KBE Starts College Library Reno

Demolition of CT College's Shain Library

Demolition of Conn. College’s Shain Library

New London, CT – KBE Building Corporation has started structural demolition at Connecticut College’s Shain Library in preparation for a $9 million renovation and addition that comprises more than 45,000sf.

KBE is construction manager at risk for the renovation and addition at Connecticut College. The project comprises 41,000sf of renovations to the existing three-story library, plus 4,600sf of additions, including a new three-story entrance with clerestory, enlarged windows, and mechanical and electrical upgrades.

In addition to making architectural finish improvements, KBE will re-purpose several areas while adding collaboration rooms, seminar rooms, office spaces, and a 24-hour café and outdoor gathering area. During construction, KBE will erect temporary protection around the library’s books and archives.

The Shain Library renovation and addition is scheduled for completion in summer 2015. KBE is also construction manager at risk for the school’s boiler replacement project, scheduled for completion in fall 2014.

KBE has also managed construction for several Maryland institutions, including Hood College and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).