The team of Greystone Warner principals and Gilbane provided Construction Quality Manager (CQM) services for the City of Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners for the renovation of James A. Garfield Elementary School #31. The project was the first for Greystone Warner principals and Gilbane in a mentor/protégé relationship and provided opportunities for Greystone Warner’s leadership to further grow in construction management practices and procedures.
This $5.6 million, 55,000 square foot project focused primarily on upgrades to all MEP and technology systems, as well as some roofing, ADA and site work improvements. Multiple classrooms were reconfigured to enhance the learning environment and provide a more efficient flow through the building. A key portion of the project was removing all window conditioned units to ensure students all had access to conditioned air. The project has applied for LEED certification and more than 85 percent of construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
Our team provided preconstruction services including the creation of bid schedules and review/comment of 90 percent CDs and front end documents. We also acted as the on-site manager during construction to oversee a single general contractor on behalf of the District. In this role, the Greystone Warner | Gilbane team was able to provide IPS with an advocate on site looking out for their best interest. This strong partnership between Greystone Warner and Gilbane also provided the technical knowledge to help the District make effective and timely decisions.
The James A. Garfield Elementary School project is one of 26 buildings being renovated or expanded as part of Phase III of the IPS School Facility Construction Program.