Cedar Rapids Community School District Educational Leadership and Support Center

2500 Edgewood NW Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Administrative Services Building for the Cedar Rapids School District boasts an impressive footprint of 170,000 square foot with a three-story vertical rising up to create the administrative facilities for the entire school district. The state-of-the-art facility was comprised of not only the normal office, board room and conference room areas but also mechanics facilities, a carpentry shop, warehousing, school bus wash and parking lots, a print shop, an amphitheater, safe rooms and several maintenance shops throughout. Price Electric was contracted to complete the lighting and power distribution systems but also the structured cabling, intrusion detection system, fire alarm system, all of the audio video systems as well as an advanced lighting control and dimming system. Of course, the facility was supplemented by a backup diesel generator power supply. With a tight deadline and difficult schedule requirements, this project put the Price Team to the test and exercise their ability to execute the extreme. We modeled in a virtual world and prefabricated the components in a controlled environment so that when we showed up on site, production happened and it happened fast. The Price Team helped to push and drive the schedule for this project and bring deadlines in on time, if not sooner, and help to make the CRCSD project a success for everyone.