SDPBC Washington Elementary School Modernization

Riviera Beach, FL

Situated on a 9-acre site in Riviera Beach, Florida, the construction of the Washington Elementary School Modernization project featured the demolition of five classroom buildings, the cafeteria and portable classrooms to make way for the new single-story, 50,000 square-foot elementary school. The new classroom building features 514 student stations serving kindergarten through fifth grade level students. The existing 16,300 square-foot media center and administrative buildings were renovated. Site development included new utilities, site lighting, parking and driveways, bus loop, service yard, play fields and courts, covered P.E. shelter, playgrounds, and covered sidewalks.

Building the WeitzWay

Through pull planning sessions and reviewing project drawings and specifications early on in the construction phase, the team was able to identify a schedule saving opportunity for the project. The civil engineer initially designed the sanitary and storm drain systems too deep and close to the building footers, that they could not be installed after the foundations without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the foundations. As such, the sanitary and storm systems were predecessors to the foundations and affecting the schedule’s critical path. The team worked together to relocate the sanitary and storm drainage further away from the building, so that these systems were no longer constraints to beginning to the footers. This shortened the project schedule by three weeks.