KBE to Renovate Barnard Hall, Construct New Engineering Building at Central Connecticut State University

NEW BRITIAN, Ct., Oct. 24, 2016 – KBE Building Corporation (KBE), a $300 million construction firm located in Connecticut and Maryland, recently began preconstruction at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Barnard Hall, originally built in 1953, will be fully renovated and will receive an addition thanks to KBE. The firm is also working on the new Engineering Building at CCSU as part the new School of Engineering, Science, and Technology.

Barnard Hall at CCSU

KBE is serving as Construction Manager at Risk for the 20,000 square foot four-story addition and 11,000 square foot renovation to Barnard Hall, which will house new offices and a space for student advising and student teaching. The project will also include the replacing the window system installed during the original construction in 1953, and installing a new central HVAC system for the building and the addition.

Barnard Hall is located in the center of the main CCSU campus, located in New Britain, CT, so coordination with campus activities will be critical. The building is also expected to be occupied during the construction, an obstacle that KBE is familiar with overcoming.

Engineering Building at CCSU

KBE is serving as Construction Manager at Risk for the new 100,000 square foot building, which will consist of a laboratory, classroom, and office space to support the new School of Engineering, Science, and Technology. The facility will be located on the main campus, located at 1615 Stanley St. in New Britain, CT.

Both facilities will meet the sustainability standards of CCSU and the high performance sustainable building standards of the State of Connecticut.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as 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 $300 million 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’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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