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Institutional | CASEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Casey’s New Space THE NEW CASEY MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH NEW FACILITIES. BY ALAN DORICH or the students and faculty of Casey Middle School in Boulder, Colo., the time was right to make the move to a new facility. The school, which originally opened its doors in 1924, is being rebuilt as a facility that will accommodate 600 students in a new, 106,000-square-foot building. Casey Middle School, which is part of the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), was in dire need of a new building, Project Manager Louis Novak says. The original 88,000-square-foot facility “was in a state of deterioration,” he admits, adding that the space was not large enough for the middle school program the district currently follows. When finished, the new Casey Middle School will sit on an approximately 8.5-acre site and feature 34 instructional spaces, including computer science and special education classrooms. Additionally, it will feature a synthetic turf playfield. “Because the site is so small and so constrained, we felt it was important to give the students as much of an all-year-round facility [as we could],” Novak says. “The turf [allows us to do] that.” Key Collaborators Construction started on the new Casey Middle School in January, while the demolition of the older building began in February, Novak says. “We’re right [on schedule] to complete the project [in] mid-May 2010,” he says. He notes that the architect on the project is RB+B Architects Inc., based in Fort Collins, Colo. “We’ve worked with them on some smaller projects in the past,” Novak says. The district selected RB+B because of its record of having designed award-winning K-12 facilities, its commitment to sustainable design principles and its previous experience in LEED-certified schools. “They also had experience with geothermal [energy] for heating and cooling on recent projects, which was a feature we were looking at incorporating in the new school,” he says. “They [are] a real good fit for the district.” BVSD also selected Saunders Construction Inc. as its construction manager/general contractor. “They have a very strong track record in Colorado,” Novak says, noting the Englewood, Colo.-based company is renowned for its K-12 educational work. “We found them to very much live up to their reputation in that respect,” he says, noting that the company uses quality subcontractors, places an emphasis on meeting project schedules, establishes and follows quality control procedures, as well as cost controls that benefit owners and meet the needs of the K-12 market. »The new Casey Middle School awill replace the original 88,000-square-foot facility, which was deteriorating, with modern 106,000-square-foot building. Set and On Track Before construction began, BVSD brought teachers, parents, stakeholders, contractor and architects together to develop the philosophy of the Casey Middle School project, Novak says. “That translated into the design,” he recalls. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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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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