This project for the Monroe School District consisted of significant site vehicular reconstruction, 27,000 gsf of new construction, 47,760 gsf of renovation, and removal of 5 portable classrooms. Because the design team had been pressed to meet a schedule for the bid process, we found the documents we reviewed to be lacking in several areas.
Size: 27,000 gsq. feet of new construction, 47,760 gsq. feet of renovation
Naches Valley Elementary School
Roen Associates provided a Constructability Review which helped generate better documents and reduced change orders during construction of Naches Valley Elementary School.
The improved documents also resulted in better construction costs by eliminating uncertainty and reducing risk for the competing contractors. Construction proceeded smoothly, and the project was completed on time and on budget.
Size: 67,640 sq. feet
Quincy High School
This new high school included gymnasiums, a theater, and common areas. The sitework included parking, all new athletic facilities, and a new football stadium. The existing terrain was relatively flat and had good bearing capacity. The two-story, 220,000 gsf building was constructed using post and beam steel members. Exterior cladding consisted of brick, metal panels, and metal glazing.
The documents were well-developed and we were able to thoroughly review 95% pre-bid sets. We identified an expected number of inconsistencies found at this stage. For example, we found two places where the mechanical system did not fit above the ceiling.
Size: 186,000 sq. feet
Ridgefield School Grades 5-6, 7-8
Roen Associates performed value engineering, construction cost estimating, and constructability review services for this major new addition for the Ridgefield School District near Vancouver, Washington. The project was a large new school with an innovative educational program for this progressive southwestern community. The school will house 5th-8th graders.
The design incorporated a new method of pouring slabs on grade to minimize cracking. We found the concept to be an added cost but one that would minimize cracking of the often-exposed concrete slab in the facility. All our separate efforts were met with challenging site conditions ranging from significant earthwork, to drainage, to construction phasing on this expansive site.
Building Size: 67,984 sq. feet
Site Size: 503,976 sq. feet
Simcoe Elementary School
Simcoe Elementary School is the largest class size reduction project for the State and is being constructed for the Wapato School District. Careful planning and meticulous adherence to a limited budget has been the key to the District’s ability to build a new school with money granted by the state.
Roen Associates provided cost estimating, pre-design planning, value engineering, constructability review and construction management services. Intense marketing and strategic bid timing were key to bringing this project to fruition. The project was completed for less than $200/SF.
Sartori Elementary School
Roen Associates performed a Constructability Review on this STEM magnet school. The site was flat and easily accommodated the new building. The contractor has good access and room for lay down. The design team was, however, pressed to complete the documents and when Roen Associates reviewed them, we found a great deal to discuss.
The foundation was drilled cast in place concrete piers and early completion of these was critical to a project finished on time. Scheduling was a major challenge for the successful general contractor.
Size: 77,000 sq. feet
Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center
Yakima Valley, WA
Phase I: Roen Associates was called after construction had begun on the new skill center for the Yakima School District. The original construction manager was unable to perform services under their contract and so we picked up the pieces and brought the project to a successful conclusion. The budget for the project was approximately $13m, and completion date was September 2011.
Roen Associates was instrumental in moving the project forward and delivering the building within budget. We maintained quality control throughout. The success of this project made possible the continuation of the subsequent Phase II building.
Phase II: We completed management services on the Phase II of the Yakima Valley Technical Skill Center project in 2015. The $17 m. project bid, and was completed, within budget and on schedule. After substantial completion, we worked part time on a small addition to their vehicle storage facilities through late spring of 2015.