Easton, MA – BOND, a 107-year-old Boston construction management firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Stonehill College Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex renovation and expansion in Easton.
Among dignitaries participating in the ceremonies were BOND president Robert Murray; Senior Vice President David Shrestinian; Stonehill College mascot Ace the Skyhawk; Reverend John Denning, C.S.C., Stonehill College president; BOND senior project manager Dan Ramos; BOND MEP estimator Barbara Connolly and BOND superintendent Nick Anastasi.
Working closely with design firm Sasaki Associates, BOND is providing construction management services for a substantial, 24,000sf renovation and 50,000sf addition to the existing Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. The firm recently completed full preconstruction services for the project as well.
Originally built in 1988, the renovated Sally Blair Ames building and new Rev. Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C. Athletics and Fitness Center will house additional recreation spaces for group exercise and dance on the existing first floor, with weight and fitness facilities and student locker rooms located in the addition.
Stonehill College’s Athletics Program will occupy 12 new locker rooms and a dedicated varsity weight room. Athletic office space and the Lou Gorman ’53 Pavilion will also be housed in the facility.
BOND has utilized both in-house Building Information Modeling (BIM) and laser scanning services to analyze the facility’s existing conditions and develop its infrastructure. Detailed safety protocols and mitigation practices are ensuring no disruption to continued athletic uses for students.
The project is slated for completion in July 2015.