SEAM Virtual Meeting: Heads in Beds, Colby College Hyper-Speed Dormitories

Please join us for a virtual presentation of the Hyper-Speed Dormitory Project at Colby College.

In August of 2021, the design team were given the nearly impossible goal of designing, building, and occupying dormitories for 200 new students… within the next year. Through a collaborative and carefully coordinated effort, we were able to deliver four high-performance residence halls, each containing 50 beds, in just 10 months.

The Johnson Pond Houses utilize modular construction, allowing multiple phases of the build to happen simultaneously. Concrete foundation panels were cast in the campus’s parking lots while sitework and excavation progressed nearby. At the same time, building modules were constructed in the factory and only delivered to the site when ready for assembly. A strategic hybridization of factory- and field- built amenities allowed for elements like roofs, awnings, and porch extensions to also be fabricated offsite and later installed on the modules once they were set.

In August of 2021, the design team were given the nearly impossible goal of designing, building, and occupying dormitories for 200 new students… within the next year. Through a collaborative and carefully coordinated effort, we were able to deliver four high-performance residence halls, each containing 50 beds, in just 10 months.

The Johnson Pond Houses utilize modular construction, allowing multiple phases of the build to happen simultaneously. Concrete foundation panels were cast in the campus’s parking lots while sitework and excavation progressed nearby. At the same time, building modules were constructed in the factory and only delivered to the site when ready for assembly. A strategic hybridization of factory- and field- built amenities allowed for elements like roofs, awnings, and porch extensions to also be fabricated offsite and later installed on the modules once they were set.

Presenters:

Tony Dumais, P.E., Principal – Trillium Engineering Group
Tony has over 15 years of experience in structural engineering since graduating from the University of Maine. He has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the Northeast and has design experience with most structural materials.His attention to detail, efficiency and innovative solutions combine to help teams stay on budget while also meeting project goals.His background includes complex steel and timber frame structures as well as cast-in-place concrete and CMU design.

Emily Greene, Senior Architect – Kaplan Thompson Architects
Emily Greene received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University in 2010, graduating with top honors and the Henry Adams AIA Medal for academic excellence. Her portfolio includes more than ten years of professional experience and projects at every scale, including residential, institutional, and high-performance multi-family housing. As a project manager and Senior Architectural Staff at Kaplan Thompson Architects, she embraces design as a mechanism for strengthening communities and reversing climate change.

Sasha Halupowski, Project Manager – Consigli Construction
Sasha Halupowski has worked with Consigli Construction for the past 6 years since graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S in Construction Engineering and Management. Sasha’s passion for construction comes from the knowledge that she is part of building communities and bringing essential needs for those communities to life. Sasha worked for Consigli in Massachusetts for a few years before returning to her home state of Maine in 2021.

DATE:
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

LOCATION:
Virtual – Link will be sent prior to presentation.

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$20.00 (plus fees for Brownpaper Tickets) for SEAM/NCSEA members

AGENDA:
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Intro/Presentation
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Q & A

RSVP:
by Monday December 11, 2023
Click here to purchase virtual ticket

QUESTIONS:
secretary@seam.org

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