The Asheville School developed a capital improvements plan to prepare for growth and improve existing facilities, with the first project being the expansion and renovation of the Rodgers Memorial Gymnasium. The Asheville School selected Carter to provide program management services to bring the project in on time and within budget.
The Carter team began by establishing a project budget and schedule. At the start, the initial pricing quoted by the selected construction manager exceeded the budget. Carter suggested changing the project delivery method to a hard-bid process, resulting in a significant reduction in the hard construction costs, from approximately $8.4 million to $5.2 million.
For this project, Carter also coordinated the design and construction, and the work of the owner’s independent consultants and vendors, including the selection and purchase of FF&E During the process, Carter proposed an alternate phasing method to utilize temporary facilities that was more convenient than the original plans and saved the school nearly $90,000, enabling the school to purchase two adjacent residential facilities that are used for faculty housing.