Roseville High School Addition

Location:Roseville, MN
Contractor:Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Architect:LSE Architects, Inc.
Engineer:Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. (ERA)
Owner:Roseville Area Schools ISD #623

Wells Concrete is working with the design team on this school renovation project that is part of Roseville Area Schools’ long-range facilities plan funded by a $145 million bond referendum.

This phase of the project is focusing on the new school entrance and performing arts center, when complete, improvements will include:

– Adding classrooms to accommodate an additional 300 students
– Replacing all science labs in new addition/converting existing labs to classroom space
– Renovating special education areas to align with student needs
– Renovating all career & technical education areas
– Renovating music rooms and media center
– Creating flexible learning areas for students
– Adding a new secure vestibule including office modifications
– Adding a new auditorium and support spaces for student and community use
– Renovating existing auditorium for lecture and music performance
– Expanding cafeteria/new student commons area
– Upgrading/repairing existing gym areas
– Converting two practice fields to synthetic turf for student and community use
– Relocating tennis (new courts, lighting, fencing, etc.)
– Revising traffic patterns and parking lot to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety

Wells is currently in week four for installation of the precast components used in the project including architectural wall panels that boast a mix of waterwash, acid etch and sandblast finishes.  We provided more than 50,000 sq. ft. of precast for the addition, this include hollowcore plank.  Combining the savings from the construction budget with those in the long-term operating budgets produces a dramatic advantage. A precast concrete system is estimated to save between 5 and 8 percent of overall costs during the school’s lifetime compared to a similar masonry. Precast’s just-in-time delivery and its array of efficiencies create a speed advantage that grows throughout the construction process, saving costs and meeting deadlines. The use of precast concrete can cut one third off the required timetable. building.

ProductPiece #Sq. Ft.
Hollowcore14711,988
Architectural Insulated Wall10340,230
Architectural Solid Wall4256
Totals25452,474

For more information on this project, please contact Rick Ostgard.