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The addition and renovation to the Dana and Hallowell Residence Halls at Swarthmore College continues to make progress and meet construction milestones. Architectural pre-cast concrete has been hung on the exterior of the building and all windows have been installed. The first floor of the five-story building has been sheet rocked and primed and the remaining floors will be ready for paint within the next two weeks. In early May, the elevator...
The Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, Pennsylvania set out to renovate their existing Men’s and Women’s locker rooms, bathrooms and lounges to create a modern, spa-like feel for their members and guests. W.S. Cumby led the architectural, engineering and construction services with a Design-Build project delivery process and completed the project on-time and ready for golf and tennis season. “It was very gratifying to deliver such a well-...
Since 2010, W.S. Cumby is proud to have sponsored the Unionville Run For Our Sons event in Kennett Square, PA. The Unionville Run For Our Sons has raised more than $250,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) which is an organization founded by parents of sons with Duchenne, a progressive muscle disorder diagnosed primarily in boys during early childhood. To date, there is no cure or treatment to stop the progression of Duchenne, but...
W.S. Cumby President, William Cumby, Jr., LEED AP BD+C, and Vice President, Mike O’Brien, LEED AP BD+C, were asked to speak about green building to Temple University’s Real Estate Organization at the Fox School of Business this week. Temple’s Real Estate Organization is a student-run organization which incorporates students from majors in Real Estate, Business, Construction and Architecture. With more than 30 years of combined green building...
Michael Boess, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Estimator for W.S. Cumby, was recently appointed to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern PA Board of Directors for 2015. Mr. Boess is also a member of the Legal Rights and Strategies Committee and has been involved with the ABC for 25 years. Mr. Boess initiated W.S. Cumby’s involvement with the ABC more than a decade ago. “I have enjoyed working with the ABC, its board and members for many...
The Shipley School’s new Student Commons and Arts Center in Bryn Mawr, PA remains on schedule for a July completion date despite enduring one of the area’s harshest winters on record. Roofing and window installations are underway and all concrete work has been completed. The building is two weeks from reaching the construction milestone of being weather tight, allowing for the start of drywall. “Maintaining an aggressive project schedule through...
Today is the official first day of Spring and we at W.S. Cumby have been looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the change of season. We want to share some great locations to visit this Spring that W.S. Cumby has had the privilege of being a part of. These include the Morris Arboretum Horticulture Center, KidZooU at the Philadelphia Zoo, and the recently completed Buttinger Nature Center for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed...
W.S. Cumby will be featured as one of the 2015 General Contractors at the American Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter event “Meet the Generals” this Wednesday, March 18 th . Specialty Contractors, Suppliers and Associates will have the opportunity to network and connect with members of the W.S. Cumby team. The focus of this event will be on building relationships and sharing best practices to provide valuable information...
W.S. Cumby Vice President, Mike O’Brien, LEED AP BD+C, guest lectured for students in the Construction Management program at Drexel University’s College of Engineering. Mr. O’Brien, a graduate of the Drexel University Construction Management program, presented an overview of green building, sustainable strategies and W.S. Cumby’s impact on the local green building movement. “I would encourage students as emerging builders to get involved early...
Progress continues for the new addition and renovation to the Dana and Hallowell Residence Halls at Swarthmore College. The new, 76-bed, 5-story addition will bridge the two existing dormitory buildings and include common spaces for students. Matching the existing building’s limited floor to ceiling heights prompted an intensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination effort lead by W.S. Cumby’s Virtual Design and Construction Manager,...

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