At Torcon, we’re familiar with the unique challenges faced by educational institutions when they undertake construction programs. We’re experienced in meeting the demands of academic calendars and recognize the absolute need to have facilities ready for full use in time for the start of the semester. Our know-how includes new facilities, upgrades and expansions of all sizes, as well as energy efficiency improvements and off-campus developments. Our projects have met a variety of important client space requirements, including classrooms, student centers and social gathering spaces, labs, residence halls, faculty offices, student recreation, athletics, and infrastructure.
Our education projects have benefited from our expertise in management to ensure safety and continual operations. Virtually all of Torcon's projects have been conducted within a working campus environment—many in restrictive, urban settings. We have also completed major projects over the abbreviated summer season, such as the installation of a campus-wide underground chilled water loop at Columbia University.
Torcon professionals have a long record of success delivering the cutting-edge facilities required by our college and university clients. Some seek to deliver unique architectural statements and others accommodate innovative research, teaching or educational functions. Academic clients are also leading the nation in the adoption of LEED green building standards. As construction managers for these types of initiatives, the Torcon difference begins during design with critical budget development, cost modeling and financial control activities, as well as insightful design reviews that help our clients meet their objectives.
Recent company projects encompass work for colleges and universities--public and private--as well as K-12 school facilities.