Somis New K-8 Campus
Construction Manager / GC GMP | S.L. Leonard & Associates, Balfour Beatty

In planning for their first building project in nearly 100 years, the Somis Union School District employed the trusted guidance of S.L. Leonard & Associates as Construction Manager to keep their program and budget balanced.  Recognizing our common value in advocating the Client's best interest, we were enlisted to master plan and design a new campus to take the District into another century. 

In order to meet the needs of an accelerated schedule and modest budget, a delivery method was chosen in which general contractors could be brought on board early in the design process rather than contending with the traditional low-bid environment when it is generally too late to make changes. 

Balfour Beatty was selected after schematic design was completed in order to reference their very recent experience in educational construction cost as well as comparative analysis of alternative modular building systems.  With a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) commitment in place well before the end of design, the District was able to identify and address potential gaps in their capital plan through fundraising and re-prioritizing program goals.