Harrah K-8

Harrah, WA

Greenfield build of new wood-framed 100,000 SF K-8 school with 4 wings, a new track, and sod. Base scope was immediately revised to remove 2 ea. classrooms from 3 of the 4 wings due to funding constraints.

• Wood-framed building; subcontracted to Amos Construction. Challenges with framing tolerances meeting up with drywall/finish tolerances in some locations.
• Design challenges with the removal of 2 ea. classrooms from 3 wings, as not all drawings were properly updated. Resulted in schedule delays & additional costs that were partially compensated for.
• COVID created some delays in the summer of 2020 where entire crews would not be allowed onsite due to close contact. Overall, fairly minor COVID delays, which shows exceptional schedule performance considering the project started during the worst COVID lockdown/worker availability challenges.
• Concrete slabs were a challenge due to poor sawcutting (timing), bad wall line layout, and possibly due to concrete quality issues. These issues were exacerbated since most floors were polished concrete.
• Wood floor (gym) had water damage due to lack of flashing/sealing of one rooftop air handler unit.
• Design deficiencies created a significant amount of added work at the end of the project (especially after fire marshal inspection) that extended the schedule. Owner/Architect struggled to understand this despite clear evidence.
• Owner was not satisfied with quality of many scopes at the end of the project. Some were understandable complaints, but it became clear they treated it like a custom home. FGC spent a significant amount of time and money fixing numerous issues to attempt to satisfy the owner, including many it disagreed with being punchlist items (additional cleaning of water spots on glass which resulted in scratched glass that needed replacement, many polished concrete punchlist items, irrigation issues, etc.).






Start Date:


New Construction

99,324 sq/ft


Mount Adams School District

Loofburrow Wetch Architects P.S.