Skillman Announces New Project Engineer

December 10th, 2014|

The Skillman Corporation is proud to announce Nate Preston has joined the team at Skillman’s Kalamazoo office. Most recently a member of the Turner Construction Company and Birchwood Construction Company, Preston will assume the position of Project Engineer at Skillman. He is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and he holds a Master of Science in Design-Build from Auburn University.

Building Support at New Buffalo Township Library

December 8th, 2014|

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 Julie Grynwich, Director of the New Buffalo Township Library.

5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning Your Higher Education Building Project

December 3rd, 2014|

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 They generally involve multiple stakeholders, strict timelines and budgets, outdated infrastructure, and, of course, thousands of students and faculty.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 higher education building project. The construction manager’s preparation begins

The Expert Every Project Owner Needs

November 4th, 2014|

Every project starts with a list of needs and wants to be addressed. And after putting them all down on paper, the concern of every owner is, “How much is this actually going to cost me?”  By the time design starts, most projects have a budget set. So in order to maximize your budget, it’s crucial that the design of the building be as

Navigating Higher Education Building Projects

October 22nd, 2014|

Skillman currently has the privilege of working with Earlham College on an addition to an existing science building on their campus in Richmond, Indiana. The facility will add the needed space to bring physics and math classes into the building, as well as a new science library. Expected to reach completion in June 2015, all phases of the project will pursue LEED Gold Certification

IU Kelley Dedicates New Undergraduate Building

September 22nd, 2014|

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 expand and renovate the school’s existing 150,000-square-foot, 48-year-old facility,

“Back to School” at New Ivy Tech Campus

August 18th, 2014|

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 increase in student enrollment. The campus will include new

Strategically Planning for Renovation Project Success

August 5th, 2014|

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 finished project creates another layer of complexity. When you