Higher Education

Alamo Colleges Northeast Lakeview and Northwest Vista Campuses

Due to careful management and diligent oversight, the Broaddus & Associates team assisted Alamo Colleges in saving over $4M on the Northeast Lakeview College campus projects, and over $2M on the Northwest Vista College campus projects. In addition, our knowledge and experience in alternate delivery methods enabled the campuses to be completed one year earlier than they would have with traditional design and construction methods. In 2005, Bexar County voters approved a bond proposal to support the growing Alamo Colleges (formerly Alamo Community College District) student population.

In anticipation of the bond election, Alamo Colleges selected Broaddus & Associates as a consultant to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for district-wide campus expansion. The joint venture of Broaddus & Associates and Project Control (B+PC) was selected to become the program manager for new construction of the $125M Northeast Lakeview College, and $106M in additions and renovations to Northwest Vista College. The campuses consist of fine arts buildings, performing arts centers, academic buildings, libraries, learning centers, gymnasium additions and student commons buildings. In addition, the campuses include all infrastructure necessary to support these facilities including roads, parking, physical plants, maintenance facilities, water, wastewater, stormwater and retention ponds.

Due to accurate control of cost estimates, the program was delivered within budget. This was an incredible achievement, since Alamo Colleges’ bond issue passed when construction costs were experiencing double-digit inflation for building materials and labor. The traditional low-bid project delivery method risked being over budget and behind schedule. Broaddus & Associates suggested the Construction Manager at-Risk alternate project delivery method, which would require a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) quote from the contractor. This resulted in the fastest  delivery ever of a higher-education bond program in Texas.