MDC Building 3000

Location: Miami, FL
Size: 40,000 SF
Services: Construction Management
Owner: Miami-Dade College
Architect: VIA Design Studio

Thornton Construction provided preconstruction for the first year and a half of this CM-at-risk with GMP project, and then managed the entire construction. During preconstruction, Thornton proposed a total of almost $800,000 value engineering options which were approved and accepted. The project entailed the complete renovation of forty thousand SF of two buildings at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus, including the addition of science labs, classrooms and offices, study areas and support space. Thornton won this project after providing MDC with other construction services for seven years, and MDC recognized Thornton’s expertise installing scientific instruments and related infrastructure. The labs, classrooms and support space were added by consolidating areas previously used by Campus Student Services. Remodeling and renovations included HVAC, plumbing, electrical, lighting, acoustics, room finishes, lab equipment, and furniture.