium gives the coaches the best seats in the house when it comes to prospective recruits.
There are four new suites for fans. The spaces have movable walls which means they can be configured a number of different ways. Each space includes spectacular views of the playing surface, lounge seating, television, and a refrigerator and sink.
Creighton needed space at Morrison Stadium to meet the digital media demands of the sport. The new control room will allow the school to broadcast games and have the broadcast team inside an enclosed booth and still have the ability for cameras on the second level to get a great shot of the match.
The new north suite will be used by Creighton Soccer Alumni and friends of the program's every game. It also gives the coaches and teams a smaller meeting area on non-game days to meet as a staff or with players in a small group setting.
Additional work on the project included a dropped ceiling on the lower level concourse. This was installed as an extra level of insulation to keep the floors heated on the upper level of the stadium.
The TACK Architects-designed project was completed on time for the Nebraska State High School Soccer Championship and will be fully operational for the 2018 Creighton soccer season.