Deadlines are the difference between a ribbon cutting and a budget crisis.

To add parking to its Hialeah Campus, Miami Dade College turned to Haskell for design-build of a parking garage with ground floor occupied space, two surface lots and a central energy plant. With expiring temporary parking leases looming, the project faced an aggressive completion date that was quickly in jeopardy by scope changes during design development.  

Haskell’s ability to value engineer saves the bottom line.

The garage design was coordinated with construction of another building designed by another firm so Haskell closely managed the design schedule to provide parallel concepts. During schematics, the parking program increased from 900 to 1,050 spaces requiring another entire parking level that was incorporated into the next design deliverable to keep the project on schedule. Later, when an alternative pre-cast vendor had to be utilized, Haskell presented value-engineering solutions that offset the overage.

Communication and coordination powered a strong finish.

Haskell achieved an additional $200,000 in savings through value engineering — money that the college reinvested into project upgrades prior to completion. The aggressive deliverable dates on parking and utilities where achieved without disruption to student activities and helped the school avoid significant penalties.

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