Clark/Sullivan Construction has begun renovating the University of Nevada, Reno’s Palmer Engineering building, with two College of Engineering alumni leading the project.
Project Manager Doris Kelly and Chief Estimator Jerry Hogan are both Civil Engineering Graduates from the University, and have spent the last 16 months in pre-construction with H+K Architects and the University for the project.
“From the very beginning, we knew that everyone involved in pre- construction cared greatly about the University and what this project means to all,” Kelly said. “It’s exciting to be working on one of the buildings where I attended the classes that helped shape my life and career.”
The project, which includes $9.24 million in construction costs, involves a structural retrofit of the 1940 structure. It was important to the University that the design and construction teams maintained as much of the historical characteristics of the building as possible.
“One of the most iconic things about the University is its historic feel,” said Hogan. “It’s one of the things that I loved about attending the University and being able to maintain that historical value and protect it moving forward is very rewarding.”
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.