UAB Heritage Hall

Birmingham, Alabama

The Heritage Hall building skin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham consisted of five different exterior building materials/systems, making it the most challenging section of the schedule to put together.

The exterior included precast concrete at the base of the building and at the top cornice of each elevation; a combination of curtainwall, glass, punched glass openings; composite metal panels that surrounded the punched openings; panels of brick; and a continuous band of composite metal panels under the precast cornice. The different elements had to be sequenced properly to ensure the skin remained weather tight. Each metal panel had to be measured in place before it was ordered, and this complicated the schedule. The challenge was to maintain the proper rough openings in the masonry and window placement for the panels, which were installed last. With thorough planning and good communication with our subcontractors, we successfully managed this process, keeping the project on track and completion on schedule.

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Owner

KPS Group

Architect

92,000

Square-Foot Academic Building

Computer-Controlled HVAC System

Motion-Sensing Lighting

ABC Excellence in Construction Award

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