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Project: Ashby Ponds Retirement Campus

Project Details

  • Client: Erickson Retirement Communities
  • Project Size & Type: Fast Track, Design/Build
  • Address: 703 Maiden Choice Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21228
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Project Description

Size & Type of Project – Fast Track – Design/Build

Ashby Ponds is a new, gated retirement complex modeled on a small town, campus environment. When completed, the community will feature three neighborhoods. Each neighborhood will have six residential buildings and a community/recreational center. All buildings will be connected by conditioned links and/or conditioned bridges. A typical residential building is a five-story, 110,000 SF structure with on-grade parking beneath. Community Centers are two-story structures, consist of approximately 50,000 SF and house pools, exercise and craft rooms, beauty and barber shops, restaurants and TV studios.

The gross framed area of new construction will equal approximately 2,819,200 square feet. From a structural perspective, the residential buildings consist of wood frame construction supported by an elevated cast-in-place concrete deck. Parking is located beneath the structured deck.

Design and construction proceed in a phased manner, building to building and neighborhood to neighborhood. This enables changes in the construction schedules to accommodate market demand factors. Design work commenced in spring 2006. Final completion is currently anticipated in winter 2017. Without inflation factored, the construction cost is expected to be approximately $423 Million.

MCE Scope of Services

Meyer Consulting Engineers was retained to provide complete structural design, special inspection and material testing services for the entire campus. Our work encompassed the schematic, design development, construction document, bidding and construction administrative phases of the work. Predesign services included a structural feasibility study to determine cost-effective framing systems. Due to the length of the project, this study is regularly updated to reflect market availability and cost changes.

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