Job Order Contracting Project

Texas A&M University Commerce Hall of Languages

Archer Construction & Design used the Job Order Construction (JOC) construction delivery method for the Hall of Languages renovation at Texas A&M Commerce.  When the University approached us with this project, they had a problem. Governor Abbott was coming to Commerce. He was part of a ceremony to be held in the Hall of Languages in 90 days. The building needed to be renovated, and it had to be completed before the Governor’s visit. Not only was there a tight time frame, but they also had a tight budget. We’re proud that when they were faced with this challenge and they needed a solution, they called us to help.

Job Order Contracting Construction Delivery Method

To meet the difficult project requirements, the Job Order Contracting (JOC) construction delivery method was utilized. This decreased the time required for pre-construction and it assisted with budget constraints by utilizing the cost data from RS Means. While a full historic restoration would have exceeded the budget, the historic significance of this building necessitated a historically sensitive approach to the renovations. We met the tight budget by preserving the historic elements of the building and protecting the historic fabric for future restoration, while improving the function and amenities of the spaces within the building. These improvements included repairing and refinishing the terrazzo in the public areas, installing carpet tiles in the office areas, plaster repairs, new paint, upgrade of electrical system, new light fixtures, new doors to match the historic doors, and special ordered acoustical panels. With this problem-solving approach, the project was delivered on time and in budget.