Branch Builds Top Projects of 2019

With projects in Virginia and North Carolina, 2019 was a busy year for the Branch Builds family, and they continued to exceed their clients’ expectations. Thank you to all the project teams for another great year!

Learn more about their Top Projects of 2019:

Project Name: Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) New STEM Building
Project Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Project Value: $24 Million
Project Type: Higher Education Science/Lab Facility | CM@Risk Delivery

Branch Builds Project - Virginia Western Community College STEM BuildingProject Highlights: Branch Builds was selected over strong national competition for this state-of-the-art, high-tech STEM Building, adding to our impressive science/lab project resume. The 72,000-square-foot facility, dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is the largest on-campus and was designed with input from faculty and staff to serve the region’s growing needs.

We worked collaboratively with the client to implement safety and logistical procedures to construct this facility, which is centrally located on the high-traffic (pedestrian & vehicular) campus. Crews faced further challenges as a separate road construction project was taking place immediately adjacent to our project site. Our comprehensive preconstruction services were utilized over an extended preconstruction phase to develop numerous solutions in addressing challenging budgetary limits.

VWCC’s president and a Virginia Community College System representative praised the Branch Builds STEM Building project team at the ribbon cutting and open house event on October 17, 2019. More than 300 attendees heard from local elected officials, business leaders, and students about the impact the new facility will have on growing the local economy through collaboration and innovation.

Project Team:

Cathy Underwood
Project Executive
Jaime English
Preconstruction Manager
Patty Massy
Project Manager
Tucker Beaumont
Senior Superintendent
Brian Dueker
Assistant Superintendent
Taylor Martin
Project Engineer
Jessica Scott
Field Engineer

Project Name: Greene County High School/Middle School Additions & Renovations
Project Location: Stanardsville, Virginia

Project Value: $22.8 Million
Project Type: K-12 Education | CM@Risk Delivery

Project Highlights: The entire Greene County community watched this project closely. It involved extremely challenging multi-phased renovations and additions that included occupied facility renovations and infill construction on a constrained combined high school and middle school campus.

Branch Builds implemented thoughtful phased scheduling and advanced safety measures to allow on-going, daily school activities to proceed during construction safely. The project team received an exceptional commendation from both the owner and the architect, who has exceptionally high standards for performance.

The schools opened to students in August 2019 and featured expanded cafeterias and media centers, as well as flex classroom space and safety improvements.

As we continue to see more K-12 CM@Rick projects, the successful Green County Public Schools project put us in a great position.

Project Team:

Bill Madison
Project Executive
Jaime English
Preconstruction Manager
Brent Harlow
Project Manager
Lewis Smith
Superintendent
Torrey Patterson
Assistant Superintendent
Jennifer Stajduhar
Project Engineer
Ashley Beatty
Administration

Project Name: Lewinsville Intergenerational Center
Project Location: Fairfax, VA

Project Value: $10.3 Million
Project Type Senior, Adult & Child Care Center | Design-Bid-Build Delivery

Branch Builds Project Lewinsville Intergenerational CenterProject Highlights: The 32,000-square-foot Lewinsville Intergenerational Center opened its doors in June 2019. The unique multi-use facility includes a senior center, adult day care center, and two separate child care centers.

Branch Builds provided collaborative coordination with our site work contractor and the contractor for the adjacent independent living residence facility, which shared the same overall site and was built concurrently with this project.

The project achieved LEED Silver certification, and the team received a Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Award of Excellence for Building Design and Construction for their work.

Project Team:

George Nash
Preconstruction/Estimating
Nathan Antalis
Project Manager
David Kalaydjian
Superintendent

Project Name: Stanley Middle School
Project Location: Stanley, North Carolina

Project Value:$25 Million
Project Type: K-12 Education|Design-Bid-Build Delivery

Project Highlights: The Stanley Middle School project represents one of the key project acquisitions that ultimately led to the opening of the Branch Builds office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

We utilized careful safety and logistical planning to coordinate and safely manage this multi-phased replacement school project, which was built adjacent to the existing middle school. The new school was designed for 800 students with the potential to expand to 1,000 for future growth.

Our project team experienced challenges with navigating difficult market conditions in the delivery of this exciting new middle school for the Stanley, North Carolina, community.

Project Team:

Tim Wheeler
Project Management
Patrick Snead
Project Management
Danny Alderman
General Superintendent
David Olson
Superintendent
Brian Dueker
Assistant Superintendent
Ryan Dunmon
Assistant Superintendent
Jack Hale
Project Engineer