Gresham turned a commercial building fire disaster to an advantage, with a rebuilding scheme that added 60% more building volume to the same site at one-third less cost than duplicating the original.

VIMS Eastern Shore Lab

E.T. Gresham was awarded the contract to build 6 new facilities totaling approximately 22,000 SF in Wachapreague, Virginia. The project titled “Construct Eastern Shore Laboratories Administration, Education, and Research Complex” is associated with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the College of William & Mary. The assignment was to build an Administration Center, Aquaculture Facility, Education Center, Maintenance Storage building, Maintenance Facility Shop, and a Visitor’s Center.

Upon completion of all documentation and meeting the prerequisites, this job will have achieved LEED Campus certification. This certification is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to recognize the sustainable design, construction, and operation of multiple building within a campus. LEED, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” promotes sustainable practices, reduces impact on the environment, improves occupant health and well-being, and enhances the reputation of the institution as a leader in sustainability.

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