$17M UCONN Renovation Awarded to KBE Building Corp.

Long-time builder for UCONN also leading design-build team for STEM residence hall

FARMINGTON, CT, Sept. 15, 2015 – The University of Connecticut community will soon enjoy updated classroom and administrative space thanks to a new $17 million construction project recently awarded to KBE Building Corporation.

KBE is serving as General Contractor for the renovation of the Henry Ruthven Monteith Building and the attached auditorium known as the Andre Schenker Lecture Hall. Both buildings encompass classroom and administrative space for several departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including economics, journalism, and political science.

Henry Ruthven Monteith Building and Andre Schenker Lecture Hall Renovation | Project Highlights

The scope of work includes no less than 27 major upgrades, including the following:

  • complete mechanical systems upgrade;
  • improved electrical systems to support the air conditioning and other programmatic needs;
  • upgraded and uniformly sized faculty offices;
  • upgraded classrooms;
  • new fixed seating and finish upgrades in lecture halls;
  • and more.

The project is scheduled to commence in fall 2015, with completion scheduled for late summer 2016.

A long-time builder for the University, KBE Building Corp. is leading the design-build team for the STEM residence hall also being built at the Storrs campus. Links to additional projects that KBE has completed for UCONN are available below:

About KBE Building Corporation

Located in Farmington, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume over the last two decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

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