CM at Risk led to Value Engineering success
Our team provided over $650,000 of accepted value engineering items to the district. These savings accelerated the schedule of the project. The largest value engineering success was was changing the structure from concrete to metal deck and structural steel framing.
Overcoming scheduling hurdles on an occupied campus
Despite the project taking place in the middle of high school campus, our innovative scheduling allowed us to continue operations during the school year without disruption to the students and the daily functions of the campus.
Overcoming three big obstacles
Underground concealed utilities meandered throughout the site and building footprint and were not present in any as-builts or drawings. Each utility line had to be individually traced by hand-digging, verified if active, and rerouted. The second big obstacle came in the form of differing floor elevations between the existing structure and the new construction. Resolving the challenge meant aligning the new structure to the classrooms and constructing an interior ADA compliant ramp system from the second floor up the auditorium stage level. The final challenge was aligning the existing structure's slab edges and rooflines to the new structure.
Rain, rain, and more rain
For a 17-month phased construction schedule, over five of them were impacted by weather. Our team overcame most of the delays, despite the temptation to build an ark, and delivered the facility in time for the fall semester.