This new 88,000-SF office building houses the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Maine Veterans’ Services, and the Career Center. Completed in record time, the two-story Energy Star Certified office building was constructed in just 286 days despite unexpected permitting, which delayed the project by 2-1/2 months.
To offset the delay in construction and achieve the already aggressive schedule, several measures were taken to ensure the project stayed on track, including off-site fabrication of the entire skin/shell of the building. The panelized construction allowed the framing, waterproofing, sheathing and window installations to be done all at one time. Once the panels were delivered to the site, the entire building was erected in seven working days, shaving months off the building schedule.