Rii has been serving as the Construction Manager for the Newark City Schools since 2005 as a part of the District-wide Facilities Improvement Program.
During that time, the Rii Project Team has managed the design and construction of four new elementary schools, additions and renovations to an existing elementary school, construction of two new middle schools, and renovations and additions to an existing middle school. All facilities have been completed according to the initial program schedule, and more than 70 percent of total awarded contracts have gone to Newark based trade contractors.
The Rii Project Team is currently managing the construction of the remaining District facilities, including additions and renovations to two existing elementary schools and additions and renovations to Newark High School. With a total Master Plan cost of $144 million and $5 million in locally funded initiatives, the program is currently $6 million under the OSFC’s master plan budget.
Of particular complexity and difficulty, the Newark High School project consists of 12 individual buildings situated on a campus style facility. The master plan calls for the abatement and demolition of five of the existing buildings, the renovation of the remaining buildings and more than 140,000 SF of additions. Rii is managing this program while the high school campus stays occupied with students. Results include minimal disruption to the Newark City Schools educational program while optimizing the project schedule for this facility.
- Phase I - 2009
- Phase II - 2012