Second project with Autodesk and KlingStubbins leverages virtual design and construction to deliver timely and cost-effective project solutions
BOSTON, May 1, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — � Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a leader in virtual design and construction solutions for complex building projects in the corporate, healthcare, and academic and hospitality industries, announced today that it has been awarded its second project with Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Housed within the Amoskeag Millyard, a historic area of former mills that has been renovated into office and residential space in Manchester, New Hampshire, the 40,000 SF project will consist of a comprehensive renovation and upgrade to the building's third and fourth floors as well as the lobby.
In 2008, Tocci and architect KlingStubbins collaborated on Autodesk's new headquarters in Waltham, the first true integrated project delivery (IPD) project in New England. The building earned LEED Platinum for Construction Interiors (LEED-CI) Certification and received 14 industry design and construction awards, including the AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice: Building Information Modeling (BIM) award and chosen as the "Best of Year" in Interior Design magazine.
This second alliance between Autodesk, Tocci and KlingStubbins kicks off with Autodesk's alternative workspace solutions (AWS) process, which was modeled after the success of the team's work on Autodesk's Waltham office. The project features a redesigned lobby area, upgrades to the third floor training room, and updated finishes and lighting in the fourth floor conference room, as well as renovations to common areas on both floors to create a more inviting environment for Autodesk's 240 employees and visitors to the Manchester office. To accommodate Autodesk's ongoing business activities, Tocci plans to divide the renovation into small projects within each floor, reducing the footprint of construction at any given time and minimizing disruptions within the occupied space.
About Tocci Building Companies
Nationally recognized as a leader in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Tocci Building Companies has been delivering intelligent building solutions for more than a century. Built upon a tradition of successful relationships with clients within working, living and healing environments, the company specializes in lean construction and sustainable building projects throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. For more information, please visit www.tocci.com.
SOURCE Tocci Building Companies