Construction Manager for institutional projects
Construction of public facilities such as schools and fire stations face increased scrutiny. And with good reason — the safety of the public as well as taxpayer dollars are at stake.
Working with Miles Construction can help ease any concerns through our solid reputation and consistent communication. We complete school projects with minimal disruption to students. School districts have shown their trust in us by selecting Miles Construction as construction manager for many projects.
The MAC facility is a 33,418 square foot building with an 1/8 mile elevated running/walking track with rubberized surface and sports courts for team competition, such as basketball and volleyball and fut- sal. There are two collegiate-sized basketball courts overlaying four smaller courts, plus seating, lockers, offices and the like. The facility was funded in part by the Quality of Life initiative passed in 1998 for vari- ous projects and the MAC was the last of these projects to be completed.
The facility is constructed of CMU, structural steel and concrete, energy efficiency features and materials that reduce maintenance were incorporated into the facility. Challenges include mitigation measures for liquefaction issues, maintaining tight budgetary controls while executing an aggressive construction schedule, constructing the project adjacent to the operating Boys and Girls Club and residential housing.
The building was constructed using a combination of materials. The gymnasium utilizes the pre-engineered steel building primarily to provide the required open spans. The outer walls of the gym have a masonry block up to twenty two feet to provide a durable surface in the gym environment. The administration section used a combination of structural steel and standing seam metal siding to obtain the unique architectural look the architect was going for. The classrooms and common areas were constructed of masonry walls and a wood truss roof structure. The use of masonry for the walls was again for durability while the use of more conventional wood trusses for the roof was a way to keep the overall cost lower than it would have been using a metal structure. This facility also incorporates many high tech features from full integration of the automatic access control system to the use of a mechanical and lighting control system.
The Fire District contracted with Miles Construction as the Construction Manager to build the first two stations of a phased expansion of the District’s assets. The first station #32 was completed in November 2008 and the second station #37 was completed in April 2011. Station #37 is 11,000 sq. ft. in total size and consists of 4,000 sq. ft. of staff dormitory and 7,000 sq. ft. of apparatus bay. This facility was designed for a full staff with the ability to house additional staff as the area grows and the demand for emergency services increases.
Station #37 incorporates training components, such as a confined space prop, manhole rescue prop, rock climbing wall and a repelling wall, which are unique for fire houses. It is anticipated that the training components will be utilized by many neighboring fire districts to train their personnel.
The mechanical system is comprised of a building wide radiant floor heating system, an evaporative cooling system in the apparatus bays and a secondary hydronic forced air heating system in the dorms with a conventional forced air cooling system. The electrical system is supplemented by a 30kW photovoltaic solar system that was fully funded by rebates through Nevada Energy. The structure is constructed with a combination of masonry and pre-engineered steel building. The materials utilized were specified to stay consistent with the designs of the newest facilities and provide durability, as well as, offering a pleasing aesthetic quality.
As Construction Manager, Miles Construction was responsible for the entire design and
construction process, including the design team selection, constructability analysis, value engineering, budgeting, scheduling, advertising, contract negotiation and execution, change order resolution, and the completion of the construction and close-out processes.
The Carson City School District 2006 BOND was a $25 Million BOND project comprised of numerous components that were specific in nature to address many areas of concern and energy efficiencies throughout the District.
The District felt it was necessary to incorporate new technologies with respect to heating and air conditioning in an effort to reduce operation costs. The District also felt the second most crucial issue was to ensure that the aging roofs at many schools would be either replaced or repaired to prevent more costly repairs in the future. Lastly, in staying consistent with energy efficiency and student safety, it was deemed necessary to renovate one of the oldest buildings in the District, Carson Middle School. The ultimate goal was to combine three separate buildings into one, discontinue use of a 23,000 s.f. of outdated portables that were costly to maintain, and provide the children a way to circulate between classrooms while staying in a controlled environment. This project was accomplished while maintaining a functioning campus of 1,200 students.
As Construction Manager at Risk, Miles Construction is responsible for both preconstruction services and construction services, where we perform constructability analysis, value engineering, budgeting, scheduling, advertising, contract negotiation and execution, change order resolution, and the completion of the construction and close-out processes.
The Eagle Valley Middle School project consists of both a remodel of the existing interior portions of the school and new construction. We added a new gymnasium that is 11,000 s.f. and was constructed of a combination of masonry and pre-engineered steel building. There is also a 5,800 s.f. for the new administration and commons area on the north side of the existing building that are constructed of structural steel with metal panel walls and a membrane roof.
The existing kitchen was remodeled and expanded to provide better and more efficient service. The existing cafeteria and attached classrooms were being remodeled into a new weight room and locker rooms to service the new gym. The existing administration offices were also remodeled into classrooms and teachers’ lounge. The existing locker rooms were remodeled into classrooms. Several of the existing classrooms were remodeled including the science rooms and band room. With the creation of a new modern gym, the existing gymnasium was remodeled into a multipurpose room to serve as both a gym and cafeteria.
The site improvements for the facility included relocation of the parent drop-off with the additions of a new entry for all public traffic. We also created a new staff parking area at the southeast corner of the site for better access of staff to the new administration addition. Other site improvements include a new outdoor basketball courts, an amphitheater and new play areas for the students.
There were also upgrades to the existing school mechanical and lighting systems being performed for more energy efficiency. This project is being accomplished while maintaining a functioning campus of 650+/- students.