Creation of the City of Dunwoody, GA. After the state legislature authorized a vote and citizens of Dunwoody voted to become a city, the mayor and city council contacted Mr. Boyken to create an operational design for the city, along with a plan to implement the design, arrange city financing, establish the tax collection entity and work with the city councilmen to hire a city manager, police chief and court clerks. Mr. Boyken’s team established the city, organized a search for office space and established the city operating procedures.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Emerging Infectious Diseases Building, Atlanta, GA. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention Emerging Infectious Diseases (CDC) building on the Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia is a 368,250 SF concrete structure that houses bio-safety level (BSL) 2, 3, 3E, and 4 laboratories and support spaces. The building expanded CDC’s BSL3 and BSL4 capacity, providing core labs for bio-terrorism, Q-fever, infectious diseases and contains an animal facility. The Project also included a 54,955 SF Central Utility Plant and Tunnel that houses chillers, cooling towers, boilers and associated pumps for the west portion of the CDC Roybal Campus. Services for this Project included schedule analysis, change order review and negotiation; leading a formal, five-day Value Engineering Workshop, providing third-party costing and reconciliation with the contractor’s estimates at the completion of each design phase.
Athens/Clarke County Civic Center, Athens, GA. The Athens/Clarke County Civic Center offers 104,540 square feet of conference, convention and performing arts space. The site includes a 56,000 square foot exhibit hall, 644-car parking deck, an 8,000 square foot atrium, banquet seating for 3,000, theater seating for 6,000, a 2,100 seat performing arts theater and 35 flexible rooms for break-out sessions. Mr. Boyken led the team providing the design cost management for the civic center. The team successfully guided the design team to deliver the project on budget.
Knoxville Convention Center and World’s Fair Park Renovation, Knoxville, TN. Mr. Boyken led the project controls team representing the city’s development authority for the creation of a world-class convention center at the former site of the Knoxville World’s Fair Park. In addition to the new convention center, the entire park was renovated, creating an entertainment destination within the city of Knoxville. The team provided the scheduling and estimating project controls from preconstruction through completion.
Marietta Conference Center, Marietta, GA. Located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, the Marietta Conference Center offers full service amenities to business and vacation travelers. The hotel/conference center provides guests with 198 rooms, 9 suites, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, full-service kitchen, an 18-hole championship golf course, lighted tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Mr. Boyken worked with the design team to explore multiple design solutions for the renovation of the conference center.
Kennedy Space Center – Apollo/Saturn V Museum, Cape Canaveral, FL. The scope of the Project entails approximately 100,000 SF of new construction including facilities for exhibits, display areas, administration and food services for the Saturn V Rocket. The exterior wall of the facility is an architectural insulated metal panel system. Roof construction is an elastic sheet roof, lightweight concrete and 1.5 inch metal deck at all low roofs. Twelve (12) pipe frames, approximately seventy (70) feet high and ninety-one (91) feet across, span the plaza area. Also, there are two (2) theaters in the facility: The Firing Room is a simulation of “Mission Control,” while the Lunar Surface Theater has a seating capacity of approximately four hundred (400). The awe-inspiring new addition to the Kennedy Space Center will immerse guests in the cosmic wonder of American space exploration, showcasing the evolution and achievements of NASA’s Apollo program and its historical Moon landings.
Tennessee Superior Court, Knoxville, TN. The Howard H. Baker, Jr. United States Superior Courthouse located in Knoxville, TN is the Eastern District of Tennessee Superior Court headquarters for the four (4) division district. A glass rotunda located between three (3) inter-connected buildings in the central courtyard marks the entrance to the 250,000 square foot, four (4) block campus. The Project won The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) award in the government buildings category at the Building Owners and Managers Association Annual Conference, based on its energy management systems and accessibility for disabled people. Mr. Boyken led the team providing the design cost management for the Tennessee Superior Court. The team successfully guided the design team to deliver the project on budget.
Launch Pad 39A, Cape Canaveral, FL. Kennedy Space Center functioned as the major NASA launch facility for manned and unmanned space missions. Launch Pad 39A serviced four (4) major missions: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. Three (3) major sub-phases of the Apollo period include the Manned Lunar Landing Program, Skylab, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. As Director of Scheduling Services, Mr. Boyken supported space shuttle operations through design and assembly of mobile launch pads, then transported by large, tracked crawlers to the launch pad for final processing and launch. Mr. Boyken also prepared project schedules used to support the design changes required by NASA for the permanent Space Shuttle Launch Platform, including a rotating service structure. The site included an 8,700 SQ FT elevated mound for news media, a one-hundred (100) seat audio/video facility for post launch news conferences and fifteen (15) small support office & work spaces.
Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, GA. The Savannah Civic Center has an architecturally pleasing design, overlooking Savannah’s Riverfront and Landmark Historic District. The facility offers 330,000 square feet of beautiful waterfront views with 100,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including 13 meeting rooms and 4 executive ballrooms, a 25,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and a 367 seat auditorium. Mr. Boyken worked with the design team, assisting with the development of studies and phasing solutions to provide additional office space and concession areas. Coordination of the work was important as the facility was to remain open during this major construction.
Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, KY. The Commonwealth Convention Center is an award winning event space located in downtown Louisville Kentucky. The convention center offers 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 190,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 30,000 square foot ballroom, 51 meeting rooms, and a 5,000 seat bleacher-style conference theater. The center is connected by skywalk to 2,300 hotel rooms at Galt House Hotel & Suites, Hyatt Regency Louisville and Marriott Louisville Downtown. Mr. Boyken led the project costing team to assist the architect to complete the design on budget. The team further aided the design team through project change order discussions and value engineering assignments.
US Federal Building, Louisville, KY. Mr. Boyken provided preconstruction cost estimating to assist the design team to deliver the project on budget.
General Services Building, Savannah, GA. After successfully assisting the design team with winning the design competition, Mr. Boyken then worked with the team to deliver the project on budget.
Federal Courthouse, Fort Myers, FL. Mr. Boyken led the team working with the designers to successfully deliver the project design on budget. This project was placed on hold by the federal government at the completion of design. When the hold was released two years later, the team completed the value engineering to bring the project back to the original budget.
Alpharetta City Hall, Alpharetta, GA. Mr. Boyken worked with the city to provide construction cost estimates supporting multiple solutions offered by the design team, establishing the most cost-effective solution.
The Callaway Building Courthouse Renovation, Decatur. Mr. Boyken led the team assisting the City of Decatur in the renovation of the government office and courthouse building.
US Army Corps of Engineers Housing Complex, Tabuk, Saudi, Arabia. Mr. Boyken worked with the project team preparing the successful project estimate and then supported the team in the development of the project schedule.
Lenora Community Park, Gwinnett County, GA. As Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Boyken led the team to provide the overall project management for the renovation of the park’s ball fields, nature trails, public buildings and general landscaping improvements.
US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Ft. Gillem, Clayton County, GA. Mr. Boyken worked with the project team preparing the successful project estimate and then supported the team in the development of the project schedule.
West Palm Beach County Detention Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Boyken led the team of cost estimators for the new government building and detention center, assisting the design team in bringing the project in on budget.
US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Ft. Gillem, Clayton County, GA. The project included construction of a new criminal investigation laboratory. Mr. Boyken’s estimating services helped the design team manage project costs throughout the design phase by identifying probable construction costs at the completion of the various design milestones.