Massachusetts Maritime Academy
The Mass Maritime Academy Library Modernization project consisted of the new construction of a 43,000 SF state-of-the-art library building using the Public CM-at-Risk process.
The new library includes a Learning Commons, an Academic Resource Center, a new Bridge Simulator, Classrooms and Support Spaces. The completed building includes an array of unique architectural features including limestone veneer, glass flooring at stair landings, a rooftop skylight that runs the entire length of the building, a large rotunda encased in architectural woodwork and much more. The project included 48 geothermal wells and has sufficient credits to achieve LEED Gold certification. W.T. Rich is currently adding a photovoltaic roof array, which will enable us to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
The project made extensive use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout Preconstruction and Construction phases, including clash detection/resolution, visualization and model-to-field applications.
Location: Buzzards Bay, MA
Duration: 8 Months Preconstruction, 16 Months Construction
Contract Value: $17,000,000
Owner: Division of Capital Asset Management
Designer: Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects