Dikita has provided program and project management for numerous bond projects at the Fort Worth ISD. Of these many projects there are three recently completed schools that represent similar solutions to those of the Church. The Westpark Elementary School (80,000 SF – $15M) was constructed on a very tight site adjacent to a residential neighborhood with limited access that had to be shared with the residents. Van Zandt Guinn Elementary (67,000 SF – $14M) and Washington Heights Elementary (60,000 SF – $12M) are both two story projects with limited budgets that were built on the same property and adjacent to operating schools. Both are sensitive to their surrounding neighborhood and are built to last 50 years while providing savings utilizing energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems.
Dikita provided design and construction oversight while providing coordination between the District, the design team, and the contractor. This includes oversight of the schedule, budget, quality assurance, cost estimates, design and constructability document review, and acquisition of the close out documents. We also participated in the effort of keeping the neighborhood informed of the project design and status.
Dikita’s management of the $593.6M FWISD 2007 Bond Program was completed on time and under budget, saving $90M to move forward for additional projects.
The services included District-wide security and technology upgrades, District wide Pre-Kindergarten, nearly 300 classrooms additions, new kitchens and school cafeterias, two new elementary schools, new field houses, Wi-Fi study areas and renovations to bring facilities into compliance with accessibility standards. Also included – a Performing and Fine Arts Academy, and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy.
Dikita’s scope of services included design management, construction management, project controls, close-out and post construction management. We also provide management of the procurement process for all consultants and the review of A/E design and bid packages.