Client: Natomas School District
Project: Build the award-winning 367-seat Benvenuti Performing Arts Center at Natomas Charter School. The stunning architecture enhances the full-fly professional theater with state-of-the-art systems and professional features as well as a dance studio, art gallery and other teaching space.
Services: New construction, Complex project management with multiple specialized subcontractors to coordinate installation of professional theater elements.
Challenges: The construction of the 65’ tall building presented considerable physical challenges because it was located in the center of an operating campus, with occupied classrooms and spaces on three sides of the building. In addition, the structural elements were so complex that one of the architects described it as “two buildings crashing into one another. ”Orchestrating the installation of full professional theatre systems, equipment and amenities added to the challenge.
Solutions: Intense coordination with the campus and use of “best practices” in operations and safety were required to complete this difficultly sited project without incident. The best in professional construction planning, management and execution was required to deliver this project on-time on-budget, and with the expected high degree of quality.
Success: The campus received accolades from the Sacramento Bee: "a stage whose facilities compare to those of UC Davis's Mondavi Arts Center and the Wells Fargo Pavilion," and "a pristine state-of-the-art venue ... on the top rung of local arts facilities.”
Client: Caltrans/OC Jones
Project: New construction. Landmark worked with a well-known civil construction firm to construct the building portion of this project.
Client: University of California, Davis
Project: Interior renovation to campus facilities. Landmark provides expedient renovation and remodeling to various classrooms, laboratories, dining facilities, restrooms and medical facilities throughout the occupied campus.
Client: Sacramento City School District
Project: Build a new small high school campus, including 25 new classrooms, restrooms, gymnasium and multipurpose room, full kitchen, and administration and support spaces.
Services: Pre-construction Services, Value Engineering, New Construction
Challenges: During the bid process, the district requested a proposal to accelerate the original 14 month project to nine months. The cost of acceleration was approximately $140,000 and the district declined this option.
Solutions: Through intense coordination and management, Landmark Construction was successful in completing the project in nine months.
Success: The project was completed quickly and students were in their seats at the start of the school year. Landmark saved the district the $140,000 acceleration cost as well as the expense and inconvenience of arranging for interim classroom space.
Live Oak, CA
Client: Live Oak Unified School District
Project: New construction included 13 classrooms, restrooms, and other facilities. In addition, the renovation included relocating four existing classrooms and two existing maintenance buildings. The overall plan also required demolition of several buildings. As part of the site preparation, Landmark Construction installed completely new infrastructure including new water, sewer, gas and storm drain systems for the entire complex. The project also required new site lighting, landscaping, student and staff parking lots, and multiple vehicle access loops.
Services: Pre-Construction Services, New building construction, Value Engineering, Site Adaptation
Challenges: Portions of this campus were nearly 100 years old, and this project encountered many challenges with existing systems and unforeseen conditions. In addition, an extensive portion of site work had to be done on a compressed schedule and completed during the summer. The campus remained operational during much of the construction.
Solutions: Landmark Construction worked closely with the design, subcontractor and District partners to facilitate the project and manage construction as the scope of the project and design requirements changed. Through careful scheduling and working with District staff, the work caused minimal disruption to the educational process. Although the project scope expanded, work was still completed within the original schedule.
Success: The majority of work was finished during the summer break and returning students were able to start the school year in newly completed classrooms on a greatly improved school site.
Client: Placer County Dept. of Education
Project: Construction of an small ED campus and facility
Services: Preconstruction Services, Project Planning, New Construction, Value Engineering
Challenges: To keep the project within budget, Landmark provided value engineering services and assisted in maximizing State funding.
Solutions: Landmark employed extensive pre-construction services to work with the design team and OPSC. By developing an accelerated schedule, Landmark minimized project overhead and expenses. Professional and thorough project management allowed for successful construction of project and execution of schedule and value engineering.
Success: As a result of the collaborative team approach, the new facility was delivered ahead of schedule and well under budget, returning a substantial portion of contingency funds to the District at the end of the project.
Garden Valley, CA
Client: Black Oak Mine USD
Services: This project required extensive modernization of an existing 50,000 square foot school building, including a kitchen, library, multi-purpose room, administrative offices, laboratories, restrooms and gym. The project also required major asbestos abatement, removal and re-installation of over 30 HVAC units and associated infrastructure, fire sprinklers, new fire alarm, intrusion alarm and clock/bell systems. The work included site utilities, fuel storage tank removal, paving, landscape and hardscape. In one summer, $5 million of work was completed in 60 short days.
Challenges: This project as originally designed was over budget, at $10 million. Working intimately with the design team and District, Landmark Construction developed dozens of value engineering options and scope modifications to bring the project within the $8 million budget. Suspension of state funding halted the project with only a small portion of the construction completed. Once funding was restored and construction resumed, an extremely compressed schedule was required, while meeting the many unexpected challenges presented by this 40-year-old building.
Solutions: As a result of Landmark Construction’s commitment to partnering and the collaborative design-build effort between the owner, architect and subcontractors, we overcame all obstacles and the project was completed during the summer break.
Success: “Landmark Construction has been ethical, professional, timely and an honor to work with. They know the constraints that school districts face and are flexible and patient with our challenges. They consider the needs of students; focus on safe construction sites and quality workmanship. Any district would be pleased to have Team Landmark on their project.” - Tammy Gabel, Superintendent, Black Oak Mine Unified School District