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Project: Miner Elementary School

Project Details

  • Client: DCPS/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Project Size & Type: Traditional Design/Bid/Build
  • Address: P.O. Box 1715
    Baltimore, MD 21203
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Project Description

Size & Type of Project - Traditional Design/Bid/Build

This project involved the demolition of a dated facility and construction of a completely new elementary school. The older 63,500 SF school was built in 1900 and was added onto in 1961. The new school is two stories, comprises approximately 76,900 SF and has a student capacity of 560. Construction cost was approximately $14.5 Million.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, via a 1998 agreement with the DC Public School system, provided construction management. Early in 1998, faced with a critical facilities situation and the likelihood that schools would not open the school year on time, DCPS went to the Corps for assistance. Under a memorandum of agreement signed in April 1998, the Corps provides engineering, contract administration, construction quality assurance, facility management and environmental compliance services and technical assistance to DCPS's facilities staff. Since forming this partnership, schools have successfully opened each year on time as scheduled.

Design work for Miner Elementary began in 2000 and was completed in April 2001. The project was bid in May 2001 and notice to proceed was given on October 17, 2001. Construction was completed on time and within budget in October 2003.

MCE Scope of Services

Meyer Consulting Engineers was retained to function as the Prime QC and Inspection Agency. This work was performed in accordance with Army Corps Quality Control Standards and included on-site testing and inspection of soils, foundations, concrete, masonry and structural steel as well as off-site soils and concrete laboratory testing.

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