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Charrette Prints and Electronically Archives Plans for New UCONN Stadium

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Woburn, MA - When construction of the new University of Connecticut stadium in East Hartford commenced in October, 2000, so too began the electronic scanning, printing and archiving of construction plans for the project. The New Haven facility of Charrette ProGraphics (charretteprographics.com), a division of Charrette Corp., has been responsible for this component of the massive building project. To date, the company has produced 1,500,000 square feet of paper prints for construction managers Hunt/Gilbane, a joint venture, and print orders are expected to continue until summer, 2002. Construction of the 40,000 seat, $90 million-dollar project is to be complete by late summer, 2003. The U. Conn. Huskies football team is banking on it: the first game of the 2003 season, to be played against Rutgers Univer., is on the schedule for Aug. 30, 2003. The stadium is being built at Rentschler Field, a 75-acre former airfield donated by United Technologies, Inc. The State of Connecticut is developing the property, working from the design of architectural firm Ellerbe Becket. The U. Conn. football team will be the primary tenant, though the natural grass playing surface will host other events as well. Frederick Dunn, Charrette's ProGraphics division regional manager, states "Though we've had to work hard on this job, it's been gratifying to be a part of such an important project for the University and the State of Connecticut." He adds, "I'm especially happy we've been able to supply the technology to scan and archive the stadium's construction documents so that they are secure and electronically accessible for future changes or renovations." Charrette uses state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently accomplish the scanning, printing and electronic storage of the construction plans all at the same time. Charrette, founded in 1964, is dedicated to providing products and reprographic services to the design marketplace. It employs over 900 staff in 17 states. Charrette's ProGraphics division is a technology-based, reprographics management and services group that serves business and design professionals. It provides value-added reprographic services and web-based tools to the professional marketplace through its web site and over 200 On-Site Services (OSS) programs and twenty-one service centers in the United States.

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