Project Description

R.M. Chin provided Project Management assistance to Chicago Public Schools’ Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language construction project. This school is a 105,177-square-foot, three-story masonry and steel-frame building serving students from prekindergarten through eighth grade. R.M. Chin strove to minimize interruptions during school hours as much as possible.

Responsibilities included:

  • Construction observation to ensure compliance with contract documents
  • Preparing reports, enforcing quality assurance, as well as maintaining the construction schedule
  • Oversight of commission and close-out

Site work included:

  • Concrete foundations, an envelope consisting of unit masonry, aluminum window walls, and storefront
  • Roofing (including green roof area)
  • Interior areas, masonry walls and patrons, resilient, terrazzo, and tile floors
  • Construction included classrooms, library, gym, warming kitchen, and dining facilities, as well as administration areas
  • Landscaping, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and standard elementary school finishes and amenities

This building achieved LEED “Silver” certification.