Smoot Construction served as the majority partner in a three-firm joint venture that provided comprehensive preconstruction and construction management services to Columbus City School. The scope of work included the construction of new schools, additions and/or renovations to existing buildings, and the demolition of structures that had become obsolete or were being replaced.
As part of our early involvement, our firm assisted the District’s architects with their review of the individual facility assessments. We then worked closely with the District to organize the facilities by location, and then to rank and prioritize the construction/renovation work such that those facilities were most in need of attention would be the first to be addressed. When developing the schedule for the overall program, care was taken so that no specific geographic area within the District would find themselves with a shortage of space for their resident student population.
We subsequently reviewed the budgets of each individual school building included under the first two segments and verified them based upon current economic conditions, and the District’s overall needs and available