The 312,000 square foot award-winning high school provides 2,400 students with a commons area, science center, art rooms, band rooms, an auditorium, and an indoor athletic facility that contains a 3,500 seat gym, running track, weight training room and aerobics room. Each of the 100 classrooms has a computer, telephone and TV monitor networked together.
The Korte Company provided construction management services to Edwardsville CUSD No. 7 on this project after the original manager failed to keep the project within budget. Over 400 value-engineering applications were generated by the project team, which allowed the entire program to be completed below budget. The Korte Team was able to reduce the original bids by over $3 million. As Construction Manager for the $31 million building program, Korte established an aggressive schedule and tight budget for the construction of a new high school. Interest was also generated with the local contracting community and bid packages were structured to promote participation.
The project earned the Construction Industry Cost-Effectiveness Award for implementing cost-effective principles that incorporated owner involvement, innovation, modern management systems, new technology, team building and personnel training as well as the Reader’s Choice Award for craftsmanship and teamwork and more specifically, utilizing modern electronic teaching and communications technology.