Project Updates


By |2016-01-18T19:22:48+00:00January 18th, 2016|Project Updates|

First phase of district-wide improvements to start construction spring 2016 In May, the Niles, Michigan, community approved two school improvement bonds totaling $40,070,000. Project design work commenced immediately after election day, and four of the district’s schools are already in the final design stage. Construction at Howard Ellis Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Ballard Elementary, and Ring

Overcoming Obstacles to Improve Education

By |2015-03-30T21:31:43+00:00March 30th, 2015|Client Stories, Project Updates|

The Buchanan Community Schools of Buchanan, Michigan needed a change. It was time for their facilities to get a new look, one optimized for learning and student comfort. There was just one problem—the bond that would provide the funding for these renovations hadn’t passed. Raising community support in the early stages Superintendent and Curriculum Director

A Flexible and Unique Learning Solution for Crown Point

By |2015-03-06T14:19:45+00:00March 6th, 2015|Client Stories, Project Updates|

As construction managers, our job is to provide value to our clients by making sure their completed facility meets all project goals as efficiently as possible. For Crown Point, this includes constructing a cost-effective, flexible learning environment; installing energy efficient systems; and completing on time and on budget. It’s especially exciting for us when we

Community, Communication & Completeness

By |2015-02-13T15:06:22+00:00February 13th, 2015|Project Updates|

Besides warmer temperatures and sunnier skies, this spring will also bring the highly anticipated grand opening of one of our latest projects, the Greenwood Aquatics Center. More than just a pool The project, which broke ground last June, is one of the City of Greenwood’s latest initiatives to bring family entertainment and wellness to the

Building Support at New Buffalo Township Library

By |2014-12-04T19:57:15+00:00December 8th, 2014|Client Stories, Project Updates|

Along the southeastern shoreline of Lake Michigan is the township of New Buffalo, a resort town whose population—and library book circulation—more than triples in the summer. So when the time came to build a new library, the community wanted a roomy, hospitable place that would welcome everyone. “Our library is really a community center,” said

5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning Your Higher Education Building Project

By |2014-12-03T20:19:05+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Project Updates|

Higher education building projects are some of the most complex building projects. They generally involve multiple stakeholders, strict timelines and budgets, outdated infrastructure, and, of course, thousands of students and faculty. Having a good construction manager on your team can pave over many of the bumps and roadblocks that come up as you navigate your

IU Kelley Dedicates New Undergraduate Building

By |2014-09-22T20:31:47+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Project Updates|

Recently, Skillman had the privilege of attending the dedication of the Hodge Hall, the newest addition to the prestigious IU Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. This dedication was the culmination of a project that entered the planning stages nine years ago and broke ground in 2012. As part of a $60 million-dollar initiative to

“Back to School” at New Ivy Tech Campus

By |2014-08-18T12:25:44+00:00August 18th, 2014|Project Updates|

As students and faculty head back to school this week, the Ivy Tech community in Anderson, IN are already looking forward to the completion of their new campus next fall. Earlier this summer, Skillman broke ground on the $20 million-dollar project, which will create an additional 85,000 sq. ft. of space to accommodate Ivy Tech's

Strategically Planning for Renovation Project Success

By |2014-08-05T18:19:31+00:00August 5th, 2014|Project Updates|

If you have ever been through a renovation project, you know the enormous amount of detailed strategy and teamwork that goes into the process. To move hallways, erect walls, and tear down old structures requires extensive planning. To do all of that while maximizing time and budget resources and without sacrificing the quality of the

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