Virginia Tech Selects D/B Team With Sherman

Virginia Tech selects design-build team of W.M. JordanHKS Architects-Sherman Construction for new indoor football practice facility. Sherman Construction partnered with the design-build team as a core consultant providing insight during the project development, design and estimating, through to construction.

?We are extremely excited to be involved with the WMJ-HKS team that was selected as the design-build partner for Virginia Tech?s new indoor practice facility,? Andy Sherman said. ?Our team worked great through the project and design development and concepts and it is clear that Virginia Tech valued the difference through their decision to partner with the team.?

Tech?s indoor facility will be 210 feet wide and 400 feet long and provide an interior height of 85 feet, thus allowing plenty of room for punting and kicking. The facility?s eight-foot padded walls, wide sidelines, full scoreboard and 40-second clocks on each end will allow the football team to hold a full-contact scrimmage.

As reported by hokiessports.com, ?I think this facility is great for several reasons,? Beamer said. ?Now track can take over Rector and that will help that program recruit and perform, and then the new facility will help not only us, but also baseball, softball, lacrosse and others. ?I also think it?s going to look very attractive and that always helps in recruiting. And then there aren?t many programs in the country where the head coach can stand in his office and see all the facilities. They?re all right here together, and that?s really a benefit in operating with your football team and also with recruiting.?

The total price tag for project is expected to be approximately $18 million.

Read more about the project at Sports Illustrated

Watch LIVE as the project is built at the Indoor Webcam