A drone captured these pictures in August, showcasing the construction progress at Holabird Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, MD. Our team has been hard at work this summer and this project is tracking a LEED Platinum certification.
Holabird is a Net-Zero project featuring Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall construction and will be featured in one of our next updates. Learn more about how we can provide cost and time savings on your project, while meeting eco-friendly program goals.
This 6-month time lapse from February to August 2019, captures the construction of the new Bay Brook Elementary Middle School project.
Our team’s ability to meet an aggressive schedule and owner reporting requirements is showcased by the progress within the video.
During the Pre-Construction phase of the project, our team crafted specialized plans to ensure the success of the owner’s demands. CAM’s team ensured pricing and bid packaging through project specific definitions, to match the anticipated schedule and stay within the project scope.
Our team presented and executed an early hazmat/demolition package for the existing school, along with the complete sitework package so we could hit the ground running once the full budget appropriation was made and the final contract could be issued. All pricing and budgeting included a six-day work week which has been fulfilled to meet the aggressive schedule.
Construction Specific Software Solutions
Through the use of construction specific software, our field staff ensures that we remain compliant with the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) & project reporting requirements. Our staff utilizes Eyrus software, which allows for the collection of live, real-time, project manpower data. CAM reviews the daily data to evaluate and ensure adequate manpower is provided at all times. This data populates live custom reports, assisting our field staff and management team’s efficiency and reporting accuracy.
CAM’s team implements this software with our sub-contractors during our initial project specific safety orientation. We use this time to train, upload, and begin our field administrative process. The project team has noticed that real-time data reporting and the ability to receive customized notifications, allow for valuable project cost & time savings.
The Robert Poole Building project has achieved a LEED Gold certification! Below is the project’s case study.
Progress Update! A recent drone flight at Holabird Elementary/Middle School highlights our team’s progress on this new Baltimore City Public School.
Upon the completion of Holabird and Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle Schools, these new LEED Platinum facilities will be the first Net Zero educational facilities within Baltimore City.
Our team has started construction on the new Connection Center, within New Psalmist Baptist Church’s Baltimore campus. This new multi-purpose center will be used for ministry and fellowship activities. We provided both Pre-Construction and Cost Estimating services throughout the design process. Click on the link to learn more about this 7,500 sf facility.
All images shown are provided by Sanders Designs Architects & planners.
The Pontiac Mills Development project is the adaptive reuse of more than 20 separate historic textile mill buildings, into a mixed-use complex. This historic redevelopment is comprised of over 50,000 sf of office/retail space and 135 residential rental apartments, along the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, RI.
Originally built in 1963, this development has been declared a Nationally Registered Historic District and is approved as a historic structure from both the State of Rhode Island and the National Park Service.
CAM performed Pre-Construction and Construction Management services to this project. The final buildings are set to be complete within the upcoming months.
Here is an informational video by Grimm + Parker Architects, showcasing two of our educational projects within the Baltimore Community.
Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights & Holabird Elementary/Middle School will be the first NET ZERO ENERGY buildings in Baltimore City, providing state-of-the-art 21st century learning environments for Baltimore City Public Schools.
These prototype schools demonstrate Baltimore’s focus on project based learning, sustainability, and energy conscious schools in urban environments. Stay tuned for more updates, including the Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) installation.
The Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School project is now under construction. This project consists of approximately 119,000 sf of new construction, to replace two existing facilities and modular classrooms. The new school will feature a three-story classroom wing, with flexible & interactive learning environments throughout the building.
Our team is partnering with Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates – Architects, Maryland Stadium Authority, Baltimore City Public Schools, Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc., & 21st Century Schools, as we look forward to a successful completion date in November 2019.
Stay tuned for more updates throughout construction!
The Robert Poole Building is home to The Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) and The Independence School, a project within the 21st Century School Buildings Plan. This project renovates the original historic building and demolishes several later, outdated additions, replacing them with two new additions.
We have recently completed the Office Fit-Out for the Baltimore Resettlement Center. This historic restoration and renovation took place at 1900 N. Howard St., in Baltimore. CAM enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which featured Mayor Catherine Pugh. #CAMbuilds #BuildingtheMarylandCommunity
Our Youth Education and Rehabilitation Center project received an ABC Award of Excellence this week, in the category of General Construction Over $10 Million. We would like to thank everyone involved with this project’s success!
Here is a photo with the Owner (Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services), Architect (Penza Bailey Architects), and our Project Manager (Vince Culotta). Click the link to view more information about the project. #CAMBUILDS #AwardWinningServicesSince1962
New Facility Includes Expanded Homeless/Transitional Shelters and Community Health Services
Click the picture above for a recap of the facility or click here for more pictures!
Our Baltimore City Youth Detention Center was recently featured on CorretionalNews.com.
This new youth detention center has 60 beds and five housing units total, which include four housing units for male detainees and one for female detainees. In addition, the facility includes medical and mental health geared toward the specific needs of a youth population, with a medical infirmary, full dental clinic, exam rooms, isolation rooms, psychology and behavioral health services.
Click on the picture or link below to view the new article.
The Youth Educational and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, will be dedicated to providing health and educational services for pretrial youths.
As a dedicated pretrial facility for youths, the Youth Educational and Rehabilitation Center (Youth Detention Center) will provide the extensive support services required of a juvenile population, including a full educational program operated by Baltimore City Public Schools. The facility also includes medical and mental health services, and athletics/recreational spaces geared toward the specific needs of a youth population.
The facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. A few of the integrated sustainable features include urban site selection and site density, reduction of water usage, a highly-efficient building envelope, high performance HVAC systems, efficient LED lighting sources, and recycled or readily renewable materials and finishes.
Click here for more information from a local media outlet.
Track and monitor the progress of our local projects, via Greater Baltimore’s Crane Watch by clicking here!
Mike Marshner, our Business Development & Marketing Manager, was recently highlighted in the Baltimore Business Journal’s People on the Move.
Marshner recently joined the CAM team this year and will oversee our business development & marketing operations. Mike can be reached via Mike@CAMbuilds.com.
CAM Construction is proud to announce the award winning Hereford High School, STEM Renovation & Addition.
This 188,000 square foot occupied renovation and addition project was completed in twelve distinct phases by using both day and night shifts. CAM Construction managed the renovation, the addition, the site work and the creation of a new pre-treatment waste water facility as four individual sub-projects each utilizing their own shifts and crews.
Pictured Sister Christian, Marc Munafo, Sister Roberts, Mother Joseph, Gerry Keefe, Mother Loraine, Sister Lawrence Mary, Carol Norris
April 28, 2016 was a joyous night. The Little Sisters gathered to celebrate the Award of Excellence presented by Associated Builders and Contractors for the Saint Martin’s Home Chapel, Convent and Postulant Renovation project. CAM is honored to continue its nearly 8 year relationship with the Little Sisters. Click here to find out more about the Little Sisters and their mission of serving the needy elderly. Click here to find out more about the project.
This year CAM Construction continues it award winning legacy by capturing three ABC Awards of Excellence. The award winning projects are listed below.
An electrical fire virtually devastated the social hall/kitchen/restrooms and storage areas on the lower level of this church, smoke from the fire permeated the entire building making it difficult to worship or work. The newly renovated Church is now “better than ever before” fulfilling the dream of their former Pastor, Churchill Wortherly ,who had once been the head of purchasing for Morgan State University and sadly passed away before the project was completed.
This small chapel dedicated to people considering religious life is highlighted by an antique monstrance which was literally fished from Loch Raven reservoir and gifted to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All work was completed without a single interruption to the ongoing masses and activities of our nation’s historic first Roman Catholic Cathedral.
This operational home for Baltimore’s elderly poor is run by the Little Sisters of the Poor Baltimore. The chapel is used multiple times per week by residents, the Sisters themselves and families of residents who celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or the life of their loved ones who reside at St. Martin’s. Great care and sensitivity was required not to disrupt the lives of the residents or their on-site religious caregivers. The finished chapel renovation transforms the worship space originally constructed in 1966.
Charles Lapp son of Field Superintendent Jeff Lapp, won ABC Baltimore’s recent written and hands-on competition in the field of carpentry. He followed in his brother’s footsteps who won the competition 5 years earlier. He will travel to the National Craft Championships.
Waverly PreK-8 School is a multi-phased, 3 story 130,000 square foot building including an 11,000 square foot underground parking garage. This LEED Silver Project was the first new Baltimore City School built in decades.
Special LEED features included a green vegetative roof, sunshades, extensive use of natural lighting, and high efficiency building systems. Post bid, CAM was requested to add Solar Panels to the facility, and in a design build delivery, ultimately chose to utilize roofs on both Phase 1 & 2 structures to optimize exposure.
The school houses an extensive media center, and a three story feature atrium entry which separates the cafeteria/auditorium and kitchen for community uses.
The 135-year-old Maryland House of Correction was one of the oldest maximum-security prisons still in use when it closed in 2007.
In 2011, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, with CAM Construction embarked on one of the largest inmate construction projects in the country — deconstructing—rather than outright demolishing— the structure.
More than 120 inmates were trained in different areas of construction, including asbestos removal and confined space practices. In the end, the decision to deconstruct rather than demolish, saved an estimated $5 million; 90 percent of the materials were reused. Including bricks, which were meticulously removed one at a time.
For former employees, or anyone interested in owning a piece of Maryland History, bricks from the former House of Correction are now available to purchase for $7.
CAM’s recent renovation of the adoration chapel in Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore is highlighted in the article below.
Little Sisters of Baltimore are celebrating significant checks totaling over $350,000 from BGE Smart Energy Saver’s program. The check was a blessing arriving on the feast day of their foundress, Jeanne Jugan. CAM Construction worked closely with the engineering firm of Spears, Votta, the Little Sisters and BGE, implementing energy efficient equipment during this design build project. This cooperation has yielded significant project savings from grants, rebates and incentives over the past 4 years.
CAM Construction completes first new school for Baltimore City in decades.
Marc Munafo is recognized for his tireless leadership to this volunteer organization. As chapter chair, Marc spearheaded initiatives to reach out to the MWBE community. Marc was also involved in the creation of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation. He continues to serve as an invaluable counselor and resource to ABC on many fronts.