Demolition of 12 portables, construction of 12 new classrooms at two schools, a remodel of a multi-purpose room at a third school, and entire site painting and new roofs for two campuses, were all completed by Landmark Construction in 65 days for the Davis Joint Union School District in the summer of 2015.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School – Demolition, new classrooms, ADA Compliance upgrades, paving, landscape & irrigation, site painting and new roofs.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School – Demolition, new classrooms, ADA Compliance upgrades and paving.
Valley Oak Elementary School – Modernization of a multi-purpose room, site painting and new roofs.
The schools benefited from new energy-efficient classrooms that are more comfortable and attractive than the old portables they replaced. The new roofs will protect existing facilities. Students with special needs and visitors benefit from newly paved walkways and structures that are ADA compliant. And the painting spruced up the campus’ first impression.
This feat of speedy summer school building was accomplished through collaboration with the Davis School District, HMC Architects, engineers and subcontractors, according to Paul Hanson, Co-founder, Landmark Construction, based in Loomis CA. “We have years of experience working with compressed construction schedules,” said Hanson. “It is a fantastic feeling to see students and their families enjoying the new facilities on the first day of school.”
“The accelerated schedule was partially possible because the district selected a panelized wall system that allowed us to get the shells up for the new classrooms a few weeks faster than using traditional framing,” said Hanson.
“It was also an advantage to manage multiple projects for the District simultaneously, with the sites being in relative proximity to each other,” said Hanson. “This enabled Landmark Construction and our subcontractors to maximize efficient use of labor.”
“Since Landmark’s inception, we have specialized in building public facilities and getting them built on-time and cost-effectively, through a very collaborative approach,” said Hanson.
See the May 20, 2015 article in the Davis Enterprise announcing the district’s approval of the project.