Hanscomb Consulting is Helping UVA Move Alderman Library into the 21st Century

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Hanscomb is proud to announce that we are providing the University of Virginia with Cost, Scheduling and Value Engineering services on their $160 million renovation of Alderman Library. Alderman, completed in 1938, is at capacity and far out of code. Replacing its book stacks and adding more classrooms and workspaces should take the building into its second century.

The first phase of the two-stage renovation would require demolishing the Old and New Stacks and permanently moving some of the collection off-site to the new Ivy Stacks building, located on Old Ivy Road and set to be completed this spring. By 2023, planners expect the cramped stacks to be replaced with brighter and cleaner compact shelves that are easier to navigate and aren’t a fire hazard. They also want to add more seating and open stacks, as well as update the electric, fire safety and plumbing systems.

Hanscomb Awarded GSA Schedule

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Hanscomb is pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded a GSA SCHEDULE contract.  The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) enables Federal agencies to procure total professional service solutions using a single Multiple Award Schedule (MAS).  Following a rigorous approval process, which includes a review of the firm’s established quality control standards, relevant project experience, as well as outstanding past performance, Hanscomb has successfully demonstrated to GSA our capability to provide services under two Special Item Numbers (“SIN’s”) for Construction Management and Engineering Consulting Services, and Budgeting.

Services provided under SIN 871-7 Construction Management and Engineering Consulting Services include construction management, engineering consulting, project management, and related professional services specifically pertaining to real property.  As an approved contractor performing construction management services, we can become the professional adviser to the customer agency, and as principal agent, advise or manage the process over the project regardless of the project delivery method used.  Construction Management and Engineering Consulting services include, but are not limited to, facility condition assessment, design phase support, procurement support, commissioning services, testing services, construction claims support, post-construction engineering services, and other related technical consulting services.

Under SIN 520-12 Budgeting, Hanscomb can provide services to the Federal government and related agencies for budgeting, estimating and cost management services.  Services under this SIN include assessing and improving the budget formulation and execution processes, conducting special reviews to resolve budget formulation or budget execution issues and providing technical assistance to improve budget preparation or execution processes.

Hanscomb Consulting "Takes Off" in Support of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Hanscomb recently teamed with McKissack & McKissack in support of the Airports Authority in providing Project Controls services on a number of design and construction projects at both Ronald Reagan National and Washington Dulles International Airports as well as the Dulles Toll Road.

Reagan National Airport has begun work on “Project Journey”, a $1 Billion multi-project intended to transform the passenger experience by freeing up movement inside Terminal B/C and ending busing to remotely parked aircrafts at Gate 35X. The result will provide passengers with greater connectivity, more shopping and dining choices, and a more pleasant post-security environment.

Our Project Controls Services include Construction cost estimating, Contractor’s proposals review, Value Engineering, Claims Analysis, Design submittal estimate reviews, Pre-bid estimate validation, Bid negotiation support and Special projects.

Hanscomb Consulting Hires Jack Mutty

We are delighted to announce that Jack Mutty has joined the Hanscomb team as a Project Manager. Jack has a background in commercial construction, specializing in base building, retail, and restaurant construction. His experience includes managing multiple base building projects with concurrent landlord and retail build-outs, which allows him to bring first-hand knowledge of the construction management process, from preconstruction/design planning and permitting through scope development and procurement through the entire construction process and close-out. With a degree in business management and experience as a general contractor, Jack brings with him an invaluable perspective and a unique understanding to of the commercial development, leasing and business management processes, leasing, and management business from a builder’s perspective. 

Hanscomb Consulting is Now Supporting Puerto Rico in Disaster Recovery

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After Hurricane Maria tore a path through the Caribbean, almost completely replicating the damage of Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands suffered catastrophic losses of life and property. Hanscomb has teamed with Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International to send staff to San Juan, Puerto Rico to provide damage assessment, project management and cost estimating services to multiple storm-damaged properties for insurance recovery.

Hanscomb is providing resources from various specialties to build an advisory team consisting of both home office and field staff able to travel to the properties to inspect, document and quantify the damages, and provide cost estimates for reconstruction and repair. Our team will be providing services for at least 40 damaged buildings on the island, starting with the repairs to a major hospital, and including hotels, shopping malls, self-storage facilities and office complexes.

Hanscomb Consulting is Continuing Work at the National Institute of Health with Three New Projects

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Hanscomb is pleased to announce its continued work at the National Institute of Health (NIH) with the addition of three new projects, all with HOK: Surgery and Radiology Building (Building 10), Utility Vault and Patient Parking Garage, and National Library of Medicine (First Floor).

For the Surgery and Radiology Building, Hanscomb will be verifying and validating the approved NIH-developed Program of Requirements (POR) for the 475,000 SF of created space (385,000 SF new building plus 90,000 SF renovation) to house critical hospital functions.

The Utility Vault and Patient Parking Garage project includes a 700-car-space garage, including all necessary support spaces and utility systems, which will allow for the existing garage to be closed, repaired, and repurposed. The new garage will accommodate the surface patient and visitor valet parking spaces and will also include an underground pedestrian tunnel linking the garage to the new Surgery and Radiology building.

The National Library of Medicine project involves repurposing the existing reading room spaces, the library’s entrance foyer, and existing exhibition space to better meet current needs.

Hanscomb Consulting is Now Working with ACG Architects on the Embassy of Kenya Renovation

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Hanscomb has recently begun working with ACG Architects on proposed renovations to the Chancery and staff residences for the Embassy. Services include cost estimating during design, phasing plans/scheduling, preparation of bid documents/procurement advice, bid analysis and recommendation, payment application reviews, and change order reviews during construction.

The Embassy of Kenya is in a historically protected zone where the building facades are to be preserved. The interior of the building will be remodeled to replace all existing electrical and mechanical installations and to create modern office spaces. The project will be completed in six phases with the first five phases focusing on the renovation and remodeling of the main building including security enhancements, window replacement, re-roofing, and the creation of a modern reception space. Phase six will focus mainly on the renovations to the Ambassador’s Residence in Potomac, MD and redevelopment/repairs to three staff residential houses, all in Washington, DC.

Hanscomb Consulting Hires Sam Ayodele and Anu Pillai Bowers

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We are pleased to announce that Hanscomb has hired two new cost managers! Sam Ayodele and Anu Pillai Bowers joined the Hanscomb team early this September.  

Sam is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of experience working in cost management in Africa and the United States. He brings with him experience working in different capacities on government, public and private projects. He is experienced in government software such as SUCCESS and MII for conceptual, cost planning and detailed cost estimating. Sam’s sector experience includes hospitality, defense, aviation, education and commercial real estate.

Anu brings with her experience in construction-phase field operations and pre-construction cost management in many different market sectors, including working with a general contractor on industrial, healthcare, education, and stadium projects. Prior to joining Hanscomb, she worked in field cost management and procurement, most notably for the DC United MLS Stadium in Washington DC, and the $1B expansion of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Hanscomb Consulting is now supporting Washington REIT at The Trove

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Hanscomb Consulting is pleased to announce that we will be working with Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (Washington REIT) to provide construction support services for The Trove, an apartment community redevelopment located along the close-in Columbia Pike corridor of Arlington, VA. The project involves construction of 401 new units in three seven-story buildings, and renovation of the existing 711-unit apartment complex.  With completion scheduled to start delivering units 2019, the transformed complex will offer an array of new, up-to-date amenities to the community.

The Trove is designed to provide the convenience of comparable apartment communities, but with more amenities and at a lower price point. Residents will enjoy a rooftop deck overlooking the area and featuring a pool, cabanas, amphitheater-style decking, fire pits, grills, large screens for movie nights, and communal dining tables. The Trove will offer a range of apartment sizes ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, all built according to environmental and sustainable design standards to achieve LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. Select apartments will enjoy views of the Army Navy Club golf course on one side, and city vistas above the tree line on the other side.

Hanscomb Consulting Hires John Adams and Lindsey Gregg

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We are pleased to announce that both John Adams and Lindsey Gregg have joined Hanscomb. John joined Hanscomb in May as Assistant Cost Manager. He has more than 8 years of field and consulting experience within the construction industry in the Washington D.C. area.  Working as a subcontractor in the field and then as an estimator has given him insight into the construction process as well as means and methods which is an asset as he continues his cost management career with us. 

Lindsey recently joined Hanscomb Consulting as Marketing Coordinator at the end of July. Lindsey graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Since then she has been providing dynamic marketing materials to multiple real estate brokers, owners and architects/engineers in the commercial real estate market and beyond. Her experience includes being responsible for the composition and upkeep of marketing materials for print, web, and mobile applications, reinforcing corporate identity and maintaining brand recognition in the marketplace.

Hanscomb Consulting is “getting it done” for JBG Smith at Their New Headquarters in Bethesda

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Newly-formed, Washington, DC-area commercial real estate powerhouse, JBGSmith has selected Hanscomb Consulting to provide Owner’s Rep Project Management Services for its new Bethesda, Maryland trophy office building, in which the REIT will locate its new headquarters.  Located in the heart of the Bethesda Row area, the mixed-use development includes a new 14-story office tower along with a new Dean and DeLuca luxury grocery store and improvements to Reed Street park and bike path.

The new 14-story, 287,000 square foot office tower replaces an existing outdated office building, and will contain over 200,000 of office space, luxury amenity features such as a fitness space and roof terrace, high-level finishes and about 7,000 square feet of ground floor level retail. 

The project is designed to achieve LEED Gold Energy Efficiency.

 

Hanscomb Consulting Hires Colin Phillips

We are pleased to announce that Colin Phillips has joined Hanscomb as Senior Cost Consultant. Colin has over 17 years of experience within the construction industry. He has worked on a wide range of projects all over the world, including The Netherlands, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar where he performed services such as cost engineering, strategic planning, project management and project controls. 

Hanscomb Wins Department of the Navy PVA’s

Hanscomb Consulting has been awarded a Term Contract as part of the REVPAR team to provide Project Validation Assessments (PVA’s) for the Department of the Navy’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) facilities. Hanscomb will conduct market surveys, calculate location factors, conduct on-site interviews with general contractors & subcontractors as well as perform cost estimating for each project during the PVA process. Together under a similar contract for the Department of the Army’s MWR, Hanscomb Consulting is providing the same PVA services on Naval and Army installations in the United States and abroad (CONUS and OCONUS).

Hanscomb Consulting Wins University of Virginia Term Contract

Hanscomb Consulting has been awarded a Term Contract with The University of Virginia (UVA) to provide cost consulting, scheduling, and value management.  Services associated with this Term Contract will generally support both Academic and Health System non-capital and capital projects for planning, new construction and renovations.  The Contract will be for one year with four additional 1-year options.

Project – International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Hanscomb Consulting is pleased to announce that we have been selected to provide change order analysis services to IMF for their HQ1 renovation project. This 1.8m square foot, multiple phase program of work is taking place while the building is occupied, and will result in a complete replacement of all mechanical and electrical systems, with new architectural finishes throughout and creation of several new public areas.

Project – European Reassurance Initiative

Hanscomb Consulting is pleased to announce that we are part of the Louis Berger team providing master-planning and DD1391 preparation for several projects under the President’s European Reassurance Initiative. Our initial tasks include cost estimating, utilizing PACES and local cost data for upgrades and expansions of facilities, taxiways and associated infrastructure at air bases in Romania, Latvia and Poland.

Project – AstraZeneca

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Hanscomb Consulting has been selected to provide project management services for a 2nd project for global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca.  In addition to providing PM services for multiple projects on AZ's Gaithersburg, Maryland campus, we will manage the consolidation of five different divisional offices into one larger, mixed office/lab facility on AstraZeneca's San Francisco, California campus.  The project starts in the fall of 2016, with anticipated delivery by the beginning of 2018. 

Hanscomb Consulting Hires Steve Lee

We are delighted to announce that Steve Lee has joined Hanscomb as Director of Construction Support Services. Steve has over 29 years of experience within the engineering and construction industry and has worked on a wide range of projects covering facility types including, pharmaceutical labs, manufacturing plants, hotels, universities and government facilities.