Midland: Texas Tech Regents OK Hiring of CMAR for Medical Sciences Building Addition
Feature Illustration (above): An overview of the floor plan for the new addition and renovation areas of the Aaron Medical Sciences Building expansion project. Courtesy: TTU System.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Midland (Midland County) — The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents authorized the hiring of a Construction Manager at Risk for the addition and renovation of the Aaron Medical Sciences Building.
The Dec. 10 session of the regents included a request to approval a total project budget and CMAR services. VBX previously reported on this project in this Oct. 7, 2019 article.
The project will provide an additional 24,000 gross square feet of new construction, and the renovation of 9,600 square feet to the existing Dorothy and Todd Aaron Medical Sciences Building on the Midland College campus.
Elements within this addition include new educational classroom spaces, faculty and staff offices, support spaces, and a gross anatomy laboratory with specialized building systems and equipment.
The renovation portion of this project will provide instructional spaces to meet program needs, modernized instructional technologies, an incremental increase in program capacity, and faculty/staff offices and support spaces.
The project budget was adjusted from the regent’s May 2020 authorization of $3.16 million by more than $26.8 million. The revised budget is $30 million and the construction hard costs portion (GMP) of the budget is $17,821,059.
The selected CMAR was not identified during the project presentation. The CMAR was selected from the TTU System’s Construction Manager-Agent firms pre-qualification list of 2020-2023.
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