University of Kentucky | Calhoun Construction

University of Kentucky WT Young Library

The William T. Young Library, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is named for William T. Young, a prominent local businessman, horse breeder, philanthropist and alumnus of the university, who began fund raising efforts with a donation of $5 million. The facility serves as a central library for the university’s social sciences, humanities and life sciences collections and acts as a federal depository and a public library for the state of Kentucky. It holds the record amongst public universities in the nation for the largest book endowment.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor on an upgrade and re-purposing of the Library space in the lower level and complete remodel of the office area on the first floor.

University of Kentucky Multi Disciplinary Sciences

The University of Kentucky’s Multi Disciplinary Sciences programs is composed of or combining several usually separate branches of learning or fields of expertise within the healthcare field.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the General/Trade Contractor on the renovation of the Multi Disciplinary Sciences building. The existing interiors were demolished creating new Labs, Evaluation Rooms and Auxiliary Research Space.

University of Kentucky – The 90

Construction on the dining facility first began in 2014 and completed in less than a year.

Located across the street from William T. Young Library, the 80,000-square-foot, $32 million building is part of a 15-year partnership between the university and Aramark, a national food service contracting company. As part of the partnership, Aramark is funding nearly $70 million in new and renovated facilities for dining services across UK’s campus.

Calhoun Construction Services served as a Trade Contractor self performing the work on the drywall, ceiling, metal framing, millwork, doors and hardware frames for the structure within the University of Kentucky. The 90 is a 1,000-seat dining hall for a Taco Bell and Aqua Sushi restaurant located within the university.

In addition, a research institute aimed at bolstering the use of locally grown food, class rooms and administrative offices are also located in The 90.

University of Kentucky

Service is the most important product of the Physical Plant Division. The Physical Plant serves students, faculty, and staff by maintaining the campus buildings and grounds. The mission of PPD is to provide support services for instructional, research, and public service functions of the University of Kentucky. Support services include maintenance and operation of facilities and grounds, utilities, minor renovations, and other related services.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor on the boiler replacement for the University of Kentucky’s Physical Plant Division. This project included demolition of existing masonry walls with the intent to reuse the original bricks, installation of new windows, demolition of old roof top and old boiler, repair and pour concrete, temporary structural shoring throughout the project before the install of a new roof and new boiler.

University of Kentucky Football Training Facility

The new $45 million football training facility appears to be every bit the glittering “one-stop shop” the university promised. The students will now be able to academically do their work, while having the ability to train and they’ll be able to get most with their food within the facility as the university continues to make a commitment to improving all facilities…this is a significant step for the University of Kentucky football program.

Within this vast expansion, Calhoun Construction Services is serving as the drywall and ceiling subcontractor within the 120,000 square foot facility for the University of Kentucky.

Rupp Arena Press Box

Rupp Arena is an arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. Since its opening in 1976, it has been the centerpiece of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility owned by an arm of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, which is located next to the Lexington Hyatt and Hilton hotels. Rupp Arena also serves as home court to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program, and is named after legendary former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp. With an official capacity of 23,500, it is the largest arena designed specifically for basketball, as well as the largest indoor arena by capacity, in the United States.

Calhoun Construction Services is serving as a trade contractor. Calhoun Construction has self-performed additional steel structures with a drop down landing Media Press Box containing steel stairs, new concrete floors and interior finishes.

University of Kentucky Chi Omega House

100 Years of Tradition

Chi Omega is a sisterhood that provides a network of friends and lifelong development for collegiate and alumnae members. Chi Omega is committed to: personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, inter-generational participation, community service, leadership opportunities, and social enrichment.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor for the interior and exterior renovation of the Chi Omega sorority house in Lexington, Kentucky. The project included upgrades to the interior hardwood floors, new energy efficient windows and front entry.