Samford School of Business
The new Brock School of Business at Samford University provides classroom, office and meeting room space for the university and the Birmingham community. The business school’s new home includes a forum that can serve as many as 400 people for receptions, meetings, and lectures. The new building has state-of-the-art technology, informal study and meeting areas, and facilities to host organizations from the business community.
Construction on an active college campus always presents challenges, with the safety of the students and faculty first and foremost, along with minimized disruption to ongoing activities and events. Clear and consistent communication is critical to our success on the project. Not only is the new Brock School of Business designed for the latest advancements in technology, but it was also constructed using the latest in building information modeling (BIM) technology. Using BIM were able to enhance collaboration with our design and construction team partners, evaluate cost and schedule impacts more quickly, and increase quality through clash avoidance.
Early in the preconstruction phase, our team recognized the location of the mechanical system would be especially challenging. If kept in its designed location, access for servicing the system would be a problem in the future. Our early detection of the potential issue allowed us to suggest an alternate location that would be beneficial for the owner in the long run.