The Quadrangle is a student residence housing three of Penn’s college houses – Riepe, Fisher Hassenfeld, and Ware. This project involved patching and painting of walls, ceilings, doors and trim, with renovations and replacement of flooring in lounges, bathrooms and other common spaces. The total scope included more than 1,300 individual rooms. The work was completed during the 2012 summer recess, with a project duration of less than 15 weeks. A first phase completion of only five weeks allowed for early occupancy for a summer camp program. The remainder of the work took place with the building partially occupied.
The greatest challenges the INTECH team had to overcome were determining the scope of work, establishing the number of rooms that required repair and repainting, the very aggressive schedule, and the short timeline to plan and prepare before the work began. INTECH developed a guaranteed maximum price and aggressively procured subcontractors on a competitive basis. The primary reasons for a successful project came from INTECH’s ability to marshal significant resources on short notice, on the personal strengths of the personnel assigned, on the development and implementation of a sound plan, and on efficiencies developed during construction that allowed the Owner to exceed the original scope of work and use savings to fund additional improvements. INTECH delivered the project on schedule and without change orders.