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»The $28inmillion ModelisHigh School project Rome, Ga., scheduled to be completed in 2010. llion • Annual revenues: $100 mi a. G • Headquarters: Carrolton, • Employees: 120 • Service: General contractor RA-LIN & Associates Institutional | RA-LIN & ASSOCIATES rato nt a “School administdesigrs wast co higher grade ofd duran, lity.” effectiveness an president bi –Bernie Buchanan, vice Going Back to School R RA-LIN IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE GROWING DEMAND FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS. BY LIBBY JOHN A-LIN & Associates doesn’t dedicate itself solely to schools – the company performs work in a wide range of industries – but the population growth and available funding for these projects in Georgia means the company does more than its fair share, Vice President Bernie Buchanan says. In fact, three of the company’s current projects are high schools. One of those projects includes the Douglas County High School in Douglasville, Ga. – a new $58 million, 378,000-square-foot facility with football, baseball and softball fields, as well as tennis courts. The project is about 30 percent complete and is scheduled to be completed in December 2010, eight months earlier than originally planned. The building is a U-shape and consists of an administrative wing, two classroom wings, a gymnasium and performing arts areas. The center of the facility encompasses an open space with a clear roof that can be used for dining and student activities. Construction funds were limited in the beginning of the project, so the company worked with the school district and the architect to keep the project within budget, Buchanan recalls. But as the economy sank, costs lowered, so the project is now on track to be well under budget. “We were anticipating that it would be $65 million,” he says. The rest of the money went back to the school district’s capital program and will be used to fund other projects, he explains. Value-engineering is an important part of all of RA-LIN ’s projects, he adds. “We always do it; value-engineering is one of the main services we provide,” he stresses. “We help the design team assure the final plan is within budget, and we provide cost analysis. We also do constructability reviews, all during the design phase.” The lack of projects in the region is the main reason why RA-LIN has been able to speed up the construction schedule for the Douglas County High School. “Subcontractors have been able to man-up the job and are going at a faster pace,” he explains. Meeting Needs Also in 2010, RA-LIN is scheduled to complete the North Murray High School in Chatsworth, Ga. – a $38 million, 265,000-square-foot facility. The project scope also includes tennis courts and football, baseball and softball fields, Buchanan says. The company began the interior mechanical rough-ins in September. The project is unique because it is located on a foothill and presents a “spectacular” mountain view, according to Buchanan. “It has quite a bit DECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009

Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
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
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
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
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
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
J.F. White
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.
Industry Trends
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
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
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.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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