Wright Brothers joined Forces with CTA Architects Engineers to coordinate over 30 subcontractors to construct St. Ignatius, the first newly constructed Catholic School in Idaho in over 55 years.
The team build the state-of-the-art, 10-acre, 56,000 sq. ft. school for pre-K to eighth-grade students in one year and 10 days — on time and within budget. Over 40,000 labor hours were logged on the project with zero lost time incidents and no OSHA violations.
Time and budget were major challenges on the project. Coordinating with the Diocese of Boise, Holy Apostles Church, and its congregation required attentive communication to address and prioritize all parties’ concerns.
Thanks to careful planning, the team was able to close out portions of the school weeks before the turnover to the owner, enabling a seamless transition from construction to takeover of the property by the school’s maintenance personnel. This attentiveness to the design and budget allowed the school’s owners to incorporate an additional $150,000 worth of items midway through construction, including bleachers fro the gymnasium, additional security features, and higher-quality products than originally bid. These items were addressed early in teh design phase as value-added items that, at the owners’ choosing, could be included based on the overall budget.