After almost 40 years, Boca Raton Community High School, Boca
Raton, Fla., no longer could accommodate students—more space
was needed for classrooms and school functions. In addition, the
school's buildings, which were prone to flooding because of their
low-lying locations in Boca Raton, were in poor shape. Roof system
leaks were common, and mold had plagued the school. The school
district, therefore, created plans to build a new campus.
But the school district did not want to close the school during
construction, so the project was completed in three phases to
minimize disruption of the school. During phase one, some new
buildings were built around the existing campus; the existing
buildings were torn down during phase two; and the new buildings
were finished during phase three. The area where the existing
campus stood was replaced with an outdoor courtyard.
Boca Raton Community High School, Boca Raton,
Because of the project's unique progression, Trans Coastal
Construction Co., West Palm Beach, Fla., which was brought into the
project by general contractor Centex-Rooney Construction,
Plantation, Fla., had to pay particularly close attention to the
schedule. The roofing contracting company's work began in June
2002—during phase one—and consisted of installing roof
systems on six new buildings. The company returned to the job site
in September 2003—during phase three—to finish roof
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