The University of Idaho’s Student Health Building renovation demonstrates Green Waters’ ability to conduct complex, demolition, construction, and hazardous material abatement of a historically significant facility on the University campus.
The Student Health Building is on the national historic register of historic places. All interior and exterior finishes were kept intact despite all utilities being concealed behind existing walls during this highly complex remodel. Exterior work included installation of new water, sewer and fire mains, asphalt cutting and patching, site clearing, grubbing and repair, and roof patching. The project required abatement of asbestos containing materials as well as lead abatement of surfaces having lead-based paints.
Green Water Energy LLC performed over 98% of the contract. Our Project Manager and Superintendent coordinated the schedule and construction with the owner, design team and other contractors, during a very aggressive schedule requiring all work being completed during the summer school break.
This project was unique in the fact that we needed to keep as many interior finishes intact as possible (i.e. walls, flooring, etc.) yet still replace all of the existing pluming piping and heating water supply and return piping. Additionally, accurate as-built drawings were not available due to numerous prior renovations and the age of the building.
University staff were pleased with the speed of construction, despite a significant amount of unforeseen conditions we encountered.
Benefit to State of Idaho, Division of Public Works
Green Water participated in daily coordination meetings with the owner and multiple direct discussions with the architect and engineer to minimize the A/E field costs of numerous, unforeseen conditions inherent with a building over 100 years old.