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Passing the Big Test Institutional | EMERICK CONSTRUCTION CO. – ROCK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL T THE NEW ROCK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL HELP ALLEVIATE OVERPOPULATION. BY LIBBY JOHN he Rock Creek Middle School project in Happy Valley, Ore., has not experienced major challenges since construction began in April because this is the third middle school in a row on which Emerick Construction Co. and Boora Architects have worked together, Emerick Project Superintendent Mike Burton says. Emerick has worked with Boora on four major school projects prior to this one, as well as several smaller projects. “I know their drawings and details, and we can anticipate problems beforehand,” he explains. “The project is running really smoothly and there are not many challenges.” “There have never been any issues,” Boora Architects Principal Heinz Rudolf, FAIA, adds. “A lot of things that helped us include understanding the timelines and schedules, and what we expect of each other.” The new 128,000-square-foot facility is a single- and double-story building with mostly block and steel construction. It will contain 40 classrooms, a main administration area, a media center, a performing arts area with a stage, a kitchen, and a gymnasium with locker rooms. Emerick is building the new Rock Creek Middle School, a 128,000-square-foot The 21-acre site will also include sports fields, track and bleachers. block-and-steel building that will contain 40 classrooms and support rooms. The $21 million project is expected to be substantially complete by July 2010. As of August, “We’re still framing, and we anticipate starting roofing in mid-September,” Burton says. The designs of the three middle schools on which Emerick and Boora have collaborated aren’t exactly the same, he notes, but they do contain a lot of the same details. For example, they all feature sustainable aspects such as natural lighting and ventilation, according to Project Architect Stephen Endy. “There is optimal daylighting in all classrooms and most other areas as well,” he describes. “Each classroom has operable windows that provide fresh air when outdoor conditions are favorable. Working in sequence, the combined displacement ventilation mechanical system is designed to efficiently supply fresh air at low velocity near the floor, allowing air to rise naturally in each space before returning through the ducts in the ceiling.” This project was unique because it had a building pad in place and site utilities installed before construction even began, Burton says. www.emerick.com “We could get the earthwork done and start on concrete when we want• Construction cost: $21 million ed to,” he explains. • Location » Eme Co cti Rockrickeek nstrudleonSCo.oo– Cr Mid ch l Repeat Client The Rock Creek Middle School is a new facility for the North Clackamas School District, Burton says. Because of crowded class- : Happy Valley, Ore. • Scope: New 128,000-square-f oot middle school “The project is running really smoothly and there are not many challenges.” –Mike Burton, project superintendent OCTOBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009