C.A.R.T.S - Capital Area Rural Transportation System

Taylor, Texas

The project consists of three buildings on a 1.3 acre developed site. The feature building of the project is a 1,558 square foot main station building where passengers will wait for their buses. Also included is a 2,546 square foot maintenance building and a 6,900 square foot bus storage facility. The site development consists of pedestrian canopies, parking and associated concrete paving and driveways.

Several green building techniques are incorporated into this project including a rainwater collection system to be used for irrigation and water for vehicle maintenance. Solar panels will also be located on the roof of the bus storage facility to provide ancillary power for the facility.


Bastrop Public Library

Bastrop, Texas

The Bastrop Public Library is the hub of activity for the community. Many people use the facility every day for learning and information gathering to enhance their lives. Because of the importance of the library to the community, the construction program dictated the existing facility to remain functional during the construction phase thus creating a three part construction schedule. First, construct the new 12,825 sq ft new facility for the Library to occupy. Second, renovate the existing facility and third, remove temporary structures and complete shared areas of the building.

The library is of contemporary design, with multi gabled roof structures. The interior is open with large wood trusses that create the roof design. The feature area of the bank is the circular reading room. A large community meeting room, offices and staff work areas complete the interior of the building.

ARCHITECT: HIDELL & ASSOCIATES

BUILDING SIZE: 12,825 SQ. FT.

COST: $1,500,000

CONTRACT TYPE: CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK


Lee County Law Enforcement Center

This type of jail facility has an unusual sequence of construction. The building is assembled from the inside out. After the structural slab is in place the next phase of work is the structural concrete block for the detention area. Once the block is complete, hollow core concrete slabs are placed on top of the concrete block walls which act as a roof for the detention area as well as a floor for the mechanical / attic area. Once these structural components for the detention area are complete a pre-engineered metal building and standing seam roof is assembled over the complete interior structure.

The mechanical and electrical components of this building are extensive and complex. The numerous control systems, fire alarm, intercom, detention equipment, smoke detection and the interface of all these components to provide a complete working system is an example of Gaeke Construction Project Management coordination skills.

ARCHITECT: BURNS ARCHITECTURE

BUILDING SIZE: DETENTION AREA, 29,310 SQ.FT. & OFFICE / ADMIN AREA, 8,740 SQ.FT.

COST: $8,410,000

CONTRACT TYPE: CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK


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