When Mount Marty University first approached Fiegen Construction about the idea of designing and building a 100-bed residence hall for their increased enrollment, most said it could not be done in time for the 2020 school year. In a complete team effort, this project required a shortened 7-month timeframe during the COVID-19 pandemic and opened on time for the start of school in the fall.
The 24,000 square foot, 3-story wood framed project consisted of dormitory type rooms, lounges, laundry, and a third floor Sanctuary. Weekly on-site meetings, as well as up-to-date construction schedules for all trades made this unlikely project succeed in a way that was beyond the expectations of Mount Marty. Past project successes gave the University its faith in Fiegen Construction to not only build a fast-paced building, but to maintain its high level of quality while doing so on such short notice.
I've overseen a lot of projects and this Residence Hall, along with the Mount Marty University Fieldhouse, associated with Fiegen would be at the top. It speaks to the performance of the Project Manager, Site Superintendents, and the firm's administrative team. That makes the difference between a great project or a cumbersome one.