Smart Communities and Innovation Building

  • 1 North Building on Peter Bryce Campus
Information at a Glance

Use

Research

Status

Active

Construction Type

Renovation

Current Phase

Construction

College or Division

Other

CA Filing Code

430-20-2412

Project GSF

73,361

Bid Date

April 14, 2022

Construction End

November 2023

Project Architect

Davis Architects

General Contractor

J.T. Harrison Construction Co., Inc.

Project Manager

Tommy Alfano

Field Coordinator

Ed Sawyer

Project Admin

Cassidy Largin

Project Summary

The Smart Communities and Innovation Building (formerly Alabama Transportation Center) project (“Project”) involves a comprehensive exterior and interior renovation of an approximately 66,500 GSF three (3) story building. The renovation will include the installation of all new building systems including life safety, HVAC, elevator, electrical, information technology, security and access control, and other systems as required to bring the facility in line with The University of Alabama (“University”) enterprise systems and current code and to meet the functional needs of the programs. A building envelope assessment will be performed, and issues addressed as appropriate. The roof will be replaced as part of the Project. The Project will eliminate approximately $16,000,000 in campus building and infrastructure deferred maintenance liability.

A newly established Alabama Mobility and Power initiative (AMP), a partnership between the University, Alabama Power Company (APCO), and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) will provide the critical research infrastructure needed to transform the transportation industry in Alabama and make the State a national leader in innovation relating to mobility and power and connecting smart and resilient communities. This initiative will have a profound impact on workforce development and economic development in a targeted industry area vital to Alabama. As such, the University will co-locate AMP with the Alabama Transportation Institution (ATI) and ALDOT in the Smart Communities and Innovation Building to appropriately reflect its mission and opportunity. This strategic co-location will also foster unique opportunities for collaboration between operational, research and applied technology partners.

The scope will include all necessary infrastructure work, smart and resilient grid technology planned in conjunction with APCO; small scale alternative electric generation including solar, battery testing equipment, fitting out the balance of the building, constructing new AMP service and support space, and all necessary research and support equipment inclusive of an approximate 3,851 GSF garage lab.

Also, there will be a service yard enclosed with a brick screen wall at the south elevation of the building to visually screen the area from Peter Bryce Boulevard and Randall Way.

 

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Information at a Glance

BOT Budget

$42,073,570.00

Funding Sources

  • Alabama Public Schools and Colleges Authority Bond:
    $36,000,000
  • University Central Reserves:
    $5,473,570
  • Office for Research and Economic Development Reserves:
    $600,000

Banner/Project #

98437

Project Accountant

Kimberly Lee (8-7603)

DATA LABEL DATA VALUE
Category Research
College/Division Other
Status Active
Construction Phase Construction
Construction Type Renovation
GSF 73,361
Street Address 1 North Building on Peter Bryce Campus
Zone
Project Number 430-20-2412
Architect Davis Architects
Project Manager Tommy Alfano
Project Admin Cassidy Largin
Field Coordinator Ed Sawyer
General Contractor J.T. Harrison Construction Co., Inc.
Interior Designer
Bid Date April 14, 2022
Construction Start
Scheduled Construction End November 2023
COSC Date
Year End Inspection Information Not Yet Available
Fundraising Site
SharePoint Active Project Site Link https://bama365.sharepoint.com/sites/9VD1V/430-20-2412
AiM Link https://fmax.fa.ua.edu/fmax/screen/PROJECT_VIEW?project=98437
Campus Map Link https://map.concept3d.com/?id=1222#!m/565267
BIR Building Link https://bama365.sharepoint.com/sites/98C3D/default.aspx
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Project Summary

The Smart Communities and Innovation Building (formerly Alabama Transportation Center) project (“Project”) involves a comprehensive exterior and interior renovation of an approximately 66,500 GSF three (3) story building. The renovation will include the installation of all new building systems including life safety, HVAC, elevator, electrical, information technology, security and access control, and other systems as required to bring the facility in line with The University of Alabama (“University”) enterprise systems and current code and to meet the functional needs of the programs. A building envelope assessment will be performed, and issues addressed as appropriate. The roof will be replaced as part of the Project. The Project will eliminate approximately $16,000,000 in campus building and infrastructure deferred maintenance liability.

A newly established Alabama Mobility and Power initiative (AMP), a partnership between the University, Alabama Power Company (APCO), and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) will provide the critical research infrastructure needed to transform the transportation industry in Alabama and make the State a national leader in innovation relating to mobility and power and connecting smart and resilient communities. This initiative will have a profound impact on workforce development and economic development in a targeted industry area vital to Alabama. As such, the University will co-locate AMP with the Alabama Transportation Institution (ATI) and ALDOT in the Smart Communities and Innovation Building to appropriately reflect its mission and opportunity. This strategic co-location will also foster unique opportunities for collaboration between operational, research and applied technology partners.

The scope will include all necessary infrastructure work, smart and resilient grid technology planned in conjunction with APCO; small scale alternative electric generation including solar, battery testing equipment, fitting out the balance of the building, constructing new AMP service and support space, and all necessary research and support equipment inclusive of an approximate 3,851 GSF garage lab.

Also, there will be a service yard enclosed with a brick screen wall at the south elevation of the building to visually screen the area from Peter Bryce Boulevard and Randall Way.

 

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Budget 42073570
Banner Fund Number 98437
Project Accountant Kimberly Lee (8-7603)
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