In 1997, Zimmer was chosen by Sprint (now Sprint Nextel) to act as its Owner’s Representative in the development of the 200-acre, 4 million square foot World Headquarters Campus with over 14,000 parking spaces in 14 parking structures.
Project Accounting and Cost Control
Budget and Schedule Management
Zoning and Permit Approvals
Sustainable Design Consulting
Cost: $1 BillionCompletion Date: 2003
Size: 200 acres
This is is one of the largest single and continuous office development projects ever to be developed in the United States. Zimmer’s full-range of responsibilities on the Sprint campus project included complete management of the project budget and schedule; client and regulatory approvals; MBE/WBE programs; management and coordination of construction managers, contractors, and subcontractors; coordination of architects and consultants; and assistance to Sprint in development of ancillary on-site facilities such as food service, retail support services, and the corporate fitness center.
From 1997 - 2003, Zimmer staff provided full- and part-time project management services to Sprint for the development of the campus. At peak, Zimmer had five professional management staff, two accounting staff, and one administrative support staff working on the project.
Zimmer managed project team efforts on items unique to the development due to the size and pace of the project, including weekly approvals meetings with governmental authorities; creation of a project procedures manual; design, construction, and review of large-scale project mock -ups; and creation, review, and execution of dozens of separate bid packages, including early bid packages for long lead-time items and bulk-buy bid packages, which leveraged the project’s size for considerable savings.
Zimmer staff ensured that project decisions, the importance of which were magnified by the project’s scale, provided the best long-term value for Sprint. This philosophy led to a very high-quality project with lower long-term operating costs. Although the project was begun before the LEED® rating system was created, the quality and energy efficiency designed into the campus allowed Sprint to achieve a LEED certification for Building 14 as a representative building for the campus near the end of the campus build-out.