DMS provided cost estimating services for the new Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland, completed in three phases with the first in 2008.

The history

In 1999 the decision was finalized on the decision to erect a new Physical Sciences Complex at the University of Maryland College Park.  Making this one of the largest building projects in the University of Maryland’s history in both size and cost. 

With more than 160,000 sf of space Professor Drew Baden states “This building will allow intellectual currents to flow, and our goal is to generate an explosion of ideas.” 

The new facility will house the Joint Quantum Institute, a partnership with NIST, the Joint-Space Science Institute, a partnership with NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, and a growing relationship with the college’s Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the National Institutes of Health.

The project

DMS worked closely with the design team to provide cost estimating services on all levels of the design phase, which was scheduled to be completed in three phases.

The project included the construction of a new building and renovation of existing facilities that would provide modern laboratory and office space for three departments.

Cost estimating

Estimated construction cost: $98.6 million.