KS Associates has been selected by the Cleveland Municipal School District and its architects to provide civil engineering and surveying services for several K-12 projects:
A. J. Rickoff School - KS was part of the design team for A. J. Rickoff School. KS prepared the site work package including plans and specifications. The project included a 65,000-square-foot building addition on a 4.9-acre site. Challenges included meeting strict Ohio School Facilities Commission requirements and Ohio EPA sediment guidelines. Site considerations included proper vehicular circulation for buses and autos, adequate parking, safe pedestrian access, security issues, designing a landscape plan to enhance the building and the neighborhood, and providing a sports field and kindergarten playground. KS also performed a boundary and topographic survey.
Segment Two School Surveys – In addition surveying for A. J. Rickoff, KS performed boundary and topographic surveys for the renovation and/or replacement of six schools: Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School, Hannah Gibbons Elementary School, James F. Rhodes High School, Max S. Hayes High School, Miles Park School and Mound Elementary School. Preliminary mapping was issued in advance of final mapping to facilitate the design. Surveys consisted of field-run topographic and boundary surveys of the entire school parcels. Surveys were performed to meet the requirements of the school district for use in design.
Segment Five School Surveys - KS performed boundary and topographic surveys for the renovation and/or replacement of Almira Elementary School, Dunbar Elementary School and Orchard Elementary School. KS also prepared consolidation plats for the Dunbar and Orchard sites. Surveys were performed to meet the specific requirements of the Cleveland Municipal School District for use in the design of the new buildings.
Warner K-8 School - KS prepared the complete sitework package including plans and specifications. Site challenges included placing a large, 60,000-square-foot addition on a restricted, 5.8-acre site. The site had a large topographic fall in elevation. Site design considerations included proper vehicular circulation for buses and autos, adequate parking, safe pedestrian access and providing a sports field and a kindergarten playground. Because the site was larger than 5 acres, Post Construction Water Quality Guidelines had to be included in the design.
The A. J. Rickoff project was the first new school built in the Cleveland Municipal School District in 20 years. Site design met the strict requirements of the Ohio School Facilities Commission.