Dikita\\Vanir, a joint venture, is providing program management services for Dallas Independent School District’s 2015 Bond Program. It is the first time in history that this District has awarded program management services to a minority-led team. The $1.6 billion districtwide program is addressing renovations, additions and new facility needs for educational, administrative and athletic facilities. Our scope of work at each campus includes the pre-design, design, procurement, construction, closeout and warranty phases.
The joint venture team is managing Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the program, totaling $464 million in construction costs. This work consists of renovations and additions at 5 high schools, 3 middle schools and 6 elementary schools; including a secondary magnet school.
Dikita\\Vanir is leading the effort for the District for developing and implementing K-8 conversions on three existing campuses.
Tornado results in two additional “aggressive” projects
In October 2019, three district buildings were hit by a tornado. Two were catastrophic losses and one was deemed a partial loss. The joint venture team was retained to provide program management services for the addition/renovation of a damaged high school; and a complete rebuild of a new PK-8 school.
The highly visible and aggressive project will require close coordination in order to meet an August 2022 opening date.