One Research Drive

General Commercial Buildings

The One Research Drive project consists of a 4 story 86,000 SF New Construction core and shell building on the CU-ICAR campus. The $9.3 million building is supported by structural steel and shallow foundations. Exterior elements include insulated metal panels, ACM, curtain wall, storefront, and precast materials. There are multiple architectural features on the building to include 2 GFRC panel walls with an orange ACM strip illuminated by LED lighting. Three different types of sunscreens adorn the exterior to include horizontal and vertical sunscreen supported by the curtainwall system and perforated / corrugated sunscreen panels supported by architectural structural steel. The mechanical system is a 4 pipe chilled and hot water system. The chilled water is supplied by a 225 ton package chiller and the hot water is supplied by a 1395 BTU boiler. The custom AHU located on the 4th floor low roof provides fresh air to the building utilizing energy efficient plate and frame energy recovery heat exchangers. Electrical services are provided by Duke Power and back up by a 80Kw emergency generator.

The building is expected to receive LEED Silver upon final commissioning.

CU-ICAR chose the Construction Manager-at-Risk delivery method for this project. Sherman Construction came on board at the 30% DD phase. We were able to work with the design team, LS3P, to get the project within budget, expedite critical packages, and ultimately finish the project on schedule while exceeding quality expectations.