Sweetwater High School Building 100

  • Location:

    National City, California

  • Client:

    Sweetwater Union High School District

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Features & Highlights

  • LEED Platinum®
  • Building turned over a month earlier than planned
Project Overview

This was a new 87,250-square-foot, three-level classroom building for the Sweetwater Union High School District. In addition to new classroom space, the facility includes administrative offices, a library, theater and other support spaces.

Sundt provided extensive value engineering services for this project. Our initial milestone estimate reflected a project value of $36 million, significantly more than the district’s budget of $30.5 million. To close the cost differential, Sundt, in coordination with the design team, conducted an extensive value engineering effort. We focused on maintaining the desired architectural objectives while implementing more cost effective materials, systems and methods.

Throughout the construction phase, Sundt co-located on site with the owner’s representative, inspector and architect. To enhance collaboration, quality, preplanning and schedule assurance, Sundt created a building information model (BIM) from the designer’s 2D CAD drawings.

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“Sundt’s professionalism is the highest that I have ever experienced in my career. Sundt was very professional, worked with integrity and had a good work ethic.”

Linda Clark, Manager, Planning Projects, Sweetwater Union High School District