Central York High School|
Reynolds Construction Management, INC.
3300 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
LOCATION: York, Pennsylvania
DATE BID: Feb 2003
Construction Period: Apr 2003 to June 2005
Total Square Feet: 341,000
Site: 138 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 213,000; second floor, 128,000; total, 341,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 14’; total, 28’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall.
Roof: Metal, membrane.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall,
ARCHITECT: L. Robert Kimball & Associates - 21 West Washington Square, #F, West Chester, PA 19380
STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: L. Robert Kimball & Associates - 21 West Washington Square, #F, West Chester, PA 19380
The Central York School District has been serving their community for over 50 years. Since its formation, the community and enrollment rates grew to such numbers that new construction was needed. The District hired Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. to provide pre-construction and construction management services on a new state-of-the-art high school for the Central York School District. The new Central York High School was built in a suburban community southeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Central York School District utilized Reynolds through the pre-construction phase when developing their preliminary budget. Reynolds' team of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, architectural and structural estimators worked with the District to devise a preliminary budget that would guide them through the complex financing process, as well as reduce the likelihood of surprises later in construction. Throughout the design of the project, Reynolds assisted the Central York School District by ensuring that the design matched the original intent, program and budget.
In addition, the District and design team worked with Reynolds to determine the correct number of bid packages for the project to maximize participation and competition. Once the bidding strategy was decided, Reynolds ensured that prospective bidders fully understood the bid documents and construction schedule. The bidders were given a clear vision of the design documents prior to submitting their final bid via a pre-bid conference with all prospective bidders. This process led to more precise and lower bids from the contractors and provided Central York School District with the best possible price on their project.
Once the pre-construction was complete, Reynolds managed the construction process from groundbreaking to dedication. The project management included managing the work of all contractors, so that each adhered to the project design and schedule. Change orders were also managed to ensure minimal cost and delay to the project. Through the direction and expertise of Reynolds, the Central York School District was able to occupy the new high school on schedule and maintained their budget.
The high school itself was designed around the concept of providing a learning community for the 1,550 students attending the existing high school. With this in mind, the layout of the school accommodates various wings for specific educational curriculums including: a Ninth Grade wing, a Tenth Grade wing, Health and Human Services, Science and Industry, Business and Finance, and Arts and Humanities areas. This multi-faceted environment promotes responsive learning, enabling students to receive more personalized education.
Not only was this school designed with the student in mind, but also the community. Anticipating the needs of the growing and diverse population, the new high school also features a performing arts center, an enhanced media center, classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, several fully-equipped computer labs, art exhibit space, community rooms, a gymnasium with an indoor running track and associated locker rooms, a workout facility, a football stadium, a soccer stadium, various other athletic fields, and concession buildings. Additional areas of the school design included cafeteria, kitchen, administrative spaces and parking for 1,400 vehicles.
DIV. 7: Manufactured Roofing & Siding: MBCI; Membrane: Carlisle, GenFlex; Metal Roof Edge: Metal Era; Metal Wall Panels: Alcoa.
DIV. 8: Curtainwall: YKK AP America; Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer; Glazing: Pilkington LowE.
DIV. 9: Gypsum: National; Carpet: Collins & Aikman, Shaw.
DIV. 10: Sun Shades: Construction Specialties.