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Kansas City Zoo Aquarium Exhibit • Kansas City, MO

In July 2020, the collaborative team of CBC Real Estate Group, Benson Method and VISOR Consulting was selected via competitive selection process to serve as the Construction Management (Owner’s Representative) Team for the Kansas City Zoo’s new Aquarium Exhibit.

The primary goal of the project is to show numerous aquatic species from many biomes found throughout the world. The new 60,000 square-foot building will have an impressive footprint on the Zoo’s Swope Park campus, holding 600,000 gallons of water and featuring 30 to 40 salt and fresh water exhibits.

As Construction Manager (Owner’s Representative), CBC’s responsibilities are to:

• Coordinate all subcontractor/subconsultant activities to construct the project per the contract documents as issued and amended periodically as may be necessary.

• Coordinate all temporary utilities and facilities required for the project.

• Coordinate with Zoo staff as required for utility shut-downs, relocations, and tie-ins.

• Attend and manage weekly or bi-weekly construction progress meetings during construction.

• Advise the owner on any and all issues potentially affecting the established project budget and project schedule.

• Maintain the project construction schedule. Update schedule no less than weekly to reflect any revisions to line item durations, and to reflect progress of the project.

• Maintain and report on the use of construction contingency funds.

• Maintain neat appearance of site, site barriers, and access roads to site.

• Develop and implement safety plans for both project site and access to site by suppliers and sub-contractors. Coordinate all site access issues with Zoo operations staff. Site access will be through public access areas, so extreme caution will be utilized to ensure safety of patrons.

Construction began in 2021. The Aquarium will be open for the public to enjoy in 2023. 

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