Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Award of Merit
General Contractor CORE Construction
Owner Recovery School District
Developer Jacobs/CSRS Program Management
Lead Design Firm Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
Structural/Civil Schrenk, Endom and Flanagan LLC
MEP Moses Engineering Inc.
The 139,000-sq-ft Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School replaced the Alfred Lawless High School, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and subsequently demolished. Teams clocked approximately 263,000 man-hours on the job with zero recordable incidents and no lost-time accidents. CORE Construction’s local team employed orientation coding and numbering, which tracked information such as training background, contact information and medical conditions for individuals on site. CORE also held weekly stand-down safety meetings for the entire project team. To better engage the subcontractors, a different foreman or superintendent from subcontractor teams conducted and facilitated safety meetings on a regular basis.