Chamberlin is honored to have received the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma Build Oklahoma Award for their work on Cross Village, a new on-campus living option for Oklahoma University students, in Norman, Oklahoma. This awards program represents the "Best of the Best" commercial building projects in Oklahoma for the year.
Chamberlin’s working history with the general contractor and extensive experience led to them being selected to waterproof the residential complex. A peel-and-stick system was selected for the below-grade waterproofing. The skin of all four buildings received a spray-applied air barrier, firestopping, acoustical sealants and joint sealants. In the parking garage, Chamberlin installed traffic coating, spray-applied water repellents, joint sealants and expansion joints.
Sooner than Later
This was an extremely fast-paced project, as all four buildings and the parking garage were built in one year. With the compressed schedule, Chamberlin executed multiple scopes simultaneously. Once the air barrier application was completed on one building, crews would begin joint sealants on that building while other crews moved to the next building to continue air barrier application. The firestopping scope was on-going throughout the project. Each day, Chamberlin’s project supervisors provided the crews with a clear understanding of their tasks, properly inspected equipment and the necessary tools to maximize each crew member’s time on the jobsite.
Before job start up, the project team held an initial planning meeting to determine milestone dates with the general contractor and subcontractors working on the project. Throughout the project, weekly update sessions were held to proactively assess progress and determine plans to make up any potential weather delays. Chamberlin’s site superintendent attended these meetings, and each subcontractor discussed their time lines so everyone achieved one master plan together.
Chamberlin crews installed over 240,000 square feet of air barrier in only four months with up to three spray rigs being utilized at the same time. In the parking garage, 320,000 square feet of water repellent was applied in just two weeks. Despite the large scale of work and challenges faced, Chamberlin successfully completed all of their work on or ahead of schedule with high-quality installations and zero safety incidents.