16 Sep Columbia University’s Pool Roars Into Action
CLIENT: Columbia University
PROJECT Aquatic Center overhaul including pool restoration
TIMEFRAME: 12 weeks
SERVICES PROVIDED: General Contractor
Completing the project in 12 weeks.
Work could not begin until the last day of classes in May and the pool had to be open in time for swim season in early August. While many saw this challenge to be impossible with such a short timeline, Lou Serrante saw an opportunity to champion this project and protect the University’s schedule.
Multiple work shifts and inventive scaffolding.
Lou’s pool reconstruction action plan included conducting multiple shifts (with the university’s approval for overtime work), designing a scaffolding system that allowed work to be done above and below the pool surface simultaneously,and keeping all parties apprised of the overall construction plan, progress, and tasks requiring completion using project management scheduling software and diagrammatic plans.
Aquatic Center reopens swimmingly.
The pool, now featuring a customized Columbia University lion logo, opened on time. Lou’s solution-oriented approach was appreciated and lauded by the University.