Texas A&M University System Tarleton State University Program Management
Broaddus & Associates was retained by Texas A&M University System to serve as program manager on multiple new construction projects at Tarleton State University. The main campus located in Stephenville, Texas, has over 11,000 students enrolled, with 340 full-time faculty. The Tarleton State University (TSU) administration requested a change to their existing project management team, and asked that an increased level of day-to-day construction inspection be performed for the projects that were underway on the campus in Stephenville. In addition, the TSU administration requested an increased number of construction inspection personnel be assigned to their campus to manage the four construction projects (valued at approximately $65 million) that were concurrently under construction in various stages.
Broaddus & Associates provided a senior project manager and two senior construction representatives to assume the construction management role. The Broaddus & Associates team seamlessly integrated onsite in the new Nursing Building at the heart of the campus, where they managed these four projects. The team worked closely with TSU administration to maintain open communications among the faculty, staff, and students. The team was always accessible to the user coordinators and responsive to routine requests. All the projects were on schedule and within budget. Broaddus & Associates controlled budgets, which had minimal remaining contingencies. The team was successful in managing the expectations of the Tarleton administration. Below is a breakdown of the projects:
A. Central Plant Loop
This construction manager-at-risk project increased capacity of the central plant heating and chilled water production, and includes an extension of the central plant heating and chilled water system to approximately 11 existing buildings.
B. Dairy Center
This construction manager-at-risk project was a state-of-the-art dairy center that fosters collaborative learning and research for agricultural professions and public education. This is the only research dairy in Texas, and is expected to be a premier learning and research facility serving the state and surrounding areas.
C. New Student Housing
This design-build project was a 300-bed, three-story, wood-framed, dormitory-style residence hall on a post-tensioned slab-on-grade foundation.
D. Nursing Building
This construction manager-at-risk project was a 55,000 SF facility that unites faculty, staff and students in one building. The facility houses undergraduates, a future graduate program and research functions.