Schriever, LA

Fletcher Technical Community College

DDG was an integral team member with Thompson Construction Company who completed construction on the 99,420 SF main campus building. This project was a design build delivery method encompassing 32-acres of land. The building includes a new library, academic resource learning center, numerous computer labs, student commons, a community meeting room, classrooms and labs for arts and sciences, business programs, drafting and design, and integrated production technologies.

Our team was awarded the project in January 2011. Plans were issued for permitting in June 2011, and construction was completed in June 2012. To complete construction on time, the design was completed in three phases. The civil site package was issued first and work on the site began shortly after the contract for construction was signed. The foundation package was issued next. This allowed the contractor to drive piles, pour footings and grade beams, and pour the slab while building design and permitting was in progress. The final package issued was the building package. DDG worked hand in hand with the owner and contractor during the building design phase to make design decisions in a timely manner to keep the project on track. Coordination of the building’s systems was a key factor in the success of the project and included numerous items: electronic door locking and access, special requirements in the music, art, and science labs, computer networking and lab requirements, video surveillance system, library book security system, audio notification system, building signage, food service, and furniture/equipment layouts.

This project also went through the LEED checklist as per LCTCS standards.