Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Measure I Bond Program was a highly successful effort that involved the rebuild and renovation of five schools (two of which were complete re-builds), and District-wide safety improvements at 37 District sites. In 2005, prior to Measure I, Vanir provided a comprehensive facilities master plan for the District. After more than a year of working with HUSD to provide community outreach, we recommended to place the general obligation bond on the June 2008 ballot; it passed by 72 percent majority. Vanir’s work helped pave the way for the victory.
Vanir was brought on board as the program, project and construction manager for the Bond Program.
To achieve an accelerated schedule goal, we worked with the architects to fix the construction budget from the DSA submittal documents. Subsequently, we saved the District $14 million on the budget by collaborating with its stakeholders as well as the architects and contractors to review product alternatives, value engineering and product consistencies. Construction commenced one year earlier than originally planned. The program completed below budget and ahead of schedule—to the great satisfaction of the District and community.