Beacon News

News Update: Rutgers University CCB Building Project - Significant Interior & Exterior Work Progressing

As reported in previous E-news updates, Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. was selected to provide construction consulting and surety consulting services related to the completion of a new building project at Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ). Beacon has provided a wide range of on-site and consulting services to support the Surety on this project.

The buildings being constructed will be the new home for Rutgers' Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) Department. The four adjoining CCB building(s) will house classrooms, research facilities, laboratories, conference rooms, offices, a large auditorium and other multi-use spaces. The state-of-the-art, 145,000-square-foot, multi-purpose facility is taking shape (see photos). A wide range of interior and exterior work is progressing simultaneously.

To date, Beacon has provided all of the following services on the project:

  • Developed RFP & helped secure completion contractor
  • Project oversight (Consultant for Surety)
  • Project communications & paperwork (Reports, RFIs, Submittals)
  • Beacon's team also served in an interim construction management role

As shown in some of the project photos, significant progress has been made on this complex and important project in the past year. The GC is managing many specialized contractors working simultaneously on the construction / installation of numerous internal and external building systems and features, including:

  • Curtainwall Installation
  • Sheathing & Framing Work
  • CFMF (Metal Framing)
  • Terracotta Exterior & Screen Walls
  • Masonry Work (Concrete Stairs & Other)
  • Electrical (Transformers, Main Feeders, Power Panels, Pull Boxes, Raceways, Wiring)
  • Plumbing Systems
  • HVAC-Related Work
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Click Here to See More Notes on Recent Work

Some of the specific work items work which have occurred recently (Spring / Summer 2017):

  • Site excavation work: Trenching / Raceways with inspections, backfill / cleanup north & south of Building B
  • Concrete: Sub-slab north of Building B, loading dock & light bollards
  • Installation of pavers (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Granite installation (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Completing Sheathing in staircases
  • Curtain Wall installation (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Frameworks in progress
  • Metal Panels: Building A Upper elevations completed
  • Terracotta: Building A, B, C, D & stairs ongoing
  • Roofing: Membrane complete coping in progress. Windscreen in B in progress
  • HVAC: Pump drive startup complete. Fresh air plenums & related ductwork ongoing at the penthouses
  • Pipe insulation building D basement (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Stainless steel ductwork loose ends (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Building B basement ceilings on going
  • Fire Protection – Following ceilings with drops
  • Transformers, Main Feeders, Power Panels, Pull Boxes/Raceways, Lighting and Wiring in progress.
  • AHU & ERU wiring (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Other Electrical, Fire alarm, security & lighting control wiring in progress
  • BMS: Buildings A, B, C & D levels B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ATC wiring
  • Carpentry: Core board and GWB- soffits building C+D (1st-4th first floors)
  • Tape: Building D Levels 3, 4, Staircases & Auditorium
  • Prime and paint building C & D levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Moisture-Mitigation-Epoxy Coating complete
  • Terrazzo: Stairs & first floor (in progress Summer 2017)
  • Lab cabinet accessories are being installed

Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. has a long history of success providing Construction Consulting and Surety Consulting services for educational construction projects at universities, private schools, and K-12 public schools. In the past year, Beacon has been involved in numerous education-related projects, including the Rutgers project, West Point (U.S. Military Academy), New York City schools, and others.

Contact Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. to learn more about our capabilities and services or to request a project consultation.

Project Images:

Image 1: Aerial view of CCB Building (Spring 2017) at Rutgers Piscataway Campus.
Images 2-3: Architectural renderings showing what the building will look like when completed (Flad Architects)
Image 4: Front view of CCB Building showing progress on facade, CCB building sculpture, and exterior site work in progress.
Images 5: Side view of the exterior of the CCB building(s)
Image 6: Interior hall in CCB Building (Terrazzo Floor)