Subcontractor prequalification opportunities posted for $77 million UNC School of Medicine building renovation

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The Mary Ellen Jones Building at the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill will soon be getting a complete facelift and more than $77 million worth of renovations.

Construction manager Choate Construction has recently posted pre-qualification opportunities for trade and specialty contractors for the 05F-Stair Railing System and 07F-Water Repellent, Waterproofing and Caulking bid packages.

The 11-story building renovation is expected to take about 30 months, according to the university.

The university says the renovation of the 221,620-sq. ft. building that opened in 1978 will include replacement of the pre-cast concrete exterior with a new glass curtain wall system, as well as a building-wide replacement of its mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

There will be $52 million for exterior and infrastructure improvements, including renovation of the remaining six floors of the building that weren’t renovated in a major 2013 project. The total budget is $77.4 million.

The project and its construction will be targeting LEED Silver-level certifications for energy efficiency.

Lord Aeck Sargent is the architect and Newcomb & Boyd is providing engineering consulting services.


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