By SCN Staff
HOUSTON—The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as the program manager for its $335 million bond program.
Goose Creek CISD is considered one of the fastest-growing districts in Texas. Driven by massive growth in southeast Houston and plans for multi-billion-dollar refinery projects, this property-wealthy district is projecting more than 2,250 new students over the next decade. To accommodate this rapid growth, voters approved the passing of a new bond measure last month.
The bond package included funds for several projects, including:
New Construction: Elementary school #17, junior school #6, replacement of San Jacinto Elementary School, junior and high school fine arts facilities, and career technology education expansion.
Aging School Repairs: Stuart Career Tech High School phase three renovations, upgrades and renovation to mechanical, plumbing and building automation systems district wide, Lee High School auditorium renovation, fine arts renovations and band equipment replacements, high school career and technical education classroom renovations, roof repairs and replacements, as well as parking and site drainage improvements.
Athletic Improvements: New two-level field house at Stallworth Stadium and new four-lane running tracks with field stadium lighting at all five junior schools.
Safety and Security Improvements: Security camera replacement and addition, camera and recording software in school buses, and new police vehicles.
Technology Upgrades: Teacher presentation stations replacement and addition, network cabling replacement, interactive whiteboard replacement and addition, computer lab and library technology, and mobile devices replacement and addition.
LAN will provide program management services from conception to completion for every project in the bond program, except the security and technology upgrades. The services will include design review, construction procurement and administration, scheduling and budgeting, warranty and close-out. The firm previously served as the district’s program manager for its $267 million bond program that passed in May 2013.
“Over the last decade, the district has been working hard to deliver the environment and infrastructure needed for its students,” said JP Grom, LAN’s vice president. “The new bond program is a continuation of that effort. It has been a privilege to work alongside the district and their staff for the last several years. We are looking forward to continuing our work with the district to deliver excellent facilities that will prepare students for their future.”
Construction, renovation and school repairs will be completed in phases over the next four years. The bond program’s first project – the education service center – is on a fast-track schedule and the first phase of the project is expected to be completed by August 2020.
LAN is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services for the nation’s heavy civil infrastructure needs. With more than 350 employees across the United States, LAN is a national leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the “Top 100 A/E Firms” according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY company, an international architecture and engineering firm.