With a construction timeline of nearly six years, the Roosevelt High School Replacement Campus was the longest duration job to date for Joeris, the job’s construction manager.

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The 465,000-sq-ft job was an entire campus rebuild done while the existing school remained fully operational.

The campus underwent a complete inversion of its previous layout, from a central core of buildings surrounded by open space to a large central courtyard surrounded by new buildings. Work included 11 bid packages, from three bond programs.

New facilities include science labs, art rooms, music halls and practice rooms, administration wing, ROTC building with shooting range, auditorium, cafeteria and kitchen, and a central energy plant.

Intense coordination was required to manage the project’s multiple bid package. Each required appropriate pre-submittal conferences, advertising and bid-day processes, and subsequent evaluation of bids and qualifications. Each package had two to three phases within its schedule.

The team kept a tight rein on each phase’s schedule and the master schedule. This was also necessary to maintain the budget of each phase to remain within the funds available from each bond package.

The planning process was critical through each phase and bid package.

Key Players

Submitted by: Joeris General Contractors Ltd.
Developer/owner: North East Independent School District, San Antonio
Construction manager: Joeris General Contractors Ltd., San Antonio
Architect: Garza/Bomberger Architects, San Antonio
Civil engineer: M.W. Cude, San Antonio
Structural engineer: Jaster-Quintanilla, San Antonio
MEP engineer: MEP Engineering, San Antonio