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Brookwood High School Construction Continues By Cindy Riley CEG CORRESPONDENT

Construction is under way at the new Brookwood High School near Tuscaloosa, Ala. Planning for the $34 million school began years ago, and is slated to open in January 2014. “The new Brookwood High School will consist of four buildings that will contain classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, a career tech center and administrative offices,” said Sharon May project manager and estimator of construction manager Hall-Taylor Construction Co. Inc. “The buildings are one and two story slab-on-grade structures with CMU walls and brick facades.” The project is being constructed on a roughly 75-acre site just east of the existing Brookwood Elementary School on Alabama Highway 216. The land, of varying topography, contained heavy vegetation consisting of small pine trees and undergrowth. Most of the larger tress had been removed during logging activities several years ago. Cuts of up to 30 ft. (9.1 m) and fills to 20 ft. (6.1 m) were required to prepare the site for construction. A new four- lane access road and a two-lane perimeter road have been constructed to provide access to and around the new school. Site work construction began in February 2012. Construction on the buildings began in late July 2012. RaCON performed the site clearing and demolition, grading, paving and site utilities. “For the site clearing and demo, we used Caterpillar 330 and 345 excavators and Euclid and Volvo off-road trucks,” said Chris Poling, project manager of RaCON Inc. “The grading was accomplished with Cat 631E and 631G scrapers pushed by Cat D9L and D9N dozers. The site utilities were installed with Cat 328 LCR and 314 LCR excavators with Cat IT38 loader and tool carriers and D3/D4 dozers in support and backfilling. With the negligible profit margins available in today’s economy, the correct fleet of equipment for the job at hand means everything. An unbalanced fleet can break a job in short Crews spread topsoil at the site.

Cuts of up to 30 ft. (9.1 m) and fills to 20 ft. (6.1 m) were required to prepare the site for construction.

order.” One of the main challenges on the project involved constructing the roadway. “We had to place large fills in areas that were previously wetland and bottom land. This involved careful timing to enter these areas during the driest part of the year, as well as the use of under drain, geotextile fabrics and using the proper soil types for the fill.” The weather also has played a factor. “It seemed that, starting in December, the rain pattern was relentless,” said Poling. “It hampered production greatly.” According to May, building construction began with Building C, which is a one- story career tech center and will contain the ROTC, welding lab, agri-business classrooms, kitchen lab and health sciences. The exterior shell is near completion, with windows currently being installed. An HVAC duct is being run along with plumbing lines and sprinkler system. Sheetrock is being installed, with first block fill and finish coat being applied to block walls. The metal roof system is currently being installed on see BROOKWOOD page 2

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An arsenal of machines ready for work at the Brookwood High School site.

The grading was accomplished with Cat 631E and 631G scrapers pushed by Cat D9L and D9N dozers.

Growing Population Stresses Need for New High School BROOKWOOD from page 1 for concrete screeding; an Allen Engineering Building B, exterior brick is being laid and MSP 460 ride on trowel machine for finishinterior rough-in of the mechanical and elec- ing concrete slab; and Multiquip walk trical systems is in progress. Decking on the behind trowels to complete the concrete slab. “The biggest challenge with a project like metal trusses and laying out interior walls has started on Building A, future home of the this is the coordinating between contractors to keep everything flowing smoothly,” said administrative offices. Building D will contain the cafeteria, two Hollingshead. “With so many trade contracgymnasiums, and choral and band rooms. tors involved with the project and each one’s The band room will double as a safe room work depending on another, coordination of with cast–in-place concrete walls. the construction process is very important. Underground electrical and mechanical We have also had a significant amount of rough in, footing and piers are in progress. rainfall at the site this winter and the majoriThe metal building for the gymnasium is on site and erection was scheduled to begin the first week of June. There are approximately 125 workers on site daily Monday through Friday. Weather delays result in occasional weekend work. General contractors on the project include WAR Construction, Guthrie Landscaping, Sobcon Concrete Contractors, Xcel Masonry, F.L. Crane, Rice Floor & Tile, Price-McGiffert Paint Contractors, Ala-Temp Corporation, Jimmy Hall Plumbing, Marathon Electrical and Channell Communications. Crews clear vegetation at the site. “Sobcon Concrete is responsible for the cast-in-place concrete construc- ty of the spring. Rain is particularly troubletion for the project,” said Sobcon Concrete some when working to get the building out Project Engineer Josh Hollingshead. “This of the ground.” WAR Construction of Tuscaloosa is includes concrete foundations, slabs on grade, cast-in-place concrete walls and ele- responsible for the structural steel, metal roof trusses, metal building, millwork, aluvated slabs on metal deck.” Sobcon Concrete began work on the proj- minum windows, metal roof panels, specialect in mid-September 2012. Equipment used ty items, gym equipment, kitchen equipment includes a Kubota U35 mini excavator for and elevator work. “We are furnishing and erecting roughly light excavation; a John Deere 310K backhoe for moderate excavation; a John Deere 400 tons of structural steel and 115 tons of 120 trackhoe for deep excavation; a Cat bar joist,” said Robert Jamison, project man257B skid steer for moving fill and base ager of WAR. “The structural steel for this material; a CopperHead XD 3.0 laser screed project will serve as the main structure for

three of the four buildings on site. It will also support the metal roof trusses and metal roof system for each building. Our subcontractor is using a crane to erect the steel. Our metal truss sub is using a boom truck and lull to set the metal trusses. Coordination between other trade contractors is a big concern. You have to stay in daily communication with the other trade contractors on site.” David Sellers, director of operations and construction of the Tuscaloosa County School System, said the new structure is long overdue. “The new Brookwood High School is needed for several reasons. The current school is at capacity and expected to grow over the next several years. It is more than 50 years old and much of the infrastructure is outdated in terms of technology and current teaching methodologies.” There are currently approximately 980 students enrolled at Brookwood High. The new school can accommodate 1,400 students with the potential to add classrooms that would allow the number to

Crews install fill over geotextile fabric.

increase to 1,600. The old Brookwood High School building will be used as another middle school. The new facility, designed by Ellis Architects, will be paid for by a countywide one-cent sales tax. According to Sellers the new high school is 210,000 sq. ft. (19,509.6 sq m), 65,000 sq. ft. (6,038.7 sq m) larger than the existing school. Its architectural style reflects the industrial and mining businesses in the community. Walter Energy donated the land to build the new school, and is located behind the current high school. The new Brookwood High will serve northeast Tuscaloosa County, and will include instructional areas for vocational trades and core curriculum components and feature a technology-heavy library. The new road connecting the school and Brookwood Middle School will be named George Richmond Parkway, in honor of the former President and COO of Jim Walter Resources. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at CEG

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‘The Yellowhammer State’ Highway Project Lettings

The Alabama State Department of Transportation received bids for transportation-related improvement projects. Following is a list of some of the projects let. County: Baldwin Contract ID: 20130125001 Project: Constructing the grade, drain, base, pave, signs and bridges on I-10 Interchange at CR-68 with connector to Baldwin Beach Express. Distance: 1.084 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • McInnis Construction LLC — $10,577,901 • John G. Walton Construction Company Inc. — $10,764,742 • Hosea O. Weaver & Sons Inc. — $10,969,411 • Newell Roadbuilders Inc. — $11,492,577 • W. S. Newell & Sons Inc. — $11,537,655 • Tanner Inc. — $12,825,727 • Eutaw Construction Company Inc. — $13,530,671 • Summit Industries L.L.C. — $13,776,186 • Gulf Equipment Corporation — $14,514,249 • Ammons Blackmon JV — $15,588,018 County: Cleburne Contract ID: 20130125002 Project: Constructing the additional lanes (grade, drainage, pavement, lighting and signing) on I-20 from SR-46 in Heflin to west of the Tallapoosa River. Distance: 4.290 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • C. W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. — $29,029,976 • McCartney Construction Company Inc. & Apac MidSouth Inc. JV — $29,625,677 County: Mobile Contract ID: 20130125004 Project: Constructing the planing, resurfacing and traffic stripe on I-65 from north of SR-158 (MP 13.648) in Saraland to north of SR-13 (U.S.-43) (MP 19.988). Distance: 6.340 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Hosea O. Weaver & Sons Inc. — $7,031,707 • John G. Walton Construction Company Inc. — $7,628,389 • Mobile Asphalt Company LLC — $7,805,391 County: Dallas Contract ID: 20130125005 Project: Constructing the bridge and culvert replacement and approaches on SR 8 (U.S. 80) (WBR) at Mud Creek Relief west of Browns and Kendricks Branch near Massillion. Distance: 1.256 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Carcel & G. Construction LLC — $2,771,984

• Alabama Bridge Builders Inc. — $2,798,397 • Scott Bridge Company Inc. — $3,099,218 County: Limestone Contract ID: 20130125019 Project: Constructing the resurfacing and traffic stripe on Lucas Ferry Road from SR-99 to Sanderfer Road and on Sanderfer Road from Lucas Ferry Road to SR-3 (U.S.-31) in Athens. Distance: 5.039 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Joe Keenum Excavation & Construction Inc. — $886,525 • Reed Contracting Services Inc. — $1,023,342 • Wiregrass Construction Company Inc. — $1,053,796 County: Cullman Contract ID: 20130125022 Project: Constructing the bridge replacement and approaches on SR-91 at the Broglen River northeast of Hanceville. Distance: 0.707 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Dement Construction Company LLC — $4,160,279 • Riley Bridge Company Inc. — $4,208,805 • Scott Bridge Company Inc. — $4,436,865 • Alabama Bridge Builders Inc. — $4,639,556 • Highways Inc. — $4,744,789 • Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc. — $4,780,042 • HRI Bridge Corporation — $4,864,054

• Jones Brothers Inc. — $4,874,113 • R. R. Dawson Bridge Company LLC — $4,949,835 County: Tuscaloosa Contract ID: 20130125032 Project: Constructing the slide repair on SR-6 (U.S.-82) 0.7 miles west of Box Creek west of Tuscaloosa. Distance: 0.217 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Tomlin Construction LLC — $1,314,364 • Newell Roadbuilders Inc. — $1,370,919 • Carcel & G. Construction LLC — $1,532,685 • Chilton Contractors, Inc. — $1,563,250 • W. S. Newell & Sons Inc. — $1,678,071 • Holliday Construction LLC — $1,699,917 • John G. Walton Construction Company Inc. — $2,077,087 • Veterans Landscaping Company Inc. — $3,063,914 County: Jefferson Contract ID: 20130125050 Project: Constructing the planing, widening, resurfacing, loop detectors and traffic stripe on SR-75 from Huffman Road to south of Fox Hill Road (MP 1.9030 to MP 4.930) south of Center Point. Distance: 3.0 mi. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Apac Mid-South Inc. — $1,635,683 • Good Hope Contracting Company Inc. — $1,858,928 • Dunn Construction Company Inc. — $1,962,879

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The Komatsu PC490LC-10 provides more power, improved operator comfort and reduced fuel consumption. The excavator experts at Komatsu can help you complete jobs more quickly, while lowering your fuel and maintenance costs. t Efficient Komatsu Tier 4 Interim engine and advanced hydraulic system maximize productivity while providing up to 5% lower fuel consumption. t Increased lift capacity with a larger machine design and a reinforced undercarriage t Komatsu CARE provides complimentary Tier 4 maintenance, including KDPF exchange filters. Contact your Komatsu distributor for details. Alabama Dolthan 334-678-1832 334-678-1598 Birmingham 205-591-2131 205-592-7581

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Montgomery 334-288-6580 334-288-6584

Alabaster 205-621-2489 205-621-2488

Decatur 256-355-0305 256-355-0311

Anniston 256-831-2440 256-835-0981

Pensacola 850-505-0550 850-505-0551

Forest Park 404-366-0693 404-366-9688

Savannah 912-330-7500 912-330-7490

Augusta 706-798-7777 706-798-3237

Columbus 706-562-1801 706-562-9897

Mobile 251-457-8991 251-457-6003

Birmingham 205-591-8327 205-592-7685

Tuscaloosa 205-752-0621 205-752-1948

Shoals Area 251-275-4159 205-383-5566

Florida Panama City 850-763-4654 850-785-3279

Georgia Kennesaw 678-354-5533 678-354-5577

Hoschton 706-654-9850 706-654-9856

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