ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2017 Best Projects

Excerpt from the ENR article — October 18, 2017

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Academic Office Building and Parking Structure
Oklahoma City
Best Project & Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

Owner: University Hospitals Authority and Trust
Lead Design Firm: Bockus Payne Associates Architects
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction Co.
Civil Engineer: Smith Roberts Baldischwiler LLC
Structural Engineer: Zahl-Ford Inc.
MEP Engineer: Alvine Engineering
Subcontractors: Cantera Concrete Co.; Basden Steel Co.; Advance Masonry; Green Country Interiors; Lithko Contracting Inc.; NAC Mechanical; Oak Cliff Mirror and Glass

“The College of Medicine Academic Office Tower is nine stories tall with a three-story atrium, two elevated pedestrian bridges and a suspended building connector that stretches from a 700-car parking garage to the tower. The team employed close collaboration and innovative solutions to complete the $58.88-million project under budget and on the substantial completion date in January 2017.

A logistics plan helped crews execute work without impeding operations at the active medical center. Other challenges included excavation of a subgrade, 30-ft basement and retention system to address the slope of the site. Crews also had to contend with an unidentified oil wellhead and contaminated soils without affecting the overall schedule.”