Project Info

Client: Victor C. Leap Building
Location: Meadville, PA
Architect: HHSDR

Project Description

Associated Contractors Inc. was hired as the Construction Manager for this high visibility project. The tenant’s schedule dictated a fast-track process.

Accordingly, Associated Contractors Inc. coordinated the design and bidding process so that foundations were poured before the fourth and fifth floors had even been designed.  This fast-track process continued throughout the project as the exterior walls were topped out and interior mechanical design was still on going.

The owner’s tight budget necessitated that the HVAC, electrical, fire protection and plumbing contracts were all selected as design/build. These prime contractors, their designers, and their suppliers had to be coordinated with the other team members while maintaining the schedule.

Associated Contractors Inc. project management systems kept this fast-track process moving smoothly, and the budget under control. The office building is on a busy city street corner with a protected stream running behind the building and under the street.

A new parking garage was also being built adjacent to this building further cramping the construction site. Associated Contractors Inc. field superintendent and project manager coordinated all the parties involved and allocated critical space to meet everybody’s needs.

The streets remained open and the tenant was happy with the protection of the creek all this while building the downtown’s largest new project since Associated Contractors Inc. built the Downtown Mall in 1974.