Tahoe Truckee Unified School District - Truckee High School Renovation, phases 1 and 2
Features & Highlights
- 48,000-square-foot STEM building expansion and site improvements
- Strategic phasing and BIM created time- and cost-saving measures
- Heavy snowfall in winter and academic calendar required proactive and creative scheduling
Truckee is a mountain town of 16,500 people, and its public schools are important social infrastructure not only for students but for the community. These schools serve as the center of activity for the whole town. The two-year, $30 million high school project includes a 48,000-square-foot STEM building expansion and site improvements—because at 6,000 feet, Truckee has an average annual snowfall of 17 feet.
Converting existing modular buildings into new construction required significant technology and mechanical upgrades, as well site work and accessibility features. At TTUSD’s request, our team developed strategic phasing plans and BIM models to find the best way to approach, package and consolidate the work, and we anticipated potential constraints before they became issues in the field.
Work included abatement and demolition of three existing structures; installation of new water, sewer and gas utilities that serve the high school; and eight acres of site demolition, grading, new parking and site development. Much of this work could only be performed from May to mid-October. Trade-stacking and overtime were also needed during the “summer slam” due to the school schedule moratorium on construction. Altogether, these constraints required a great deal of coordination and collaboration.