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  Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Locker Room AdditionJesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Locker Room Addition

General Contractor & Cost Estimator

1807 Ross Avenue, #500, Dallas, TX 75201


HKS, Inc.
1919 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

General Description

Location: Dallas, Texas
Date Bid: Jan 2011 Construction Period: Feb 2011 to Nov 2011
Total Square Feet: 41,673 Site: 4.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 13,891; second floor, 13,891; third floor, 13,891; total, 41,673 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’; second floor, 12’; third floor, 12’; floor to floor, 12’; total, 40’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Steel Frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall, stucco, glass. Roof: Membrane, metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural & Civil Engineer: Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., Inc. - 5445 La Sierra, #300 LB 17, Dallas, TX 75231
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Brandt - 1728 Briercroft Court, Carrollton, TX 75006

Jesuit College Preparatory's new three story athletic center is located on their existing campus in Dallas, Texas. The building structure consists of three story, tilt-wall, concrete panels, brick accents, and interior steel frame. To add to the aesthetic, part of the concrete panels at the front of the building were architecturally finished. The fenestration includes punched window openings, and glass curtainwall.

Interior improvements include combo restrooms/showers, locker rooms, and conference rooms on the first and second floors. The third floor boasts dedicated video rooms, and a state of the art strength training facility complete with hydrotherapy pools, free weights, and sports medicine tables.

From the beginning, this project was modeled in 3D using DProfiler™ conceptual estimating software, to establish the initial project budget from early architectural renderings. Several iterations were done with DProfiler™ to show cost impact from design changes. Having the entire AEC team local to the area helped to facilitate multiple collaborative meetings from initial planning, and throughout the project.

This was critical to the success of the project; since the new building was being constructed on the existing campus all while school was in session. Also, the North end of the building was designed to open up to an existing hallway of the school.

At the time of Schematic documents, the design team began building the building using Autodesk Revit™ to document the construction documents. Throughout construction, the model was constantly updated with any changes from the Owner, as well as any clashes that were detected during project coordination meetings. These meetings occurred on a weekly basis, and documented through an online project management system used by all members of the team.

The project was completed in only nine months, thanks in part to the collaboration of the project team, and the use of several BIM technologies to communicate information between not only the trades, but to the Owner as well. As Jesuit continues to make improvements to their campus, the Athletic Center will function as the central hub of all of the athletic programs at the school for years to come.

Product Information
Roofing: Johns Manville
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Elevators: Thyssen Krupp

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