Project: Portsmouth Abbey Girls Dormitory
Client: Portsmouth Abbey & School, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Architect: Architectural Resources Cambridge
Structural Engineers: Boston Building Consultants
Mechanical Engineers: Rist-Frost Shumway Engineering
Civil Engineer: American Engineering Inc.
Delivery Method: Construction Manager
Size: 32,000 SF; 24,000 occupied and 8,000 of mechanical/storage
Duration: 11 Months
The project consisted of a new thirty-two bed dormitory building, containing four townhouse style faculty apartments and day student common space. The project was designed and built with a “green” standard. The building boasts high efficiency whole building heating systems, solar hot-water and high efficient insulation.
Advanced Building Concepts acted as the construction manager to deliver the project within budget and schedule providing value added upgrades requested by the owner without exceeding the overall owner’s budget. The work was started in the fall and completed eleven months later meeting the expanded needs for incoming faculty & student housing. The three story wood & steel framed building is clad in cedar shingle with a natural stone veneer at the ground level and a copper roof. Due to the “green” design standard the building has a state of the art Veissman heating and solar hot water system, low-use water faucets, showerheads and toilets, heat recovery exhaust system and high efficiency spray foam insulation.