Colleges And Universities

Science Technology, Cultural Center & Fire Science Training Complex

Client: Butler County Community College
Year Completed: 2002
Project Cost: $20,000,000

The Butler County Community College hired Pathline to oversee the largest building program in its 35-year history. With a current enrollment of 3,500 students, the college had critical needs for an ever expanding curricula and student population. The project included two major capital additions including a Science Technology and Cultural center and Fire Science Training Complex. Pathline provided full service project management services, which included the following:

  • A 70,000 square-foot Science Technology and Cultural Center, which houses classrooms and laboratories, for computers, biology, architecture, chemistry, CADD, electronics, physics and metrology. A 500-seat theater for the performing arts is also included.
  • A unique Fire Science Training Complex, including a two-story, 2,000 square-foot building for controlled burns, tower for elevated rescue and fire fighting techniques, railroad car for simulated train accidents, below ground level for confined space rescue and fire fighting and hazardous materials training area.

Pathline is proud to have played a key role in this landmark project.


Student Success Center

Client: Butler County Community College
Year Completed: 2009
Project Cost: $12,000,000

The new Student Success Center brings together student support services including admissions, registration, financial aid, student life services, the welcome center, bookstore, campus police, career planning, counseling, tutoring and disabilities services.

The 34,500 building is centrally located on the main campus, creating a quadrangle in the center of campus. The project also included relocation of the campus road to create a pedestrian core area.

Pathline's services included on-site project management, schedule analysis, project coordination, change order reviews, project documentation, material submittals/shop drawing confirmation and related administration services.

The work was completed on-time and at a cost of $12 million.


New Student Recreation Center

Client: Lock Haven University
Year Completed: 2002
Project Cost: $6,500,000

Lock Haven University selected Pathline to perform construction inspection and surveillance services for a new $6.5 million Student Recreation Center.

Pathline provided the following services:

  • Inspection of architectural building systems including mechanical, plumbing and electrical; site work and general construction
  • Monitoring of CPM construction schedule
  • Change order monitoring and review
  • Start-up supervision for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Periodic mechanical and electrical system inspections by specialists in the field
  • Progress payment reviews and approvals
  • Daily update reports
  • Construction progress meetings
  • Shop drawing logs, record keeping and project documentation

The project was completed on-time and within the budget expectations of the University.


Shippensburg University Renovations & Additions

Client: Shippensburg University
Year Completed: 2001
Project Cost: $8,000,000

Shippensburg University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. In one of the first state contracts of its kind, Pathline was selected to do construction inspection and surveillance services for renovations to Shippen Hall, a major addition. This $8 million project also included construction of the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School addition.

Originally constructed in 1963, Shippen Hall houses the College of Education and Human Services. Approximately 49,000 square feet of classroom and offices were completely renovated in the current project.

The Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School addition is a 31,000-square-foot F-shaped building housing a child development center and laboratory elementary school. The school includes kindergarten through fifth grade in one wing, and preschool and child care facilities in the other wing. The building houses approximately 120 students in the six grades.

The buildings incorporate "green" building ideas in design, energy saving construction techniques and efficient equipment. For example, plumbing fixtures will use 20% less water than current usage requirements.


Christian Hall Dormitory

Client: Saint Francis University
Year Completed: 1998
Project Cost: $6,000,000

Pathline served as project manager during construction of Saint Francis University's new Christian Hall dormitory complex. This 150-student residence hall consists of 24 single and 47 double occupancy rooms and eight four-person suites. The facility also includes a central lobby, recreation room, community rooms, meeting rooms, reception area, manager's office, laundry and fitness center.

Pathline's onsite manager monitored all phases of construction including the following tasks:

  • Monitoring of construction schedules
  • Change order negotiations
  • Start-up supervision and training for mechanical and electrical equipment including new boiler system
  • Inspection of extensive site work including new parking lots, access roads and site lighting
  • Progress payment reviews and approval, daily update reports, construction progress meetings, CPM schedule monthly updates, shop drawing logs, record keeping and project documentation
  • Coordination of phasing elements to insure occupancy of various wings for the school year

The project is part if the college's long range plan to serve growing housing needs on campus.