AMERICAN RENAISSANCE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
American Renaissance School in Statesville, NC needed a gymnasium built to handle the growth that the school is experiencing. An adjacent 1.5 acre lot was selected that housed a defunct home. The project required demolition, debris removal, and standard grading to develop the land to make it suitable for construction of the school gym.
Project State Date: June 2022
Project End Date: May 2023
Project Location: Statesville, NC
Project Acreage: 1.5
Project Intention: School Gymnasium
Project Customer: American Renaissance School
THE HOME FOR FUN
The chosen lot for the American Renaissance School gymnasium was formelly a home that was located downtown Statesville. The home featured a pre-landscaped lot and didn’t pose any significant challenges as far as the pre-existing land condition. Of course any lot with a home requires its own set of challenges due to the fact that there is the possibility of septic tanks and wells.
IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN
The site that was chosen for the gymnasium was in the heart of downtown Statesville, NC. When a project is in such a congested, commercial district there has to be special considerations made in order to keep the worksie safe from curious pedestrians as well as other potential problems.
Safety also has to be a large consideration as well. With heavy equipment, deconstruction, debris removal, and the whole site development process there are lots of opporunities to be done to people walking by on the street, to parked vehicles, and other nearby properties.
JL Raper has years of experience in mitigating and minimizing all risks and potential problems that can occur with site development on a downtown lot.
LAYING THE PIPE
Being the lot is a smaller lot progress progresses rather quickly. The landscaping has already led to rough-in plumbing which means the plumbing for the water supply has already begun. Laying this pipe at just the right time during the site development process is crucial.
CASTING BEDS REQUIRED
Sometimes the lot that is being built upon is small and restricted. This requires for creative solutions. For this specific job we needed to cast the walls on-site but there were no extra space to build the walls other than the foundation of the building, which didn’t provide enough space for all the walls needed. So we had to build a casting bed.
A casting bed is simply a concrete pad used to build (or cast) the walls on. Once the walls are made and placed the casting bed has to be dug up and hauled off. This solution isn’t ideal but is a far better alternative to other, more expensive options like hauling in large, heavy, concrete walls from another location.
JL Raper has experience with this type of solution and we are experts at grading for casting beds in order to minimize costs as much as possible.
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