White Knoll High School Performing Arts Center
In 2019, H.G. Reynolds Company was awarded the Construction Management at Risk contract for constructing a new classroom wing and 1,000-seat performing arts center located at the existing White Knoll High School in Lexington, SC.
To successfully deliver this project on an active campus, students fully occupied the 400,000 square-foot existing two-story building during construction.
During the Pre-Construction phase, our team orchestrated alternate locations for the proposed new additions to save the school district from having to relocate existing portables, thus saving a tremendous delay on the new construction and costs of relocation of portables under the current building code.
The classroom wing additions included a two-story, 32-classroom building, including a new OCP lab, CTE Lab, and Science Labs. The Performing Arts Center included 1000 seat auditorium, orchestra pit, stage, black box, dance room, and support spaces.
The original project schedule was 17 months to deliver the classroom wing addition and the performing arts center. During the early construction phase, our team coordinated efforts with our subcontractors and design team to deliver the classroom wing in 12 months at no additional cost to the school district. These efforts proved invaluable to the school as they could occupy the needed classroom spaces while simultaneously reducing the construction space needed for all parties.
Shortly after construction began, the school district tasked our team with an additional GMP scope. The new scope included replacing 130 existing classrooms, BARD 2-ton, 3-ton and 4-ton HVAC units on the first and second floors of the existing school, in addition to adding electrical data raceways for IT at all existing classrooms. Our team successfully procured, removed, and installed the units over two summer sessions to minimize classroom intrusion.
Our strategy to stay on schedule and in budget included purchasing the BARD units directly from the manufacturer, so our team could control the schedule while reducing subcontractor mark-up fees. This added GMP scope was successfully executed using the same construction team and managers involved with the new additions at no additional time tacked onto the original schedule.
Location: Lexington, SC
Delivery: Construction Management at Risk
Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
District: Lexington County School District One
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