Olathe High Schools Expansions

USD No. 233

 

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Olathe High Schools Expansions

 

OLATHE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

Location:  Olathe, Kansas

Contact:  Greg Thomason—USD No. 233, 913-780-7011

 

Olathe South High School (OSHS) is located in the northwest corner of the 151st Street and Lindenwood Drive intersection.  The OSHS was originally built almost 30 years ago, and since that time, the structure has had additions multiple times.  During the early building additions much of the work was performed based on plans that are similar to schematic drawings, and when the work was performed, changes in the plans were not commonly documented.  This presented a circumstance where the existing subsurface conditions could not be fully determined until construction was started.

Payne & Brockway was assigned the task of locating existing facilities and designing a site improvement package for the new addition to the school as well as the Water Quality Assessment for the increase of impervious areas from the building addition and parking.  The result of the Assessment was to preserve the natural vegetation areas on site.  This saved the school a substantial amount of money as well as not needing to disturb the site more to bring it into compliance with the Water Quality requirements established by the MARC BMP Manual.

Our field crews located all existing visible conditions on the site and then the design staff participated in extensive site visits with the architect and school district representatives to determine the scope of the impact.

The project was designed for a Spring bid letting in less than 6 months.  To ensure that the education of students was not interrupted, the site work was substantially completed during the Summer of 2009 while the students were on summer break.

During the construction process, undocumented pipes were found; pipes that had been installed as a part of the maintenance of the building or pipes that had been designed for one location, but had been installed at a different location with no notation on the as-built plans.  When these discrepancies were discovered, it required immediate attention and decision making to ensure that the facility was available for Fall classes.  In cooperation with the School District, the construction manager, and the architect, Payne & Brockway representatives were able to help find solutions for all the issues encountered and the school opened as scheduled.

The complexities of working around a 30-year-old school building that had gone through so many changes during its history as well as the necessity to bring the site to Water Quality compliance and the severe limitation on time provides experience that will make Payne & Brockway and the rest of the team a good choice for this project.

 

OLATHE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

Location:  Olathe, Kansas

Contact:  Greg Thomason—USD No. 233, 913-780-7011

 

The improvements to Olathe North High School are similar in scope to work performed at the other 3 high schools for USD No. 233 during the same time frame by Payne & Brockway.

Olathe North was constructed approximately 50 years ago and since that time the structure has been added onto at least 6 times.  During the early building additions much of the work was performed based on plans that are similar to schematic drawings and when the work was performed changes in the plans were not commonly documented.  This presented a circumstance where the existing subsurface conditions could not be fully determined until construction was started.

Payne & Brockway was assigned the task of locating existing facilities and designing a site improvement package for the new addition to the school.  Our field crews located all existing visible conditions on the site and then the design staff participated in extensive site visits with the architect and school district representatives to determine the scope of the impact.

The project was design for a Spring bid letting in less than 6 months.  To insure that the education of students was not interrupted, the site work was performed during the Summer of 2009 while the students were on Summer break.

During the construction process undocumented pipes were found on a weekly basis.  Pipes that had been installed as a part of the maintenance of the building or pipes that had been designed for one location, but had been installed at a different location with no notation on the as-built plans.  When these discrepancies were discovered it required immediate attention and decision making to ensure that the facility was available for Fall classes.  In cooperation with the School District, the construction manager, and the architect, Payne & Brockway representatives were able to help find solutions for all the issues encountered and the school opened as scheduled.

The complexities of working around a 50-year-old school building that had gone through so many changes during its history and the severe limitation on time provides experience that will make Payne & Brockway a good choice for stormwater rehabilitation projects in Olathe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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