Bay Brook EMS Achieves LEED Gold Certification!

CAM Construction was the Construction Manager for the Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School replacement project, which just achieved LEED Gold Certification. The Gold Certification exceeded original program requirements of LEED Silver for this project.

There were a number of innovative Green Strategies used during both the design and construction phases of Bay Brook’s project.

Here are some of the quantifiable GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS from the project:

83% – 83% of demolition and construction debris was diverted from disposal in landfill through either recycling or salvaging.

39% – Due to the optimization of its HVAC system and lighting equipment, Bay Brook achieved a 39% energy use reduction on an annual cost basis compared to a typical baseline building of similar design.

38% – Through the installation of efficient water fixtures, Bay Brook achieved a 38% reduction in water use compared to a typical baseline building of similar design, on an annual basis.

23% – To cut down on needless transportation emissions, 23% of the project’s total material costs were spent on building materials that were extracted/harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.

17% – 17% of the project’s total materials cost were spent on building materials with recycled content.

Brochure created by Lorax Partnerships, LLC

Eyrus Releases Case Study with CAM Construction on Baltimore City School Project

CASE STUDY: CAM Construction Teams Up with Eyrus for Compliance and Visibility on Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School

Eyrus recently published the above Case Study, showcasing our Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School project. Our teams joined forces to develop a site-specific solution as this project had strict OCIP & Workforce Development requirements, and we were presented with an issue on how to efficiently capture and report data related to the project’s on-site personnel.

During pre-construction, we sat down with the eyrus team to develop a solution that automated our reporting process. This generated an efficiency gain to our field staff and allowed the owner/project team to access real-time data through an ad-hoc reporting platform.

Within our initial site/safety briefings, all personnel entering the site were registered and uploaded into the system.

Below is a link to the case study and an excerpt showcasing the benefits to real-time data and how it can assist with compliance, visibility, and efficiency.


The Eyrus platform was the database for CAM’s personnel tracking and the daily/weekly comparison reports allowed our team to produce the necessary compliance records for the project’s Owner Controlled Insurance Program requirements,” states Mike Marshner with CAM Construction.

In addition, the CAM team streamlined workflows using real-time workforce data from Eyrus to support the on-time delivery of Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School

Take A Virtual Tour – Bay Brook Elementary Middle School Opens!

Take a virtual tour! Our team recently celebrated the ribbon cutting and completion of Bay Brook Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, MD.

This replacement school was constructed on an accelerated timeline so that Baltimore City Public Schools could occupy the building after the winter break. A combination of excellent plans, team cooperation and experience, generated over $1.5 million in savings to the owner.

The new 116,000 sf, 800 student facility is designed to promote flexible and interactive learning environments. All three classroom wings, P-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade, contain dedicated Collaborative Learning Areas which are centralized to make the spaces open and easily accessible. Larger core-curriculum spaces consisting of the Cafeteria/Dining, Media Center, Administration, Gymnasium, and Community Space are located on the first floor.

We would like to thank the Maryland Stadium Authority, 21st Century Schools, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates – Architects, and everyone that contributed to this project’s success!

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Bay Brook Elementary Middle School – 6 Month Construction Time Lapse

This 6-month time lapse from February to August 2019, captures the construction of the new Bay Brook Elementary Middle School project.

CAM is currently the Construction Manager on the project, partnering with the Maryland Stadium Authority, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, & 21st Century School Buildings Program.

Our team’s ability to meet an aggressive schedule and owner reporting requirements is showcased by the progress within the video.

Project Schedule

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.

Bay Brook Elementary Middle School – Under Construction

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!

CAM’ Celebrates ABC Award of Excellence for Youth Education and Rehabilitation Center

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

Youth Detention Center Project Feature – CorrectionalNews.com

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.

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Click here to read the article on CorrectionalNews.com

Youth Educational and Rehabilitation Center Set to Open

Youth Educational and Rehabilitation Center Baltimore

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, however the project achieved LEED Gold.  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.

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