University of Houston - Four Core Building Renovation Strategies

This project included implementation strategies needed to complete the renovation of the infrastructure systems of four core facilities. The renovation projects include Agnes Arnold Hall, Roy G. Cullen, Charles F. McElhinney, and the Science & Research 1 building. The Science Building is being renovated and will be used as swing space to temporarily relocate the building occupants during their respective renovation period. The Science & Research II building, Floor 5 will be used as swing space for Science & Research 1. The purpose of this study is to define the sequencing of renovation using the swing spaces available. The primary principles and guiding objectives for sequencing are to:

• Minimize disruption to the users
• Align moves and renovations with the UH academic calendar
• Maximize the area of renovation in each phase
• Relocate / renovate entire departments if possible
• Strive for a quick turn-around on each phase
• Minimize gaps between phases
• Anticipate early “pre-renovation” prep prior to moving occupants (non-compliant building material removal filings / approvals, pre-order long lead materials, establish CMAR presence, etc.)