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Institutional | CORNERSTONE GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC. Building Up the School T General is a significant demolition and »Cornerstoneproject forContractorsHighundertakingIssaquah, Wash. renovation Issaquah School in A TIGHT SCHEDULE KEEPS CORNERSTONE GENERAL CONTRACTORS ON ITS TOES. BY RUSS GAGER he image of a phoenix rising from the ashes is a popular one for schools on the rebound. But in this case, Issaquah High School in Washington is not on an academic rebound but on the rebuild. A plywood wall separates its students from construction of a promising new structure all around them based on completely different design. This suburb of Seattle is so built up that it is necessary to demolish part of the old 180,000-square-foot high school while the new 280,000 square-foot one is being built. “I think for this phase there’s a very definitive line between us and the existing campus,” maintains Bryan Gormley, project manager for Cornerstone General Contractors Inc. “It’s pretty well-defined with a 12- or 14-foot-high plywood wall and fencing. We’ve been pretty fortunate that the interaction with the existing campus has been very controlled and well coordinated. “The students will come back to start the 2010/2011 school year in the new building,” Gormley resolves. “Last summer, we demolished about half the existing school, and that’s the footprint of the new building. Then next summer, we demolish essentially the rest of the existing campus to build a performing arts center. “We demolished their existing gymnasium and commons, demolished the locker room facilities and then a handful of classroom buildings,” Gormley explains. “What they did is they added a fairly large amount of portables on the far north end of the site to pick up the slack for whatever spaces were demolished. The project itself is basically sandwiched between the occupied campus on the north and to the immediate south the existing football field, stadium and baseball field.” The first phase of the project that started in March 2009 is the construction of buildings totaling 240,000 square feet, which is scheduled for completion by fall 2010. The second phase begins summer 2010 and includes construction by fall 2011 of the remaining 40,000 square feet, which is a performing arts center and industrial arts classrooms. “The third phase is finishing up some landscaping and site work,” Gormley says, which concludes the project in August 2011. Currently, “All the structural steel and concrete work is done, and the building is probably 50 percent enclosed.” Cornerstone General Contractors Inc. • Headquarters: Bothell, Wash. • Services: Commercial contractor A New World Instead of a series of 16 single-story masonry buildings connected by outdoor covered walkways, the new design for the high school is three rectangular, three-story classroom buildings on the west side of the site. “On the east side, there’s a large rectangle that encompasses three main gyms and locker room facilities, and some other spaces that support that, plus all the main mechanical/electrical “It’s a great time to be an owner right now, because they’re getting great bargains.” –Bryan Gormley, project manager CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010