Farmington School District was entering into the third and final phase of a multi-year, multi-million dollar high school facilities improvement project which was to construct the athletic facilities. The facilities to be built included a new football stadium with a turf field, state of the art press box, concession stand, track and field complex, and new field house with locker rooms, indoor practice facility, laundry, weight room, offices, film room, and dance and cheer rooms. After previously utilizing the hard-bid format, Farmington elected to use construction management as a professional service on this third phase and selected Kinco Constructors as their CM/GC.
After being selected as their construction partner, Kinco immediately began meeting with both Farmington administration and architect team members from Hight Jackson Architects. Working in collaboration with all team members, Kinco was able to provide valuable insight during the preconstruction phase to ensure establishing a GMP within the owner’s budget.
Schedule was another important challenge faced with this project, as Farmington Schools wanted to be certain and utilize the new facility at the start of the 2019 Football Season. Beginning in the preconstruction phase Kinco team members utilized detailed scheduling plans along with clear communications to all subcontractor and suppliers of schedule expectations. Incorporating the schedule as part of the pre-bid manual in addition to all other requirements.
Due to exhaustive efforts in preconstruction from both a scheduling and pricing the project went relatively smoothly during construction. Weather was a bit of a challenge facing a rather harsh winter in 2018, as well as unusually wet conditions as December of 2018 was nearly double the amount of normal rainfall. Additional days were not requested, nor needed as Kinco team members working with our subcontractors were able to make up loss days due to weather through efficiently stacking of trades while maintaining great coordination efforts to ensure productivity.
While under construction, discussion arose of completing the track and field facility early for its uses. While not originally planned, Kinco was able to combine its work and schedule trades such to accomplish its completion almost one year early from its original schedule. A resulting challenge of this became providing access to it for students and coaches as it sits behind the remaining site. To solve this challenge, Kinco constructed a safe, temporary walk and drive access for the full utilization of the track and field facility.
During construction Kinco team members also expedited schedule, quality and coordination issues through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Kinco held bi-weekly BIM coordination meetings on site with appropriate trade contractors which helped expedite and coordinate efforts effectively. BIM played a big role in the coordination between the bleachers and press box connections. Kinco utilized Procore mobile tools for our Quality Control program efforts. Allowing the daily documentation and tracking of any quality issues with all appropriate parties until signed off on and accepted as fixed or addressed.