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This project included the construction of a replacement school immediately adjacent to a fully occupied and functioning school. The phased construction culminated with the total demolition of the existing building. Other elements included new water service and utilities to the facility, new parking lot, and recreation fields, and extensive play equipment along with other site amenities. CAM meticulously dismantled and reconstructed the existing school’s entrance portico to remain as a permanent reminder of the old school after demolition.
The new school featured an exterior with multiple brick colors and patterns, radius standing seam roof, and architecturally exposed structural steel columns.
The project was accomplished with virtually no change orders. The replacement of unsuitable materials at the building pad, and the removal of an unidentified underground septic system were the only extra costs.
The project was so well received, it was utilized as a prototype for future county schools.