The new Harry C. Moore Library and Information Center constructed for the College of The Bahamas is a state of the art facility constructed in just over 30 months. The original design for the building was significantly over budget and through aggressive Value Engineering efforts by CGT Contractors & Developers Ltd., we were able to introduce cost saving alternative designs and methods which reduced the overall construction cost in excess of 20%, allowing the project to proceed within budget. The structure sits on concrete pilings and consists of curved concrete walls which were poured in place using a Styrofoam forming system called “Quad-Lock” which then remained in the completed structure as thermal insulation. The curved steel frame roof was fabricated using 3D digital modeling and is topped with a stunning glass dome, allowing light to filter into the breathtaking circular main lobby atrium.
Project Name | Harry C. Moore Library
Client: College of The Bahamas
Construction Value: $22.7 Million
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Project Size: 80,000 sq. ft.
Architect: Axum Architecture