CENTRAL VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL
As the center of education for three communities, Central Valley Elementary School in Scotia, Nebraska faced the need for expansion in 2017. As design-builder, Hackel Construction guided the 10,000 SF addition that included six classrooms, a library, and administrative offices. Working together, the design-build team stayed within budget and completed the project in five months all while school was in session. Safety, quality, and efficiency were paramount and the construction teams, CVPS faculty, and the administration pulled together to make this project a success.
What Other's Say
“We had such a favorable experience with Hackel Construction here at Central Valley Elementary. Hackel’s attention to detail and management of all subcontractors and work site personnel was outstanding. The project manager communicated well with my staff and was responsive to our questions and concerns through the many changes along the way. Our school operated during construction, at a level beyond our expectations. We certainly valued the sound ethics we encountered with Hackel Construction. Since we have moved in, there have been numerous positive comments about our new addition from several stakeholders.”
- Mrs. Connie Shafer
WE RESOLVE CHALLENGES
CHALLENGE: DELAYED MATERIAL ORDER
A miscommunication between Hackel and the material supplier caused the
steel manufacture order to be submitted as an approval order rather than a
production order. This was not discovered until past the point of remedy.
Hackel communicated the issue immediately to the CVPS board and was
transparent about the implications of the miscommunication which would
delay the project’s completion date 12 weeks and push construction into
the first semester of school.
CHALLENGE: CONSTRUCTION DURING SCHOOL SESSION
Construction with school in session made it paramount that the project
remain on schedule and the construction team be cognizant of safety for
faculty and students who used schoolrooms near the construction zone.
Because we were remodeling around existing schoolrooms, Hackel built an exterior temporary fire-rated hallway that allowed safe passage for students and faculty to access needed classroom space while allowing the utilities and fire sprinklers to remain connected in an adjacent building. This allowed the construction schedule to flow as planned.
CHALLENGE: SMOKE SEAL CODE
State plans allowed for the acoustical ceiling to be used as the corridor
smoke seal, but the deputy fire marshal disagreed.
As the design-builder, this issue fell on Hackel, who covered the cost to
comply by taking the sheetrock all the way from the floor
to the roof deck to seal off any smoke penetration.