DAY CPM Oversees Expansive Bond for Tigard-Tualatin School District
The Tigard-Tualatin School District passed a $291M bond in the fall of 2016 and turned to DAY CPM to oversee the bond program, putting together the teams that would lead the extensive effort needed to rebuild, renovate and construct schools for the 12,700 students in the district.
Joshua Dodson was tapped for Bond Program Oversight and is assisted by a bond Program Manager Debbie Pearson and a team of DAY CPM project managers, as is needed due to the long-term schedule of the bond. Work began in 2016 and is scheduled to be fully complete by the fall of 2023.
The overall project includes rebuilding three of the district’s oldest schools—Templeton ES, Twality MS, and the oldest portions of Tigard HS. In addition, classrooms are being added to Tigard and Tualatin HS and Durham Education Center, particularly to add areas for STEM curriculums. A new elementary school, Art Rutkin ES is being constructed, overall safety and security of the schools is being enhanced, and scheduled facility repairs are being completed such as new roofs and HVAC upgrades. Finally, new technology, textbooks, and a digital curriculum are being purchased to ensure the schools meet current and future technological demands.
Joshua said a highlight of the work at Tigard High School, and an example of the flexible spaces that schools are embracing, is the creation of learning steps, both inside and outside, that mimic auditorium or theater seats and can hold about 500 students to sit or stand for events or for lunch, or just to do homework or socialize. “It’s a really large space. On one end of it, you can get from the ground floor up to the second story and students are looking out towards the wide-open space that holds the cafeteria. The space can be used for so many different things.” Joshua said.
DAY CPM worked with three major design firms, Bassetti Architects, Bora Architects, and IBI Group for the major builds and smaller design firms DECA Architecture and Oh Planning + Design, for more of the renovation work. Construction firms Triplett Wellman Construction, and P&C Construction have been responsible for most of the construction put in place. Small works construction firms Inline Commercial Construction, Fortis Construction, Benchmark Contracting, and Portland Road and Driveway Company round out the list of const
With such a large group of partners, communication is essential which is where Joshua’s leadership comes in. He has more than 22 years of experience working on K12 bond programs, and particularly bond management. In his role overseeing the bond work, he makes sure the teams are functioning well and that the clients are happy with the work. “I make sure we are managing well to set the bond up for success. I was boots on the ground for many years on school projects so I’m able to assess and see quickly where adjustments need to be made and I can provide advice and support for the teams,” he said.
To date, $252M of work has been delivered on time and on budget with the new build of Rutkin Elementary School slated to be the final piece of the bond project.