Construction Schedule for the Brock Environmental Center

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This month begins the jobsite mobilization in support of the construction for Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center. The building will be 10,000 square feet and focus on the education of our young student population on the processes of preservation and sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay.



Due to the strict requirements and regulations of the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum certifications, the entire project team has been in the planning and design phase for two years.

With construction beginning September 1, the team has developed an overall construction schedule.  Significant milestone dates are highlighted below:

August 19 – August 30: Mobilization of Site Facilities

The construction fencing, erosion and sedimentation control, project temporary offices, signage and temporary utilities required to support the construction efforts will be set up on site.

August 26 – September 9: Site Clearing

The grading of the site will take place to get it to its required finish elevation.

September 16 – October 4: Building Foundations

The concrete foundations that support the concrete and steel structure frame will be installed.

October 3 – November 14: First Floor Concrete Structure

An 8-foot-tall elevated first floor will be installed on which the upper steel frame is supported.

November 15 – December 2: Structural Steel Frame

The structural skeleton of the 10,000 square foot building will be constructed.

December 12 – January 6: Exterior Walls

This system is composed of the wood framing, reclaimed cypress wood siding and triple glazed windows, which have 3 panes of glass.

December 30 – January 20: Roofing

The 10,000 square feet of metal roofing will support the photovoltaic cells that provide sustainable and renewable energy for the building.

January 9 – May 1: Interior Finishes

These finishes include reclaimed oak wood flooring, salvaged bleacher wood for running trim, exposed structure ceilings, and salvaged cabinet work.

January 20 – May 1: Mechanical and Electrical Systems Installation

These two systems include the installation of photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, geothermal wells, rainwater collection system, composting toilets and other renewable energy sources that make the building a net-zero energy facility.

April 1 – May 15: Mechanical and Electrical Systems Start Up

This process commissions all of the energy efficient systems to operate at their most efficient level

June 4: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Occupancy

CBF will install their tables, chairs and office equipment into the building in order to occupy it on this date.

Midsummer 2014: Grand Opening

The exact grand opening date has not yet been established, but will be around midsummer of 2014.

Our project team is excited to be involved in such an innovative and sustainable project. We look forward to beginning construction soon and will be updating our blog throughout the construction process, so be sure to check back for regular updates.

Thoughts & Comments

  1. Tim Solanic says:

    Impossible dreams can come true with the right team, a lot of work and some good luck!

    August 16, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply

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