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  Coral Park Education Center
Three Buildings

Coral Park Education CenterDeveloper

F.P. Dino, Inc.
2234 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431
www.FPDino.com

General Description

Building #1
Location:
Coral Springs, Florida
Date Bid: Sep 2005
Construction Period: Oct 2005 to July 2006
Total Square Feet: 12,000 Site: 5.004 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 10 classrooms with seating capacity for 250; activity room.
Building Size: First floor, 12,000; total, 12,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’8”; total, 18’7”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Concrete block and stucco.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Membrane, tile. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Building #2
Location:
Coral Springs, Florida
Date Bid: Sep 2006
Construction Period: Oct 2006 to July 2007
Total Square Feet: 30,000 Site: 5.004 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 27 classrooms with seating capacity for 600.
Building Size: First floor, 10,000; second floor, 10,000; third floor, 10,000; total, 30,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’; second floor, 11’; third floor, 9’; total, 46’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt-Up.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Tilt-up. Roof: Metal, membrane, tile. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Building #3
Location:
Coral Springs, Florida
Date Bid: Sep 2007
Construction Period: Oct 2007 to July 2008
Total Square Feet: 30,000 Site: 5.004 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 27 classrooms with seating capacity for 600.
Building Size: First floor, 10,000; second floor, 10,000; third floor, 10,000; total, 30,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’; second floor, 11’; third floor, 9’; total, 46’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt-Up.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Tilt-up. Roof: Metal, membrane, tile. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Building #1
Architect:
J.A.O. Architects & Planners - 3100 N.W. Boca Raton Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Structural Engineer: Design Engineering & Supply, Inc. - 3500 NW 2nd Ave. Suite 708, Boca Raton, FL 33431
General Contractor: MJR Construction Services Inc. - 4205 McKinley Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Formica & Associates Inc. - 3100 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 117, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Building #2 & #3
Architect: Saltz Michelson Architects - 3501 Griffin Road, Ft.  Lauderdale, FL 33312
Structural Engineer: Saad Elia El-Hage Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 5601 N. W. 9th Avenue, #401, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
General Contractor: Harries Construction, Inc. - 21346 Saint Andrews Boulevard, #260-141, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Jorge Cervantes P. E. - 115 S. W. 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33304


Private schools have always suffered from the fiscal demand of necessary physical plant which could only be afforded by the public sector, financed by tax payers. The demand for education space as a commercial development company presented an opportunity to be considered. After many years of developing education facilities on campuses owned by others, including church based schools, F.P. Dino, Inc. began a mission to identify and acquire property to develop as investor held lease backs.

Obstacles frequently arise when a construction critical path schedule is implemented. Breaking a mandated deadline and having to tell hundreds of families they would have to find another school to attend was not an option when the schedule was initially engaged. A timeline like this would require hard work, determination and the attention to detail that comes with subsequent codes and regulations while constructing an educational facility. The F.P. Dino project management team along with their contractors and consultants had to adopt a resilient mindset to meet the path of completion.

As a result “The Coral Park Education Center” was born. Coral Park is an infill institutional park between the communities of Heron Bay and Wyndam Heights, in the busy metropolitan market of Coral Springs, Florida. This commercial development has both line of sight as well as immediate proximity to the Sawgrass Expressway. The development is comprised of (3) separate buildings of 12,000; 30,000; and 30,000 square feet respectively (totaling 72,000 square feet. The total land area of these parcels combined is just over (5) acres. The entire site is fully improved with all the infrastructure including: water, sewer, storm drains, irrigation lake, lighting, landscaping, privacy walls, dumpster enclosures, paved loop roads and parking.

This facility is fully leased to public school management companies in partnership with the Broward School District and the Florida Department of Education. This ultra suburban class A park plays education host to a number of sprawling communities throughout Broward County, filling an urgent need for both conventional and alternate education.

The physical plants qualify for green building certification and may serve (in the event of a storm) as an evacuation shelter for students and nearby residents. The structures are steel reinforced concrete floors and walls; doors and windows are active hurricane impact glass; and roofs are steel trusses supporting concrete tile. The building facades reflect the neo-traditional elevations reflected by the surrounding architecture. They have been carefully designed in harmony with the environments of the neighboring residential properties. Coral Park stands complete as a leading exhibit of modern design and function for commercial buildings capable of serving a large array of end users.

After years of challenging exertion and a great deal of fortitude there is a vast sense of accomplishment when attending a ground breaking ceremony in front of the many students, their families, faculty and staff of the institution geared up to open their doors for the first time to embark on the journey of education.

Manufacturers

DIV. 7: Roof Tile: Entegra Roof Tile.
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts: ARCH Aluminum; Windows: Yale Ogron Manufacturing.
DIV. 9: Flooring: Azrock.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Schindler.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Columbia.

 

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