This construction manager at risk project included the completion of a 51,275 square foot addition to the existing high school. This separate facility provided 27 upgraded classrooms, 6 of them being fully-equipped science labs, plus administrative offices. Boys’ and girls’ locker rooms were built with direct access to the outside courts. The building also included a small auditorium for gatherings larger than one classroom could accommodate. Painted block made up the exterior and a steel roof system capped off the top. The interior flooring consisted of terrazzo, carpet squares, and stained concrete. Data tie-ins had to be performed during the summer to avoid any complications during high-traffic school hours.
The most unique part of this project included the installation of an independent “chilled water plant” which was placed near the building and piped in to the plumbing. At the same time, pipe was laid toward the main building for future use. To protect the unit, we built a masonry enclosure around the equipment.
We were very proud to complete this project for Mesa Public Schools and we feel this experience was mutually beneficial for the relationship between our company and the district.