Connecticut Education

KBE Hard at Work on 17th Project at U of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – KBE is serving as construction manager at risk for the University of Bridgeport campus’s newest residence hall, which will encompass four stories and 60,000sf to provide housing for 220 students through a variety of configurations.

The residences will include suites and traditional bedrooms, along with common rooms and student support services. Design features include a steeply pitched roof with wide overhangs and a façade of brick on the first story and siding on the upper floors. The scope of work also includes demolition of the adjacent Schine Hall to provide student parking as well as sitework for the new construction.

Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the new building is a block-and-plank structure with prefabricated metal roof trusses topped with asphalt shingles. Building heating will be supplemented through connections to the university’s existing Fuel Cell building and a heat exchanger to take advantage of excess heat produced by the Fuel Cell building.

KBE has worked with the University of Bridgeport on 16 projects since 2005.