Published March 7, 2014
As the lowest of three bidders, LPCiminelli will complete phase one under a contract worth approximately $52 million with the State University of New York (SUNY) Construction Fund.
The eight-story, 540,000-square-foot building — the largest individual construction project in UB’s 167-year history — is set for completion in late 2016. It will anchor the Main and High street corner of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus near the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Beginning this spring, LPCiminelli will complete excavation and foundation work and erect the building’s steel framework.
Subsequent phases, yet to be bid, will cover work on the building’s façade, roof, interior, furniture, fixtures and equipment, including state-of-the-art equipment for labs and medical education facilities.
Under its approved plan to involve minority-owned businesses (at a participation rate of 13.2 percent) and women-owned businesses (at a participation rate of 12.3 percent), LPCiminelli expects to exceed both SUNY and federal goals in these areas.
The new medical school will allow the university to achieve crucial components of its UB 2020 strategic plan, including:
The $375 million project will be funded with both private and state sources, including a NYSUNY Challenge Grant authorized by NYSUNY 2020 legislation signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.