For many K-12 districts, the last day of school for students doesn’t necessarily mean the buildings are taking an extended recess. Instead, it marks the kickoff of a busy construction season that relies on superintendents, building operators, project engineers, construction managers, commissioning agents and many others to collaborate on anything from a boiler replacement to a major remodel—and have it completed in less than 12 weeks before classes are back in session.
For McKinstry, this means going the extra mile to deliver:
- Certainty—that we will deliver an exceptional project on time and on budget.
- Confidence—that operators will be trained and the building will function as intended following completion.
- Comfort—that the students and staff will be welcomed back to a building with functioning systems, adequate lighting, comfortable rooms and safe indoor air.
In the Great Lakes Region, more than 50% of the work we do is scheduled and completed during the summer season alone to help our customers minimize disruption and adhere to strict planning and occupancy deadlines. Sometimes that translates into long hours on site, including evenings and weekends, to deliver on that commitment.
“Our project manager was here from sunup to sundown and practically lived here for the summer, which was great,” reported one of our customers.
As students and faculty return to school, our construction teams complete their work on site, and take pride in knowing they have helped to provide learning environments that are cleaner, brighter, healthier and more efficient for the coming school year and beyond.