Storrs, Conn – The KBE team completed a total revamp of the dining facility in only 120 days during UConn’s summer break. They modernized and increased seating of the 50-year-old building and created an international-style dining and social hub for faculty and students. In addition to the 15,275 sq-ft renovation, the project included a 5,075 sq-ft entry addition on the first level. KBE also worked on the administrative space on the second level.
The scope of construction included demolition of the existing storefront and kitchen space; site improvements; foundations; structural steel; and interior construction, including all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, kitchen equipment, and interior finishes. A tight schedule allowed no room for delays. Vendors and materials were lined up in three months prior to the project’s start. KBE planned for all possible contingencies, including bringing in two additional subcontractors to cover potential material or labor shortages.