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Planning & Development


Intelligent design and process management goes well beyond building design and construction. Our experience in master planning, multi-project delivery modeling, and overall strategic development enables us to undertake all challenges facing our clients, empowering them to fulfill their long term vision. 

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Planning & Development


Intelligent design and process management goes well beyond building design and construction. Our experience in master planning, multi-project delivery modeling, and overall strategic development enables us to undertake all challenges facing our clients, empowering them to fulfill their long term vision. 

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Midfield Satellite Concourse - LAX- LEED GOLD (Projected)


Midfield Satellite Concourse - LAX- LEED GOLD (Projected)


Midfield Satellite Concourse - LAX - Los Angeles, California- LEED GOLD (Projected)

The LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North is a multi-level concourse terminal designed to be consistent with the campus-wide architectural vision for LAX and compliment the iconic new Tom Bradley International Terminal. The facility, to be completed by 2020, would be designed to serve both domestic and international flights. This is the first Progressive Design Build Project for Los Angeles World Airport, and is intended to become the delivery model of choice for future projects.


Project Facts...


rggroup provided the following services:

Development of new processes and team organizational structures for Alternative project delivery (Design Build);

Project risk assessment between Integrated Design Build versus CM@Risk delivery models;

Development of MSC project scope of work, project requirements (Division 1), adaptation of General Conditions and Special Conditions for a Design Build Delivery, and related project documentation;

Drafting significant sections of the project RFP and performance requirements;

RFP review, assessment, interview questions and recommendations;

Development of Project Management Plan (PMP);

Risk assessment and process management throughout project duration with reports to senior LAWA leadership;

Team guidance and performance reviews;

Coaching on peer review/shoulder-to-shoulder process management to maintain a collaborative environment and maintain project quality;

Pre-construction management during the progressive development of the project design;

Provide guidance on the development of the project Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP);

Development of industry outreach programs for subcontractors and specialty contractors. 

 

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UAE University - Structural Plan Development


UAE University - Structural Plan Development


UAE University Structural Plan Development - Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

The Structural Plan developed for UAEU charts a way forward for the University’s physical assets, to match both the University’s programmatic development and the economic growth and success of the UAE.  It was developed through a broad process of consultation with stakeholders ranging from students, staff and faculty to the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and the City of Al Ain. It is a long range development plan, one in which planning objectives support both the University’s mission and vision and the strengths and aspirations of the UAE.

A concept phasing plan was developed for campus build out over the next twenty years. The first five years focused on the most critical spaces and programs: expansions to the health sciences, establishment of a veterinary school, extensive university library/academic learning places, and a student union. All contribute to the development of a campus identity that establishes a “sense of place” that is UAE University.

Read more from the project's executive summary...

Project Facts...

rggroup provided the following services:

University Architecture Advisor and Campus Consulting Architect

General structural plan development with specific focuses on growth

Identification of development opportunities that generate University and community benefits

Masterplan for nearby academic housing to support growth

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UAE University - Living Community


UAE University - Living Community


UAE University -  Academic Living Community Master Planning

The living community at Falag Hazaa will house 400 faculty families and 400 graduate students, both singles and families for a total population of 2400 to 3000 persons.

In order to increase faculty retention and attract the best faculty the university needs to provide a housing option that provides some level of “ownership”. Currently most faculty are not allowed to own property in Al Ain and thus do not put down the emotional “roots” that develop at most “world class” universities. Developing a residential community which would allow for a variety of “ownership” options to be developed could be extremely beneficial financially for the university and also for the faculty.

Diverse neighborhoods that combine graduate students and faculty provide the opportunity for chance interaction that stimulate intellectual exchange and promote an interdisciplinary research environment.

Project Facts...

rggroup provided the following services:

University Architecture Advisor and Campus Consulting Architect

Master planning of Living community including faculty and student housing

Identification of development opportunities that generate University and community benefits

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UAE University - Interdisciplinary Research Lab


UAE University - Interdisciplinary Research Lab


UAE University Interdisciplinary Research Lab - Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

The Research Precinct is located at the southern edge of the UAEU campus and is a 24/7 zone for graduate students and faculty. At the time of this project's conception, there were only two buildings in this zone. The Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory Building would be the third building.

Project Facts...

rggroup provided the following services:

University Architecture Advisor and Campus Consulting Architect

Facilitated faculty discussions on the academic merits and benefits of a university Interdisciplinary research building

Developed Project Program and Sustainability Goals with UAEU Faculty

Identified campus site for project development which would meet both academic and cultural needs

Developed project budget & schedule

Provided Design Management of the Schematic Design phase

Collaborated with Developer on the Selection and Negotiations with Architect and Engineering teams

Established building technical and performance criteria

Enforced quality of procurement documents

 

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Gallaudet University Residential Housing


Gallaudet University Residential Housing


Gallaudet University Residential Housing, Washington, DC

Project implements architectural concept known as “DeafSpace,” in which building design features are used to maximize deaf people’s visual access in educational, work, and living environments.

Project completion: 2012.

Project Facts...

rggroup provided the following services:

Trusted Advisor

Guidance on development of Design-Build Request for Proposal

Provide project Risk Assessment with Integrated Design-Build versus a Traditional Design-Bid-Build delivery model

Assistance with Prequalification of DB Teams

Guidance with development of Design-Build Procurement Documents

Support through the development of the project

Guidance on development of Design-Build Contract

Review of project change orders and claims

Post Project review of project process

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USC Convergence of Molecular Science and Engineering Building


USC Convergence of Molecular Science and Engineering Building


USC Convergence of Molecular Science and Engineering Building

Research building focusing on the convergence of engineering and the natural sciences. 

Project Facts...

rggroup provided Project Management for the University of Southern California.

Scope included the coordination of consultants (architecture, engineering firms, cost estimating) and contractor via a project delivery method of Construction Manager at Risk.  

USC held separate contracts with both the architect HOK and Hathaway Dinwiddie for preconstruction services. 

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Alga Norte Community Park


Alga Norte Community Park


Alga Norte Community Park, Carlsbad, California

This 32-acre community park in the City of Carlsbad, California was delivered via the Design-Build project delivery model.

Project completion: end of 2013.

Project Facts...

rggroup provided the following services:

Project Risk Assessment with Design-Build versus a Traditional Design Build delivery model

Development of Design-Build Request for Proposal

Design-Build Procurement Documents and Support

Design-Build Contract Development