Klamath Union High School Academics Building
The KUHS Academics Building was a wood-framed building with unreinforced brick exterior walls. DCI did a lot of destructive investigation, which helped the engineer's identify the existing conditions in the building. Originally, the plans called for keeping a large portion of the original structure and seismically reinforcing it. After our initial assessment and preliminary budgeting, we suggested to tear down a large portion of the existing structure. We believed it was more cost effective to tear down and build new in lieu of reinforcing the existing core of the old building. This one idea saved millions of dollars for the School District. Throuogh our vast experience and knowledge in seismic upgrades and our close working relationship with ZCS and the Team, we were able to bring the project within the School District's budget. The original budget was almost 20 million, the final cost was a little over 16 million. The KUHS Academics Building was one of our most challenging projects to date. DCI self-performed all concrete framing, demolition, steel work, seismic work, and landscaping.
Klamath Falls City Schools
August 1, 2018