UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL CELEBRATES ‘TOPPING OFF’ OF ADVANCED EDUCATION AND CLINICAL PRACTICE CENTER

Event to mark completion of seven-story steel frame construction

August 8, 2007

WORCESTER, MA—To commemorate a milestone on the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) campus, UMMS held a topping off ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the structural steel frame for the institution’s Advanced Education and Clinical Practice Center (AECPC), a seven-story facility being built by Consigli Construction Co., Inc. The facility will serve both UMMS and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Medical Center.

The AECPC, scheduled to be completed by fall 2008, is a continuation of what has been a very visible and dramatic transformation of the 62-acre campus into a comprehensive health sciences and research center. In the last decade, UMMS and UMass Memorial have engaged in major construction projects, including the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building, the replacement of the Medical School building façade and the completion of the UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus’ Lakeside Expansion, which added 264,000 square feet to the hospital.

Designed by Payette Associates, Inc., the AECPC will include seven floors and add more than 250,000 square feet of clinic, office and classroom space, which will benefit both UMMS and UMass Memorial. The building will include the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation, the Clinical and Translational Science Department and two separate ambulatory clinics. The AECPC will attach directly to the west side of the South Road Garage, which was designed to accommodate the addition of this building.

Consigli Construction, a construction manager and general contractor serving academic, corporate, health sciences and institutional clients throughout New England, is providing pre-construction and construction services for the AECPC project. The company has worked with UMMS and UMass Memorial on several recent projects, including the South Road Garage.