The $37.5-million three-phase project included construction of two buildings for the Met West High School and Child Development Center. Crews had to work around a nearly two-month delay early on because the existing buildings, set for demolition, still needed to be used. On top of that, the owner requested delivery of a portion of the project two months ahead of schedule. The team collaborated on a resequencing plan to meet the owner requests and complete the entire project in October 2014. Many school and public officials visited the site, requiring extensive training for ensuring their safety. Building information modeling helped to coordinate all the overhead trades, avoiding installation conflicts in the field. The team used AutoDesk BIM 360 Field to facilitate the punch list process.

La Escuelita Educational Center


Key Players
Oakland Unified School District
Lead Design Firm SVA Architects
Contractor McCarthy/Turner Group JV
Structural Engineer OLMM Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer HMH Civil Engineers
MEP Engineer Taylor Engineering