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UMass Amherst Employs Core and Shell Strategy for Life Science Laboratories

Phased Construction Lowers Costs, Speeds Build-Out

Published 6-10-2015

Using a phased, core-and-shell strategy to construct the 310,000-gsf Life Science Laboratories (LSL) building allowed the University of Massachusetts Amherst to obtain high-level research space and take advantage of the competitive bid market and economic incentives available in 2010. The approach also provided economies of scale and the advantage of postponing programming and occupancy decisions with subsequent fit-outs.