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Institutional | GAFCON INC.: CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL MODERNIZATION PROJECT in Southern its »The renovation of Carlsbad High Schoolconstructing aCalifornia includes replacingbeen 40-year-old, dilapidated buildings and new stadium. Gafcon has working with the Carlsbad school district on various projects since 1997. 21st Century High M anaging a complex high school modernization project is a feat in itself, but as the overall construction program manager for the Carlsbad Unified School District, Gafcon Inc. has reached an entirely new level in institutional construction management. The 22-year-old construction management firm says it leads the Southern California market in providing consulting services in construction, program and project management, as well as construction-related claims support. Gafcon has been involved in all stages of development, from land planning and financial feasibility analyses to cost estimating, project development and construction. Gafcon’s management team has worked with the Carlsbad School District since 2007 to identify the goals of its client’s overall construction program, Gafcon Senior Project Manager Eitan Aharoni explains. The district’s masterplan – funded from Proposition P, a $198 million bond measure passed by voters in November 2006, GAFCON MANAGES THE $95 MILLION RENOVATION OF CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL. BY BROOKE INFUSINO Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project www.gafcon.com • Project value: $95 million • Site: Carlsbad, Calif. • Employees: 400 “[The lease-leaseback method] keeps cost in mind during design, so you don’t get any surprises when you start to build.” –Eitan Aharoni, Sr. project manager includes the construction of a new high school, the renovation of the existing old Carlsbad High School, the renovation of six elementary and middle schools and technology upgrades to the remaining six schools in the district. “Gafcon manages the program in advising, supporting and monitoring the budget,” Aharoni says. “Our responsibilities are to make sure that the project is fulfilling the budget goals and to make the necessary adjustments, and to assist with the hiring of all the design and construction teams. We also manage the operation of construction.” Since October 2007, Gafcon has successfully managed the renovation of four elementary schools; a partial expansion of a middle school, which will be completed in February 2010; and upgrades to the technology infrastructure of all 13 schools in the district. It will complete a renovation of a second middle school in the summer of 2010. The remaining and largest portions of the masterplan are the construction of a new high school starting grading in September 2010 and continuing with the modernization of the existing high school. Getting to Work The overall scope of work for the modernization and reconstruction of Carlsbad High School includes construction of a new stadium, as well as construction of new permanent ‘Gafcon manages [by] advising, supporting and monitoring the budget.’ DECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
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Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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