OWNER REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Art Center Expansion and Renovation Project
Recreation Center Addition and Renovation Project
Water Main Replacement and New Pump Station
New Parking Lot at Building #10
RI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
EAST MATUNUCK STATE BEACH – NEW PAVILION BUILDING, South Kingstown
AMERICA’S CUP RACES – INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT FORT ADAMS STATE PARK, Newport
FISHERMAN’S MEMORIAL STATE PARK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, Narragansett
J.L. CURRAN DAM RECONSTRUCTION, Cranston
ROCKY POINT AMUSEMENT PARK – BUILDING ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION, Warwick
COLT STATE PARK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REPAIRS, Bristol
HURRICANE SANDY – RI STATE BEACH PAVILION REPAIRS – Various Locations Including – Including Charlestown, East Matunuck, Misquamicut, Roger Wheeler, Salty Brine, & Scarborough State Beaches
HURRICANE SANDY – BEACH AND SAND DUNE RESTORATION PROJECTS – Misquamicut and Scarborough State Beaches
MONAHAN FISHING PIER/DOCK REPAIRS, Narragansett
EIGHT ROD FARM MANAGEMENT AREA – BUILDING ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION PROJECT, Little Compton
LEWIS CITY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, Exeter
HOPE VALLEY DAM REPAIRS, Exeter
TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN RHODE ISLAND
New Middletown Police Station
West Main Road Sewer Upgrade Project
OLIVER STEDMAN GOVERNMENT CENTER – PARKING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
for the State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration
NEW PORTSMOUTH MAINTENANCE FACILITY
for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (Project is in the Bidding Phase)
FORT ADAMS “OPEN THE FORT” RENOVATION PROJECT
for the Fort Adams Trust, Newport
DUNKIN’ DONUT CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT
for the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority
J.L. CURRAN UPPER RESERVOIR DAM RECONSTRUCTION
As part of the J. L. Curran Upper Reservoir Dam Reconstruction Project Dam the existing structures were demolished, the existing lower gate structure was re-built, as well as re-lining and construction of a new gate and a new water control structure.
The work included the construction of cantilever concrete retaining walls, slabs, stilling basin, placement of new riprap, and aprons for new primary spillway on the downstream side of the spillway channel; installation of new steel sheet piling upstream of the concrete/boulder core wall and new precast box culvert sections at the crest of the dam for the primary spillway channel.
New walking paths were created as well as a new boat ramp was installed.
DOT PORTSMOUTH MAINTENANCE FACILITY
ABM Group was selected to provide Owner’s Project Management for the design and construction of a new 22,600 square foot maintenance facility to be located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The building is comprised of a 19,200 sf garage area with a 3,400 sf administrative office area.
To date ABM has provided phase one design coordination and bid assistance. This Project is expected to begin construction in Spring 2015 and be completed with one year.
ROCKY POINT PARK DEMOLITION
The State of Rhode Island purchased the 80+ acre site of the former Rocky Point Park with funds from the Open Space referendum. Since its closing nearly 20 years previously, most of the buildings still on site had fallen into total decay due to vandalism and the elements over that period of time. Because the majority of the buildings contained hazardous materials (asbestos, lead paint, etc.) the buildings had to undergo complete abatement before they could be demolished.
ABM was on during the entire construction project documenting the entire demolition activities and tracking all removals from the site as well as the importation of clean fill. Overgrown vegetation was removed along with rocks and other unsuitable materials.
All traces of the concrete and asphalt pavement were removed with clean material trucked in, leveled, and seeded. The old fences have been removed and new fences and gates installed. The park area was opened to the public once again in October 2014.
Art Center Expansion & Renovation
The Alex and Ani Hall Art Center Renovation Project was comprised of additions and renovations including new and upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, site work, a new elevator, as well as new interior and exterior finishes. Total area of construction was 54,000 square feet.
The building includes a graphic-design computer lab, painting, graphic design and digital media spaces, a pottery space with an outdoor courtyard area for the kiln, a welding area and a state-of-the-art ventilation system that can clean all the air in the building in an hour to remove noxious fumes from some of the “dirty arts,” including jewelry-making, sculpture and ceramics.
The Project was constructed while the facility remained operational requiring close coordination and communication between the General Contractor and the Owner to limit any inconvenience to students and staff.
America’s Cup Race Venue – Fort Adams State Park
This fast-track three-month project comprised three separate construction contracts that were constructed concurrently providing long-term necessary improvements to the Fort Adams State Park as well as infrastructure improvements in preparation for the America’s Cup Races.
Marine improvements included installation of new pilings, new floating docks with water and electricity and gangways. The infrastructure improvements include repairs to the public roadways, construction of crushed stone walkways, repairs to the concrete piers, new electrical utility service to the area, replacement and installation of site lighting, and new water service.
Land side improvements include upgrades to the electric, water and lighting systems in the sailing center. The historic Mule Barn received window, siding, trim replacements, roof repairs and replacement of asphalt shingles, minor replacement, flashings, and exterior painting, all completed in accordance with guidelines established by the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Society
East Matunuck State Beach – New Pavilion
East Matunuck Beach Project involved the demolition of the old pavilion and construction of a new beach pavilion consisting of driven precast concrete piles, wood framed platform, wood ramps and wood frame buildings with site and parking lot improvements, landscaping, aluminum handrail systems, septic system renovation, lightening protection system, public address system, electrical and plumbing systems, and installation of solar hot water panels, composting toilets, and a wind turbine
This project was constructed during the busy tourist season which required close coordination with the contractor to protect the safety as well as limiting any disruption of services to persons visiting this popular state beach. Additional environment concerns included minimal disruption to the existing dunes and dune grasses.
RIC Recreation Center
This project is comprised of additions and renovations to RIC Recreation Center which included new and upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, site work, a new elevator, as well as new interior and exterior finishes. Specific areas of construction included the Gymnasium, Locker Rooms, Multi-Purpose Recreation Facilities and Phys. Ed. Classrooms.
The Project was constructed while the facility remained operational which required close coordination and communication between the General Contractor and the Owner to limit any inconvenience to students and staff.
Dunkin’ Donuts Center Renovation Project
ABM was the Owner’s Project Rep and provided construction oversight of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority’s Construction Management Contract with Gilbane for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Renovation Project. ABM was involved in the Project from the Pre-Construction Phase, through three years of phased construction until Substantial Completion and final Certificate of Occupancy
As part of this landmark renovation, the arena was expanded by 35,000 square feet and encompasses a new lobby, a pedestrian bridge to the Rhode Island Convention Center, a video scoreboard, 20 new luxury suites, new food courts, and new locker rooms.
Areas gutted and completely renovated and recycled include the Meeting and Hospitality Rooms, the Box Office, Administrative Offices, Restrooms, Concourse Area including Concession, and a new Bar and Grill which overlooks the arena. New private boxes were created that available to seasonal and or special event rentals.
Back-of-house items installed include the new life safety systems, mechanical and electrical systems, and a new ice chiller. During the final phase the project the arena’s 13,000 seats were replaced with new molded seats with cup holders and additional handicap seating areas were made available including companion seating.
Middletown Police Station
ABM provided full services as the Owner’s Project Manager for this new two-story CMU/brick veneered building.