KBE Buiding Corporation Announces UMBC Projects

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KBE Building Corporation will renovate and expand UMBC campus dorm to accommodate expected growth-

KBE Building Corporation (KBE - http://www.kbebuilding.com), one of the nation’s leading firms providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services, announced today that it has contracted to do a design-build addition to Patapsco Hall, a residence hall on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). KBE will partner with Newman Architects for the 183-bed addition project.

The Patapsco Hall addition will include four stories and a limited basement. There will be 68 double rooms, eight triples, 24 singles and three studio apartments for graduate resident staff that will include a kitchen and bathroom in each unit. This building will be the first LEED certified residence facility at UMBC. The additions will be connected to the west end of Patapsco Hall. Construction on the renovation portion of the project is expected to start in June, 2010.

Some of the project highlights include a new basketball court with tiered seating and the creation of a courtyard. The existing residence hall will be upgraded, including a new lobby and a new elevator and stair on the north corner of the east wing. Existing residence showers and toilet rooms in each wing will be renovated, including replacing the existing showers with new solid surface shower pans.

“KBE is proud to partner once again with Newman Architects in this arena where we have a demonstrated history of excellence,” said KBE Vice President Allan Kleban. “We understand the growth process for area colleges and universities and have established a system that allows us to work well within the campus daily routine without being a disruption.”

About KBE Building Corporation
With offices in Columbia, Maryland and Farmington, Connecticut, KBE Building Corporation is a $300 million full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the corporate, educational, seniors, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. The firm is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Visit the company’s new Web site at http://www.kbebuilding.com.

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