ORONO, Maine — Consigli Construction Co., Inc.â€™s Portland office has been commissioned to perform renovations, upgrades and energy improvements at the University of Maine flagship campus in Orono. Nutting Hall, which houses the Universityâ€™s departments of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology will receive an energy upgrade and Neville Hall Data Center will undergo renovations and full data center upgrades.
Already underway, the 4,600 sq. ft. modernization and renovation of the Universityâ€™s mission critical Neville Hall Data Center includes electrical and mechanical upgrades, exterior lighting, landscaping and paving improvements. The 24-hour facility will remain in constant operation during construction, which will be conducted in two phases. Architect for the project is Harriman.
Originally constructed in 1968 almost entirely from wood, the two-story, 50,000 sq. ft. Nutting Hall building will receive energy upgrades, including building envelope and prioritized HVAC equipment improvements and controls, structural upgrades and ADA improvements. This unique and memorable building combines 27 different species of wood, many from native forests in Maine and contains administrative offices, conference rooms, classrooms, labs and lecture halls. Work will begin this spring and will be performed while the building is occupied and around an active campus. Architect for the project is Lewis & Malm Architecture.
Completion of both projects is slated for fall of 2012.
Named the #1 Best Place to Work in Maine in a 2011 survey published by Mainebiz, Consigli is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional, life sciences, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout New England and New York State. A leader in sustainable construction practices, Consigli is consistently ranked in the national Top 100 Green Contractors by Engineering News-Record Magazine. With offices in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, Consigli has also been recognized as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts, published in The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit www.consigli.com.
About University of Maine
The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is the stateâ€™s premier public university, located in the town of Orono. As Maineâ€™s land-grant university and the flagship institution in the University of Maine System, it is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast, attracting students from across the U.S. and more than 60 countries. It currently enrolls 11,250 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. Students are offered 88 bachelorâ€™s degree programs, 64 masterâ€™s degree programs, 25 doctoral programs and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information, visit www.umaine.edu.
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