UMass Boston Campus Program Management Services

Client: University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Services: Program Management Support Services
Completion Date:

In 2016, Keville Enterprises, Inc. (Keville) was selected by UMBA to provide Program Management support services in connection with the ongoing capital construction program for the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus. UMass Boston is a nationally recognized model of excellence for public urban universities and this excellence is reflected in its robust and ambitious $1 billion+ ongoing and future capital program, which includes the following projects:

  • Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation (UCRR)
  • 1,440 space West Parking Garage
  • New 1,077 bed Residence Hall
  • Substructure Demolition and Quadrangle Development
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
    University Hall
  • Integrated Science Complex
  • Harborwalk and Shoreline Stabilization
  • Elevator Replacement Program
  • Renovations to Existing Academic Buildings
  • Roof Replacement and Repair for Wheatley Hall
  • Clark Façade and Roof Replacement

Currently the campus capital program is at its peak with six active capital projects having a combined budget of over $500 million. The projects are highly interrelated on a complex urban campus and present numerous scheduling, interface, contractual and regulatory challenges. Keville was retained to direct and coordinate this complex program. Key responsibilities include: directing ongoing coordination among individual project teams to avoid delay, meet project milestones and insure scope coordination; negotiating resolution of significant construction changes and claims due to unforeseen conditions, environmental contamination and required scope changes to meet campus needs; capital budgeting and reporting to senior leadership of the campus, the UMass System and Board of Trustees; cost control and value engineering; negotiate and approve amendments to professional services contracts; and procurement of construction and professional services.