Lincoln Woods State Park – New Pavilion
Client: RI Department Of Enviromental Management
Location: Lincoln, Rhode Island
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held May 26, 2017 to celebrate the opening of the Lincoln Woods Beach Pavilion Project
Lincoln Woods State Park is located in one of Rhode Island's most densely populated urban areas and is a popular retreat attracting nearly one million visitors each year, offering fresh-water swimming, trout fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice fishing, ice skating, and many other recreational opportunities.
The project will modernize facilities and visitor amenities at the Lincoln Woods beach while also improving energy efficiency and enhancing water quality in the lake as well as reducing impacts to nearby wetlands. Three new buildings, connected by a central plaza, will be constructed; the fully-accessible buildings will house concessions, office space, restroom and shower facilities, and a nature center for educational programming. These new facilities were designed to reduce their impact on the natural environment through the use of efficient technology, recycled materials, and innovative design strategies.
Other key features of the project include:
- New facilities connected to local water and sewer systems, eliminating the need for the public drinking water well and septic system currently used.
- The facilities' footprint and the swimming area shift east, moving the beach away from sensitive wetlands and reducing impacts to water quality.
- The building design uses a combination of passive ventilation and daylighting to minimize the need for cooling and heating.
- Highly efficient mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems conserve natural resources. Solar energy used for heating water in key areas, including the main building and in public showers, to reduce energy consumption of park operations.
- The landscape design includes native, non-invasive species that require minimal irrigation.
- The new, expanded parking area made of porous asphalt; bike racks added to promote more active forms of transportation.
New Recreation Center for the Town of South Kingstown
Client: Town Of South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Parks & Recreation Department
Location: Wakefield, Rhode Island
The new South Kingstown Recreation Center opened to the public in June 2017. This project was constructed to meet the growing demands for indoor recreational space for not only for youth activities but for adult activities as well. The project comprises a 28,250 square foot pre-engineered metal building with a glazed curtain wall/aluminum entrance with rolling doors, a full-size gymnasium with a dividing curtain, athletic equipment (basketball, volleyball, and electronic scoreboard), walking track, and retractable bleacher seating. There are also separate rooms for fitness and aerobic classes. The project includes locker rooms as well as ancillary administrative space. The entire facility will be sprinklered
Included in the project is extensive site work to the former St. Dominic Savio Center, a retreat for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, providing new parking areas, entry plaza and sidewalks, site lighting, and fencing and reconstruction of stone walls. The walking paths are being upgraded and will lead to nearby athletic fields and the South Kingstown Senior Center.
Rhode Island College
John Fogarty Life Science Building RenovationS
and School of Nursing Addition
Client: Rhode Island College
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
The renovation and expansion of the John E. Fogarty Life Science Building was initiated by Rhode Island College in order to accommodate the rapidly expanding Nursing Program, and included a range of spaces such as exam rooms, fundamental labs, debrief rooms, conference rooms, student lounges, and classrooms.
This project encompasses a new 9,500 square foot building addition to the existing Fogarty Life Sciences building. It will function as the new image and headquarters for the highly regarded RIC School of Nursing. The project includes high tech teaching labs, a human patient and simulation spaces, a debrief room for student assessment. The project also provided for a new administrative suite, Dean’s office and other support spaces - all emanating from a two story high lobby space designed for student congregation.
Site work includes a new parking lot, landscaping and irrigation system which were accepted as part of an Add Alternate.
From start to finish, the project took 10 months and was completed in June 2016.
SWAROVSKI NORTH AMERICA
NEW WELLNESS CENTER AND MEETING SPACES
Client: Swarovski North America
Location: Kenney Drive, Cranston, Rhode Island
This two-phase project at Swarovski North America’s Cranston facility was comprised of interior renovations of a former storage space into a new Wellness Center including bathroom/locker facilities. Upon completion of the new Wellness Center, ACC provided value-engineering services to create new meeting facility with an operable wall system which enables the meeting room to be divided into several smaller rooms. Since the completion of the Wellness Center, ACC has constructed several renovation and reorganization projects at Swarovski’s main facility and other nearby buildings.
Narragansett high school
New Community Athletic Complex
Client: Narragansett School System
Location: Narragansett, Rhode Island
ACC in partnership with Bentley Builders opened this facility in just 9 months in time for 2016 fall sports. The project scope included major sitework, demolition of existing facilities, new drainage and retaining wall construction. A new synthetic track, perimeter drain system and infilled synthetic turf system was provided to accommodate all major New England High School events. Also provided was Musco athletic field lighting, a public address system, scoreboard and a new grandstand bleacher system. A major amenities building was also constructed to accommodate boy’s and girl’s restroom facilities along with a new concession structure and press box. Additional site improvements included parking area expansion, guardrails, fencing and a new plaza area to profile donors and contributors to the success of the project.
Norad Vehicle Processing Facility
Client: North Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Location: Quonset Point Industrial Area, Rhode Island
ACC was the Construction Manager/Design Builder for the new $3 million dollar, 30,000 SF vehicle processing facility for North Atlantic Distribution Inc. (NORAD), located at the Port of Davisville in Rhode Island. Design and engineering services included submissions to the State of RI Building Commission, the Quonset Development Corporation, the US Department of the Navy, RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI Coastal Resource Management Council.
NORAD is one of the largest auto importers in North America, serving as a port of entry, processing center and distribution hub for imported and domestic vehicles such as Audi/VW, BMW, Porshe, Volkswagon, Bentley and Subaru. This new facility supplements their existing 150,000 sqare foot facility that prepares and transports over 200,000 new vehicles to dealers annually.
Client: Denison Pharmaceuticals
Location: One Powder Hill Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island
This Project is the expansion and complete renovation of Denison Pharmaceuticals’ Lincoln Facility which enabled Denison to consolidate and relocate their manufacturing and office facilities from other parts of the State into one location. The Lincoln Facility project included and was not limited to Building, ADA and Fire Code upgrades; new Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Process Water, Process Waste and Security Systems. Interior renovations include new partitions, new ceilings and soffits; new interior and exterior doors and hardware; new millwork, casework, fixtures and built-in components; as well as new finishes throughout.
CVS – NEW DIGITAL EXPERIENCE CENTER
Client: CVS Caremark
Location: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Completed in August 2014, CVS Caremark’s New Digital Experience Center features 29,400 square feet of space on two floors featuring an open plan with a focus on collaborative space and integrated technology. The main floor is built upon a raised flooring system suspended over the fiber-optic wiring system so there are no visibility of the wire work through-out. The open concept working areas have a Mezzanine Level overlooking the Administrative Areas with a dramatic stairway. The collaborative elements include three conference rooms with full video conferencing, five smaller conference/meeting rooms, three project rooms, two labs and a variety of seating and collaborative areas throughout the building. Individual work stations have been installed in the main area with management office pods and conference areas looking out into the area.
An entirely new fiber-optic and electrical system has been installed featuring the latest audio visual equipment as well as wireless internet access throughout the facility. Also included was the installation of a new HVAC system. Building amenities include a large patio with shaded seating areas, access to the “Path to Better Health” walking path, full shower facilities and a Wellness Room. Also included is a café offering hot and cold meals and a kitchen area with refrigerators, microwaves and vending machines. The entire fit-out project was completed in under four months.
VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM – PHASE III RENOVATIONS
Client: Rhode Island Convention Center Authority
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
ACC was the general contractor for the final phase three of the historical renovation of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Auditorium. This renovation project was broken into two distinct phases. The first phase involved the renovations to the Office Tower and Administrative Offices and included construction of a new elevator shaft and various site improvements. The second phase of this project included renovations and refurbishment of the Auditorium, Lobbies and Vestibules which began in late June after The Vets season ended for the summer.
Before the restoration of the Auditorium could begin, the entire seating and stage area had to be protected. After that was accomplished, a complex scaffolding system was erected so that the ceiling artwork restoration work could begin. The painters/artists in many areas were laying on their backs to painstakingly restore the ceiling artwork to bring it back to the brilliance when first commissioned. The entire project was completed in time for The Vets 2014 Fall Season.
Eaton Aerospace Corporate Headquarters
Client: Eaton Aerospace/ East Providence Waterfront District
Location: East Providence, Rhode Island
This fast-paced phased construction project comprised the complete renovation of an existing manufacturing facility to provide 33,000 of Administrative and R&D Offices and 110,000 feet of manufacturing spaces for the new Eaton Aerospace Corporation Headquarters. The Project Scope included and was not limited to Building, ADA and Fire Code upgrades; as well as new Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Security Systems. Interior renovations included structural renovations, CMU, new partitions, new ceilings and soffits; new interior and exterior doors and hardware; new millwork, casework, fixtures and built-in components; and new finishes throughout. This entire project was designed and was constructed in accordance with LEED guidelines.
This project was funded under a grant provided by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to the City of East Providence’s Waterfront District Commission. Eaton Aerospace Corporate Headquarters had three completion phases. The Administration offices were completed in December 31, 2012. The manufacturing phase two was completed on February 28th, 2013 and the final phase was the R&D Area which was completed on April 1, 2013. Upon completion, Eaton Aerospace relocated their operations from Warwick to East Providence.
POTOWOMUT FIRE STATION #10
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
Client: Warwick Fire Department
The City of Warwick and Warwick Fire Department dedicated the new fire station for the City of Warwick to be known as Potowomut Fire Station #10 on the site of the former Potowomut Elementary School.
The 9,542 square foot two-bay fire station constructed of CMU block with brick veneer, hip roof - wood truss system, with granite trim that includes some signature pieces saved from the old elementary school.
The fire station includes space for a community police substation and a community meeting room for public events with its own separate entrance and handicapped accessible unisex toilet room. The existing playground was maintained and new recreational playing fields were added for the use of the neighborhood.
The living quarters include kitchen, day room, laundry facility, individual sleeping quarters for 4 firemen as well as separate quarters for the lieutenant and captain utilizing a shared toilet/shower. The living quarters also include separate men’s and women’s bath/shower facilities, an exercise room, and meeting room/dispatch area. The public areas are also served by a uni-sex toilet room. The apparatus bay is approximately 60 feet by 49 feet providing space for one fire truck and one rescue truck. There is a plymovent vehicle exhaust system as well as trench drains located under each truck draining to a holding tank system. Off the apparatus bay are equipment storage rooms and gear room. There is also an emergency generator to keep the fire station and police substation operational.
AMOS HOUSE – NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
Client: Amos House
Location: Pine Street, Providence, Rhode Island
Dedicated in May 2016, the new Amos House Community Center is located on Amos House's existing property on Pine Street in Providence. This steel-framed four-level, 29,000-square-foot structure includes a new soup kitchen with a larger dining hall, classrooms, community rooms, training centers and consolidated staff offices. A full-scale carpentry shop and a classroom for the culinary program replaced the existing offsite locations. The focus of the Lower Level is the Amos Carpentry Training program, providing office space, storage, resource area, and most importantly, a workshop space for its students to have hands-on education and learn their craft. The Main Level (first floor) provides Amos House's Dining Hall which has grown from serving 100 meals daily 30 years ago to serving over 400 meals a day, surpassing 150,000 meals a year. The expanded Dining Hall will increase Amos House's capacity to serve the community wholesome meals by allowing it to seat 20% more guest at a time, greatly reducing lines and the amount of time that guests must wait. Also located on the first floor is the Social Services Suite which is an important component of the essential support Amos House provides to its many guests each year.
The new dedicated space with a waiting/reception area and five private offices provides a confidential setting for guests who come to Amos House for very personal needs and supplies social workers to have at hand all the resources they need to provide the best services possible. The second floor focuses on a diverse range of education programs and Amos House’s entrepreneurial businesses. Dedicated classroom space houses the Amos Culinary Education program and Amos House Literacy Program, including a dedicated computer resource lab. The Community Room will be the center of Amos House's Day Programs and Social Services group sessions. The Community Room provides seating for 40, an appropriate space to accommodate all those who attend important programs focused on supporting client's commitments to substance-free lives, keep their housing in the Amos House programs, and stay on track to a new future. The offices of the Amos House Businesses, including Amos House Works, More Than a Meal, and the Friendship Cafe, will also be housed on the Second Floor. The third floor provides a centralized Administrative office for the Accounting, Business, and Development Departments, consolidating functions into a centralized area and freeing space in other buildings so that staff can be housed where their programs are located.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Client: State of Rhode Island
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Institute is the home of Rhode Island’s newest secondary educational facility – The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This new school building was constructed within the confines of The Met’s Public Street Campus on a site with environmental land use restrictions (ELUR). The first high school facility of its kind in the United States, The MET EC educates students through career experiences to provide them with the skills to develop, incorporate, and operate their own business. The 3,900 square foot post and beam building houses student workrooms, a conference room, offices, an art gallery at the entrance and a common “business incubator” space to serve student groups as they conceptualize their own small businesses. ACC completed this very innovative building on time and on budget while complying with NECHPS and RI School Construction Regulations.
WEST BAY ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICAL OFFICE
Client: WEST BAY ORTHOPAEDIC & NEUROSURGERY INC.
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
This project is comprised of the renovation of an existing space into a new 14,000 square foot medical office adjoining a busy orthopedic practice. The Project Scope included site improvements and parking; structural work, new automatic entrance door system; new electrical service, HVAC system installation; a new reception area offering both quiet waiting areas and a television viewing space. The reception/check-in areas are finished with custom millwork; as well as new examination and treatment rooms and offices. This project was constructed in phases to permit this busy medical practice to remain in full operation throughout the entire construction project.
Upon completion of Phase One the entire practice relocated into the new space and the second portion of the project began which completely renovated those vacated spaces. This provided additional administrative areas and examination rooms. When the project was completed the entire office building was converted into one large medical office for the entire practice. Since completing the renovation project, ACC has provided construction services for several smaller projects, including the creation of a new Lobby/Entrance/Vestibule.
COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC COMPLEX RENOVATION
Client: Coventry Public Schools
Location: Coventry, Rhode Island
Completed in time for the dedication at the 2014 Coventry High School Homecoming Game, this project was the complete renovation of the CHS football and track and field complex. Included in this project were site improvements including new walkways, parking, and improved drainage system. The existing football field was replaced with sod and an irrigation system added.
New elevated bleachers with a press box and concession stand were installed.
A new synthetic track along with track and field events such as long jump, high jump, hurtles, hammer throw and discus were added.
ARLINGTON MANOR –
NEW COMMUNITY ROOM
Client: The Cranston Housing Authority
Location: Birch Street, Cranston, Rhode Island
The Arlington Manor Community Room Project created a new Community/Meeting Room with a Kitchenette. The scope of work included replacement of the existing ACT system with a new acoustical ceiling tile system and gypsum board soffits. Also included was the installation of a new HVAC system; bathroom and plumbing modifications; sprinklers; new light fixtures, fire alarm devices and sound system. Services conclude with the replacement of the exterior window wall system; addition of new kitchen appliances, cabinets and millwork; new interior finishes including carpet and sheet vinyl flooring and base as well as window treatments.
ACC has recently been involved in several complex construction projects that exemplify the type of project that ACC is capable of constructing.
These Projects Include:
- URI Residence Hall Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations – This fast-pace construction project was awarded in July 2015 and completed 7 weeks later. $964,000.00
- Smithfield Public Schools Capital Improvement Project – The Smithfield Schools Project was phased over two years and included roof replacement projects; fire alarm upgrades; ceiling system and lighting replacements at several schools, as well as ADA renovations. $5,050,400.00
- URI 2015 Residence Hall Door and Lock Replacement – Group 4 – Awarded in June and completed in August 2015 with a construction cost of $1,259,000.00
- Potowomut Fire Station –This $ 2,587,000.00 project provided for a new one story 9,542 square foot two-bay fire station with a community police station.
- Slater Park Pavilion – This fast paced project provided for a new picnic pavilion with adjoining restrooms & office/storage building. The project was completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule. $803,700.00
- URI 2014 Residence Hall Door and Lock Replacement – Two separate construction contracts with a combined cost of $ 3,717,000.00 which were phased over the winter and spring semester breaks.
- CVS Caremark – new Digital Experience Center, completed in August 2014, features 29,400 square feet of space on two floors featuring an open plan with a focus on collaborative space and integrated technology. $8,575,000.00
- Coventry High School Athletic Field Complex – completed in November 2014 this project comprised upgrades to the high school outdoor athletic complex and included site improvements including new parking lot, new football field with irrigation system, synthetic running track, new track and field events, bleachers for home and visitors, concession/pressbox, electronic scoreboard and facility signage. $1,398,900.00
- The Veterans Memorial Auditorium for the Rhode Island Convention Center completed in October 2014 involved phased construction providing renovations to the office tower and Administrative offices. The second phase of this project included renovations and refurbishment of the Auditorium, Lobbies and Vestibules which began in late June after The Vets season ended for the summer and was completed for the opening of the fall 2014 season. $5,501,750.00
- Coventry Schools Renovation Projects – This project included boiler replacements, site improvements, and roof replacement projects at the Coventry High School, the Feinstein Middle School, and four elementary schools completed during the summer of 2013. Total construction cost was $7,221,500.00
- URI Roger Williams Dormitory Complex Renovation – two separate contracts comprising four dormitories involving the complete renovation of the bathrooms and door replacements completed in 75 days at a combined construction contract cost of $6,383,325.00. Upon completion, URI issued a change order for $ 1,272,000.00 to replace the remaining doors /hardware in all four dormitories; that work was completed during the winter break.
- Eaton Aerospace Corporate Headquarters - This this fast-paced phased construction project was funded under a grant provided by the US Department Of Commerce Economic Development Administration to the City of East Providence’s Waterfront District Commission, comprised the complete renovation of an existing manufacturing facility to provide 33,000 of Administrative and R&D Offices and 110,000 feet of manufacturing spaces. Total construction cost was $ 7,000,000.00 and was completed in less than 6 months from start to finish.
- Denison Pharmaceuticals - The work included Building, ADA and Fire Code upgrades; new Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Process Water, Process Waste and Security Systems. Interior renovations include new partitions, new ceilings and soffits; new interior and exterior doors and hardware; new millwork, casework, fixtures and built-in components; and new finishes throughout. $4,600,000. Construction began in November 2011 and was completed 6 months later in April 2012.
- Hyatt Place Hotel Project – Construction began in May 2017 on this new six story, 80,660 square foot, 125 guest room hotel with hotel amenities supporting guest meetings, lounge, eating, fitness and pool activities as well as associated site work and parking. $ 14,615,000.00
- Warwick Veterans Memorial JHS Renovation Project – This project follows the Warwick Schools 2016 project that converted Warwick Vets into a junior high school. This project will replace the ancient elevator with a new hydraulic elevator and replace the existing HVAC system and other needed upgrades. This two-phase project started the last week of June; the elevator replacement project will be completed prior to the opening of school the last week of August 2017. The balance of the project will be completed the summer of 2018. $ 8,633,000.00
- Potter-Burns Elementary School - This project comprises the complete renovation of the existing school including hazardous materials abatement, and includes new roofing, new windows, new main entrance stairs, ramp and canopy; new lighting, new electrical and fire alarm systems, new HVAC, new sprinklers, new security system, a new hydraulic passenger elevator; new finishes, etc. $11,725,550.00
- Warwick Schools 2016 Renovation Project – As part of the Warwick Schools Consolidation Program the former Veterans Memorial High School (now a junior high school) and Pilgrim High School received updated auditoriums including new seating and AV systems; finishes were updated through-out both facilities including new ceilings, painting, and new automatic entrance doors and security hardware was installed. This project started the last week of June and was completed for the opening of school the last week of August. $ 2,460,724.00
- URI 2016 Residence Hall Renovation Projects – 2 separate construction contracts comprising renovations to four residence halls completed during the 2016 summer recess. $ 6,900,000.00.
- Noel Judicial Complex - This project comprises the complete fit-out of the existing shell of the court-rooms located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor of the Noel Judicial Complex. Work includes all woodwork, paneling, railings, moldings, gypsum board, wood doors and metal frames, hardware, acoustical ceilings, and grid, painting, carpeting, acoustical wall panels, projection screens, HVAC, fire protection, power and lighting, fire alarm, and system control wiring. $ 2,332,453.00
- South Kingstown Recreation Center - The project comprises a 28,250 square foot pre-engineered metal building with a glazed curtain wall/aluminum entrance with rolling doors, a full-size gymnasium with a divisible curtain, walking track, and retractable bleacher seating. Completed in May 2017. $5,704,371.00
- Lincoln Woods State Park – New Beach Pavilion – This Project, dedicated May 26, 2017 in time for the summer season, comprised the construction of a new beach pavilion and site improvements. Three new buildings, connected by a central plaza, were constructed; the fully-accessible buildings will house concessions, office space, restroom and shower facilities, and a nature center for educational programming. $ 5,677,624.00
- Rhode Island College – Fogarty Life Science Building Renovation and School of Nursing Addition – Dedicated in September 2016, this 9,000-square-foot addition to the existing building includes a fundamentals lab, a health assessment lab, a human patient simulator room and a debriefing room; and included a new administrative suite and a lobby/lounge area. Site work included a new parking lot, landscaping and irrigation system. $4,928,975.00
- Amos House New Community Center –Dedicated in May 2016, this project is comprised of a new 3-story 29,000 square foot building housing a new soup kitchen with a larger dining hall, classrooms, community rooms, training centers and consolidated staff offices. A full-scale carpentry shop and a classroom for the culinary program will replace the existing offsite locations. $4,714,000.00
- NORAD Facility Expansion Project – ACC is the construction manager of this new $ 3,000,000.00 Design/Build 30,000 square foot parts warehouse for North Atlantic Distribution Inc. which supplemented their existing 150,000 facility that has a storage capacity of over 23,000 vehicles.