William F. Halloran School No. 22
Project: William F. Halloran School No. 22
Epic’s Role: Construction Manager
Construction Costs: $44.5 million
The New William F. Halloran School No. 22, in Elizabeth N.J. is a newly completed 4 story 144,386 square foot Elementary School constructed to serve over 900 2nd thru 8th grade students. This New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) project, which was designed and constructed utilizing the NJSDA Design/ Build contract form of Contract, had a Contract Award cost of $44,456,800. The project was constructed in an urban neighborhood consisting of a blend of commercial, industrial, and high density housing, with a nearby park. The actual school site is on a former baseball field, adjacent to the existing William Halloran Elementary School which borders New Jersey Turnpike Interchange No. 13 at the foot of the Goethals Bridge. The building features Classrooms, Administration areas, Gymnasium with Locker Rooms, Cafeteria with full Kitchen, Art Rooms, Music, Instrumental and Choir Rooms, Multipurpose Room with stage, emergency generator and an exterior paved play area adjacent to a new fully fenced soccer field. This new artificial turf soccer field was installed over 1 of 2 newly constructed underground retention areas.
Epic Management, Inc. responsibilities as the Construction Manager/ Advisor to provide full time Design Build Construction Management Services spanned from limited pre-construction phase activities, through the construction phase and to the overall completion and closeout of the project. As the project progressed into the construction phase, Epic instituted a series of project controls to ensure that there would be proactive, not reactive, responses to all project issues. There were also additional controls that were added or amplified as the project progressed to maintain the delivery of a successful project in time for the school to open as planned.