HB Construction recently broke ground alongside Culberson-Allamoore County ISD (CAISD) to kick off construction of the Van Horn K-12 Replacement School. Over 100 students, staff, and community members gathered to celebrate the facility, which will replace the existing school with over 100,000 sq ft of new and renovated space.
Locals were treated to food, drinks, and entertainment leading up to the groundbreaking. Community support for the event was evident, as residents turned up for a look at the much-anticipated project. The local PTA and athletic booster program provided baked goods for those in attendance.
Construction Manager at-Risk
Van Horn K-12 construction begins after a 6 month preconstruction period, used as part of a Construction Manager at-Risk contract format. The Architect, Parkhill Smith & Cooper, collaborated with HB Construction to develop a design that fit the needs and budget of CAISD.
“We had a chance for true collaboration between owner, architect, and contractor, and we made the most of it,” said HB Preconstruction Director Lucas Ford. “We used every tool at our disposal to set the table for construction.”
The HB preconstruction team led an effort to fully investigate facility conditions using 3D scans, which were then modelled by HB’s in-house BIM team to be used as accurate “as-built” information. The scans uncovered a previously unknown sag in gymnasium roof, which designers were then able to account for in the HVAC retrofit design.
Phasing & Completion
The project will include new construction, renovations, and demolition, with work scheduled in multiple phases to keep school and extracurricular activities functional. The project is scheduled to be completed for Spring semester 2020.