The HIT Center was constructed in three phases beginning in summer 2010 after JS Building Co.’s bid was accepted for Phase 1 for the construction of the new building. JS Building Co. broke ground on the 3,200 sq. ft. high bay testing lab in June 2010 and completed the first contract in September.
JS Building Co. was given the authorization to proceed with the Phase 2 addition (3,600 square feet), which included additions to the high bay and a viewing theater, which was completed in December 2010.
In January 2011, JS Building Co. was awarded the Phase 3 addition (7,000 square feet), which consisted of complete Mechanical, Electrical, and Liquid Nitrogen systems. City building inspectors issued a Certificate of Occupancy in June 2011.
During construction, JS Building Co. provided budgeting, cost prediction analysis, and scheduling to help LMCO plan future phases of work while meeting critical completion deadlines. The contractor built according to USGBC LEED criteria silver rating, a project requirement. As of this date, the paperwork for certification is still pending from the Owner.
To increase the building’s flexibility, JS Building Co. was called back in late 2012 to make minor interior rearrangement, as well as build dedicated parking and drive system for the building. The work was completed as per the owner’s required schedule.