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School and University
"Working with Ray Arnold and the entire VVA team for more than a year has been a terrific experience. Ray was a tiger with the contractors when needed, and a gentle teacher with the leadership at Brooklyn College's stunning new Graduate Center located at 25 Broadway. The result of their project management was the construction of our wonderful facility, on-time and on budget. I recommend VVA emphatically as consummate professionals who understand the big picture and pay attention to the details."
Joseph Wilson, Professor/Director, Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education
The single largest constraint that schools and universities face in their real estate capital projects is the limited time to build while classes are not in session - whether this period of time is during the summer, on weekends, or during winter break, construction time is limited. Our years of experience working with a variety of schools and universities, parochial, charter and private schools, public and private universities, gives us a deep level of understanding of the special needs and requirements of educational institutions.
Programming a school or university space is very challenging given space constraints and the ever-changing needs of schools, calling for maximum flexibility and adaptability of the space. Wear and tear, safety and security are also important factors- durable, long-lasting products must be used that can withstand these extreme use conditions. An added challenge is determining how to accommodate and store rapidly changing technologies. For all of these reasons, programming for design of schools and universities can take double the time of a typical interior construction project.
VVA’s added value lies in helping our client know what choices need to be made, working with the team in making critical decisions and delivering them on time. We provide a point of accountability for everything from financial performance and schedule to how the team is performing. VVA provides a level of specialized expertise to successfully complete large and complex educational facility projects.
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Project Management and Cost Consulting