SLAM designed and built this 38,000 SF dormitory located on the Kent School campus in Kent, CT. The site imposed numerous challenges including its location alongside a 100 year flood plain, surrounded on two sides by the Macedonia Brook. The construction approach anticipated the frequent flooding of the site. For three months, the ground was pre-loaded with 7,500 yards of imported structural fill in order compress the soft soil, support the new slab, and level off the remaining platform. The timing and sequence of the fill operation, pile driving, and grade beam installation required a close orchestration of the work. Funding delays pushed the start date of the project by 3 months. Despite the delay, scheduled sequencing and overlapping trades allowed a project delivery 2.5 months ahead of schedule.