Development on Towson University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) building began on October 7, 2021. Since then, AggDirect has been workings with Harnden Construction Services, LLC, who are providing excavation, utilities, demolition, and paving for the university’s newest expansion project.
AggDirect has been utilized for hauling services as well as aggregate supplies needed for the extensive project. Joe D’Antonio, Project Engineer for Harden, said about the work done by AggDirect: “The AggDirect team is great with communication. The trucks are clean, well kept, and dependable.”
With surging fuel prices, driver shortages, and a complicated economy in which to develop such a large-scale project, it is gratifying to see a testimonial like Harden’s on the work that AggDirect is capable to supporting to full execution. While the initial project phase was projected to have 2000 loads coming off during demolition in need of hauling, AggDirect’s network of independent truckers has so far moved nearly 3000 and counting. They have also been able to provide the extensive aggregate needed for the project, estimated to tally at 35,000 tons.
The newest building on the Towson University campus will consolidate CHP’s programs, including audiology, nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and health sciences under one roof for the first time. It is planned to open in summer 2024. The 240,000-square-foot structure on the north side of campus is estimated to cost $175 million, representing a significant investment in Towson University’s leadership in the health professions and its role as an anchor institution for greater Baltimore and Maryland.
The new building will support CHP’s 184% increase in undergraduate enrollment since 1998 and alleviate space restrictions that limit the college to enrolling just 18% of applicants in high-demand programs. The building will further demonstrate Towson University’s commitment to sustainability, with a design that aims for LEED Gold certification through the use of sustainable building materials and design.