UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS
The University of Arizona Facilities Management has a mission to effectively and efficiently provide maintenance, operational, and utility services that support the faculty, staff, and students in pursuit of excellence in their individual and institutional academic research and community objectives. With more than 600 team members in their Facilities Management Department, it was critical to the University that the relocation of their headquarters be both timely and cost effective – as to not jeopardize the integrity of their services.
Rider Levett Bucknall provided cost estimating services at all design milestones for the University of Arizona Facilities Management’s new headquarters. On behalf of the University of Arizona, RLB successfully and quickly reconciled each of these estimates with the design-build contractor.
RLB’s proactive and collaborative approach provided for open and productive communication with the University of Arizona and their design-build contractor from the onset of the project, allowing preconstruction to stay on schedule with minimal disruptions. Any variances between our cost estimate and the design-build contractor’s estimate were resolved swiftly through our cooperation and detailed transparency in our estimate.
This project demonstrates RLB’s primary goal of affording our clients the level of certainty they need to make critical, real-time decisions to ensure the commercial success of their projects. The University of Arizona Facilities Management HQ is a testament to the accuracy in our quantity takeoffs and unit pricing, our respect for the preconstruction schedule and being proactive in anticipating issues in advance of them happening, and our overall cooperation with the project team.
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