Creighton University Hixson-Lied Science Center - Omaha, Neb.
The Hixson-Lied Science Center is part of Creighton's 450,000-square-foot Integrated Science Complex that links the Rigge Science, Criss I and Criss II buildings. The center has faculty and staff offices and classrooms.
The center's six-story glass and steel atrium at the main entrance is intended to be Creighton University's main entry on the north side of campus. The 150,000-square-foot center houses the schools of medicine, pharmacy and nursing as well as the undergraduate departments of chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science and atmospheric science.
To address the challenge of constructing a new addition and connecting it to two existing science buildings while providing minimal disruption to classrooms and research labs, Kiewit created and maintained a highly detailed construction schedule with all tasks itemized in order. The sequence and duration of each individual task was reviewed and further defined through constant coordination with each subcontracted trade. Each element of the construction process was then assessed and reviewed with Creighton's facility staff to develop a task approach that would leave adjacent facilities fully functional.