Foster CM Group provided staff augmentation services overseeing construction of the new $35 million, 57-classroom Jaime Padron Elementary School (under the 2008 bond) that was converted from an existing lighting manufacturing warehouse. Construction included sitework, parking and play fields. The project was delivered under the CM-at-Risk construction method.
We also oversaw construction of the new $2.9 million Toney Burger Soccer Field—a new regulation size, artificial turf soccer field, complete with field lighting, bleachers and press box.
In addition, Foster CM Group provided Construction Inspection services on the District’s new $38.9 million Performing Arts Center project, located at 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd in the new 700-acre-site of the Robert Mueller Airport development by Catellus. The facility consists of a 60,000-square-foott Performing Arts Center with 8,000-sq-ft for dance rehearsal/performance space, including support spaces and storage, a 1,200-seat Auditorium, a 250-seat black box theater, a multi-purpose area to accommodate 100 people as well as a 443-space parking garage.
As the Quality Assurance Site Inspector, Foster CM Group oversaw all contractors and subcontractors work progress. Overall Inspections services included:
- Pre-construction services to include conducting constructability reviews;
- Checking of construction activities to ensure compliance with the Project’s plans and specifications and information AISD and the Contractor of any services that is in noncompliance;
- Assuring that all project service is completed in compliance with the Contractor/Owner agreement and performing all duties so as not to impede construction progress;
- Ensuring that all testing required by the Specifications is performed and all commercially produced products, such as pipe and reinforcing steel, that are used on the project are accompanied by numerical test results or a certification from the manufacturer that the material meets the applicable standards;
- Attending and taking notes at meetings with the Contractor, such as pre-construction conference, progress meetings, job conferences and other Project-related meetings;
- Ensuring that tests are performed at the frequency stated in the Specifications and determining when and where tests will be taken and witness tests;
- Reviewing testing reports and certifications for conformance with the specifications;
- Maintaining a file of test reports and certifications
- Informing the Contractor of deficiencies so corrections can be made and retesting performed prior to covering any substandard work with additional material;
- Reviewing payment requests from the Contractor, including verifying the quantity or percentage of the service; and
- Maintaining and publishing Daily Reports, which include date and weather conditions, names of important visitors, construction work in progress and locations by stations or similar references, tests performed and locations and results, problems encountered and action taken, etc.
- Project Management
- Pre-Construction Services
- Constructability Reviews
- Construction Management
- Cost Management
- QA/QC Inspections
Construction Cost: $76.8 million