Having completed work in over 120 Academic Facilities throughout Connecticut in over four decades, LaRosa Building Group is the Contractor of choice for Academic and Institutional Projects.
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Special care and expertise must be applied to the rehabilitation of historic structures when encountering antiquated and potentially hazardous building materials and bringing the structure up to current building standards without compromising its integrity. LaRosa has successfully completed projects where either the building was listed on State and/or National Historic Registers, or the project was within a historic district.
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Koons Hall at UConn
Benjamin Franklin Koons Hall at UConn was an interior renovation complete with general demolition of architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
Once demolition was complete, interior spaces were refinished and constructed. This included new partitions, doors, hardware, casework, finishes, and abatement of asbestos-containing materials.
Laboratory reconfigurations included new biosafety cabinets, removal of existing steam heat system and split-system air conditioning. The new HVAC system included a heat exchanger, 4-pipe distribution system, and fan-coil. Electrical system modifications included new switchgear and panels. Work was also done do restore the site, while protecting the existing trees.