Manatee Charter School

Manatee Charter School

Charter School USA’s charter to build a school in Manatee County was about to expire—unless a school went up in 2012. Unfortunately, environmental challenges had been discovered at the chosen site, a former nursery. With opportunity slipping away, time was of the essence to find a suitable alternative. Mr. Smith One site was located after viewing more than 20 sites in less than a week. Approvals for the charter were expedited through partnering with neighbors and officials.

Then came the tricky part: constructing the school in 4.5 months. Few believed it could be pulled off. Things became even more challenging when the client chose to change the HVAC system—after permitting was done—to allow for energy-saving pre-treat humidifiers to be installed. However, our integrated process enabled us to be flexible enough to redesign and resubmit the plans while other work was in process. Through creative staging of the tilt-up concrete panels, schedule coordination, and close work with subcontractors, the school was ready and the neighborhood kids were in their seats by the first bell.

Manatee Charter School is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school, part of the Charter Schools USA family of schools.

* project completed under previous employment

 

Client: Red Apple Development

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Location Type: Bradenton, Florida

Construction Period: 4.5 Months

Construction Start: 63,000 Square Feet

Construction Finish: August 2012