Brookdale Community College



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Lincroft & Freehold, New Jersey

December 2010

A 24,000 sq. ft. addition; renovations to 17,000 sq. ft. facility, plus an additional 12,000 sq. ft. addition.

Construction Management

LEED Silver Certified

Work at the school's main campus in Lincroft, New Jersey, included three primary elements:

  • Renovation of the 40-year-old Collins Arena to create a modern, fully ADA-compliant performance venue. Collins Arena hosts a wide range of sporting events, trade shows, concerts and other forms of performances. Upgrades included seating, flooring, restrooms, concessions, locker rooms and the HVAC system. Elevators were also added to the facility.
  • A 24,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose addition to the Arena, which includes a 9,000 sq. ft. fitness center. The lower level of the new facility features a two-court gymnasium with bleacher seating for 1500. The new gyms are intended for student recreation and intramural athletics.
  • Upgrades to the College's Automotive Technologies Facility. The work encompassed substantial renovations to the existing 17,000 sq. ft. facility, plus a 12,000 sq. ft. addition that doubled the number of bays and the amount of classroom space for instruction.

All facilities are connected to campus central plant services. Collins Arena is USGBC LEED Silver.

The BCC Program also included an extensive interior renovation to the school's Western Monmouth Higher Education Center in Freehold. The project created 50% more classroom and computer lab space, as well as new science labs and administrative offices. An expanded Student Success Center was also added and the 38,000 sq. ft. building's HVAC system was replaced.

Torcon's role in the projects was initiated at the preconstruction stage, concurrent with initiation of the design effort, and continued through construction with on-site management. Working with two architects and various engineering firms, Torcon was charged with managing the design process to ensure cost and schedule control. BCC is the County College of Monmouth, so all contracts were in publicly bid in compliance with New Jersey Public Contracts Law and the County's purchasing policies. The work was ultimately bid as three separate contracts. All projects were completed under Torcon's budgets.

Schedule was a particularly critical driver on these projects, to minimize disruption to the College's ongoing use of facilities. The Western Monmouth Center required renovation on three floors and was phased through the creation of swing space in the basement and on the second floor. The Collins Arena projects were completed in two distinct phases: construction of the new recreation and fitness center first, followed by the renovation. The project team successfully shortened the construction schedule by six weeks, through an integrated scheduling effort at the outset of construction, to meet BCC's occupation goals. All four of the projects were completed within schedule.