CASE STUDY: FITZSIMONS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Bioscience Park Requires a Communications Infrastructure
Established in 1995 by the City of Aurora, Colorado, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) was responsible for the $2 billion redevelopment of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center that was officially closed in 1999. The project was anchored by a new 217-acre campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a 160-acre Colorado Bioscience Park.
The initial phase of the Colorado Bioscience Park, the 60,000 square foot Bioscience Park Center, was specifically designed to accommodate start-up biotechnology and biomedical companies in a scientific entrepreneurial community.
Following the initial design phase of the BioScience Park Center, EE and Associates was awarded a competitive bid for the design, procurement and implementation of a building-wide communications infrastructure. This infrastructure included inside/outside cable plant, voice system and circuits, data equipment (LAN, WAN and Internet) to serve multiple tenants. Because this infrastructure was not included in the General Contractor’s or other subcontractor’s scope of work, EE and Associates provided construction management services at the request of the FRA.
Solution: Telecommunications Construction Management
Assembled a team of professionals with experience in communications systems, construction standards and technical documentation. This team was responsible for representing the building owner at construction meetings and site inspections.
Provide CAD drawings for manhole, jacks, conduit and cable tray locations
Develop and implement project plans for cable, voice and data equipment installation
Conduct and report on site inspections
Approve and process change orders
A key marketing feature of the BioScience Park Center was the availability of sophisticated communications systems for the small, start-up companies that would occupy the building. Ensured all communications systems were operational at the time of tenant occupancy.
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