Our firm provided construction management services for the renovation and expansion of Jesuit College Preparatory School. The project was a two-phase, fast-track improvement program of an occupied campus including:
- 12,000sf, new two-story classroom building featuring two labs, classrooms and faculty lounge
- 17,000sf auditorium and building renovation with offices, gathering space and associated MEP systems upgrades to support the new space
The tight site for the renovation of the auditorium provided a challenge for our staff, especially when constructing the new second floor in the existing auditorium enclosure. The team engineered a ramp to move materials and erected the structural steel and concrete to support the new floor where the offices are located. We also installed temporary HVAC to keep the project moving along, which allowed us to meet the demanding schedule.
During preconstruction for the classroom building, we made several design changes that resulted in cost savings for the school. We reduced the size of the gas pipes originally specified, as we determined the smaller pipes would both sufficiently support the build and save our client money. Additionally, we recommended ceiling tile that not only matched the existing, but was also less expensive. We also substituted the planned computer niches that required expensive millwork with free-standing furniture, which was conveniently movable and cost-efficient.