OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 825 TRAINING CENTER
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ
Project Highlights / Scope of Work
- Constructed new 2,800 SF addition to Local 825 training center
- Performed minor alterations in existing building
- Installed new drainage system rerouted to new catch basin
- Installed new parking lot, handicapped curbs and ramps, sidewalks, paving and striping
- Installed landscaping throughout grounds
- Delayed issuance of permits causing work schedule to be pushed back into winter months
- Over twenty Owner-requested change orders
- Near record snowfall
Founded in 1896, the International Union of Operating Engineers has more than 400,000 members in North America. Local 825, representing heavy equipment operators of New Jersey and lower New York, has had a training center in South Brunswick, NJ for nearly 30 years. This 2,800 SF addition replaced a section of the facility that had been destroyed by fire.
New construction included four offices, reception area, meeting room, instructors room, two bathrooms, locker room and kitchen. The existing building required minor alterations including a modified restroom and corridor tie-in to the new section. The exterior is brick with a standing seam metal roof. Site work included a new parking lot, sidewalks, handicapped curbs and ramps and landscaping. A new drainage system was installed leading to a new catch basin, required after a change was made to the original plans. Modifications were a frequent occurrence on this project with over twenty Owner-requested changes during construction.
The project was delayed when the town failed to issue the required permits in a timely fashion. This pushed back the construction schedule into the winter months, which was made more difficult by the frequency of heavy snowfall. Another setback was the failure of the roofing manufacturer to deliver their materials on time. Despite these obstacles, with scheduling adjustments the project was finished close to the original timetable and the Owner is pleased with their expanded facility.