Features include a three-level, 575-seat theater/auditorium, open design learning environment, full kitchen/commons, indoor swimming pool, main and auxiliary gyms, football stadium and practice field, and welding, vehicle and wood labs.
The threat of cold temperatures posed a challenge to this project. Through the winter, temperatures reached -20 degrees with winds at over 80 mph, causing work delays. But with an unmovable completion date tied to the district opening, the project team made up the lost time and completed the project on schedule.
One of the project goals was to encourage strong local participation, so U.S. Engineering partnered with a local subcontractor that helped with the plumbing and underground scopes of work. Open communication and collaboration were critical to successfully complete the mechanical work on time.