This 17,000 sq. ft. project initially included site development and a new residential treatment building. Through savings found through GC/CM as well as additional funding brought to the project, the scope was increased to ultimately include five additional support buildings. The treatment building required a late season start of construction with an impending early summer move date that resulted from the former facility location falling under a state imposed emanate domain land transfer. The project required an accelerated construction schedule and winter construction. GC/CM delivery method allowed us to begin excavation early in the process before the remainder of the construction documents were complete. It also allowed us to adjust design solutions to increase winter construction efficiency.
Nugen's Ranch is the real thing. A large homey facility with standard living and learning areas. A large garden, animal pens and sheds, and a large greenhouse take up a portion of the 116-acre site located at the corner of W. Pt. MacKenzie Rd. and Holstein Rd. The care of pigs and work in the greenhouse provides food for the program and an important sense of self-worth to its clients. Clients also help market seedlings, plants and produce from the greenhouse and gardens to the public as part of their work therapy. An outside workshop and a workout room, as well as a computer lab and arts and crafts areas are also available to Nugen's clients.
Collins Construction is proud to be apart of something this positive in the Mat-Su Valley.