“Thank you for being a great partner in modernizing Canyon High. The response from the students and the community was overwhelmingly positive. We are so proud to have beautiful state-of-the-art facilities for our students to enrich their learning.”
President, Orange Unified School District Board of Education
The scope of the Canyon High School Campus Modernization involves a new 61,000 SF STEM building that houses 12 science labs, 12 classrooms, student services, and administrative offices. Construction also involves the conversion of the existing administration building into a new student food services and kitchen facility, new entry at the multi-purpose building, student parking lot and drop-off expansion, campus infrastructure upgrades, and general ADA upgrades across the campus.
The Gafcon, Inc. team managed to find savings in excess of $1.5 million for the District through strategic planning and creative value engineering. For example, by suggesting the use of ConXtech, a modular steel framing system, the team was able to save $500K in material costs and inspections, as well as a reduction to the construction schedule of approximately six weeks. The team also recommended bid packages be reduced from four separate packages and combined into a single package. This resulted in cost savings for the bid preparation, contractor general conditions, and overhead. It also allowed the project to have one major general contractor instead of four separate general contractors on the site.
In another instance, the team suggested the use of a temporary modular kitchen facility instead of providing a temporary modular building to house the school’s administrative staff, resulting in a cost savings of approximately $900K. The administration staff moved from their existing building into the new STEM Building, thus eliminating one moving cost of approximately $45K.