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Grunley provided construction management services for the 122000 square foot Cassell Hall on the campus of American University. Cassell Hall is a multi-story 355 suite-style bed student residence consisting of one eight-story wing and one seven-story wing in an L-shaped configuration. Grunley was responsible for the entire construction of the building including but not limited to the following Foundation and excavation Structure and faade All interior fit-out All plant and equipment including tie-ins with existing utilities Fitness center Exterior and hardscape components of the building The building is a concrete structure with five floors of post tensioned concrete slabs. The building envelope is wrapped in precast and curtain wall and contains two elevators. The construction of the hall while not difficult to assemble in the classic sense posed significant logistical challenges including moving up-sizing and tapping the existing gas line that feeds a neighboring residence hall building on a site that is situated atop a steep elevation drop on the back side erecting the building less than 100from the office of American Universitys president and amidst one of Washingtons several busy universities. Additionally the road that was used for staging and deliveries had to be maintained for student move-out and move-in during the summer and fall respectively. The project is seeking LEED NC 2.0 Gold certification. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - CASSELL HALL Washington DC OWNER American University DATE OF AWARD March 2012 COMPLETION DATE August 2013 CONTRACT AMOUNT 29M ARCHITECT Little Diversified Architectural Consulting