The Green Vale School
Valentine’s Lane, Old Brookville, NY
Project Capacity: General Contractor
As General Contractor, Cook & Krupa submitted and won the bid on this major educational construction project, based on our expertise in this area and knowledge of working with school boards and management, to ensure all ideas and concepts aligned to deliver functional teaching spaces that work. All elements of construction and cost were covered by the bid.
Scope of Project:
The Green Vale School, a campus of 40 acres, sought major revisions in a project that consisted of five components:
- Erect a new multi-purpose center, encompassing both a gym and function rooms.
- Redevelop an existing outdoor amphitheater, currently deteriorated and one-third the size of the space required.
- Develop a new parking lot.
- Renew the school sports field.
- Remodel the existing gym space to yield needed additional classrooms.
Challenges and Solutions:
As General Contractor, Cook & Krupa ensured all aspects of each job were known up front, and all sub-contractors were in place. A master plan and the flexibility of computerized job tracking helped us keep the flow of work on a smooth progression.
A major challenge was the fact that work needed to continue through all four seasons during 2007-8, even while more than 450 children attended classes. Diligent site safety allowed us to continue our work while ensuring all grades – pre-school through 9 – could learn and progress with a minimum of distraction.
Site coordination put our team to the test when the school gave us a limited timeframe – just the two summer months of 2008, between sessions – to turn the school’s existing gym into added classroom space. Through careful management and timing of subcontractor delivery of services, students happily found new classrooms ready for them by the fall semester.
The Green Vale School expressed high satisfaction with our work, which was completed within schedule and with minimal disruption. This was Green Vale’s second successful experience with Cook & Krupa, as we previously completed an Early Childhood Center for the school.
The experience was equally positive for the architect involved on the project, the SLAM Collaborative who has since chosen to work with Cook & Krupa on additional projects.