As the second largest school district in the country, The Los Angeles Unified School District educates more than 750,000 students through 900 schools in 11 local districts. Because the latest high school in the district was built in 1973, existing schools were in much need of renovations and modernization. In addition, new facilities needed space for a growing student population.
In 2007, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) retained Heery to perform program and construction management of 139 schools located in LAUSD Region 2. The region was made up of seven high schools and numerous other feeder schools consisting of middle schools and elementary schools. The modernization contract was part of a larger bond program that today exceeds $20 billion in program funding. Funding for Region 2 projects totaled $102 million.
Heery roles included cradle to grave construction management. Services included master planning, programming, feasibility assessments, design, bid and award, construction management, and project certification. The facility improvement projects were categorized into more than 40 project types.
Key project components included: