Corinthian Colleges Opens Newest Everest Institute Campus
School starts classes in Fall, 2004 in new Fort Worth Texas facility
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - July 1, 2004 Everest Institute delivers quality education in the fields of business, computers, medicine and the law. Everest is a branch of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NasdaqNM: COCO), one of the largest for-profit postsecondary academic systems in the country. With over 52,000 students in its system, Corinthian Colleges has expanded into 21 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces since 1995. One of their newest locations is the Everest Institute campus in Ft. Worth, Texas. The new campus will offer associate of applied science degrees in medical assisting, business administration and criminal justice.
In October, 2003, Corinthian Colleges chose to locate the new institute in the first floor of a 66,000 SF building planned for Mercantile Partners in Ft. Worths Mercantile Park. Corinthian and Mercantile Partners retained Bob Moore Construction as the general contractor and Hardy McCullah/MLM Architects, Inc. to design the finish-out in conjunction with the buildings construction. In April, 2004 the building was completed, in time for classes to start in the Fall 2004 semester.
This was a design/build project that required a great deal of coordination, said Norman Coates, Project Manager for Hardy McCullah/MLM Architects. We worked closely on the design with several sub-contractors, Mercantile Partners, The Staubach Company as the tenants representative, and Bob Moore Construction.
The building was designed to include several special features needed for Everest Institute:
- The building features a large medical lab / class room, with an open area for student work tables, medical cubical curtains and patient tables to emulate operating room and treatment room environments, and a wide range of medical equipment.
- Around the institute are eight PC labs. Each lab has more than 20 student computers with monitors recessed into the desktops, and hidden network/power cabling to maximize safety and aesthetics.
- The club-styled student lounge is finished with a red / black / silver color scheme. A silver corrugated steel panel with a wave-cut design spans one wall, with large wood tiles cut in a matching wave design covering another. The room is finished with a split-finish floor design, red and black tables and chairs and vending machines.
- Other rooms include traditional class rooms, faculty offices, a break area, meeting rooms and cubicle space for administrative employees.
Corinthians deadline was critical for this project, said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction. In order to get the school ready in time for the fall semester, it was absolutely necessary that we deliver the completed facility by the contracted deadline. In spite of more than 30 days lost to weather during construction, I was very proud that our team was able to meet that deadline.
Coates was pleased with the final result. The visual presence of the building is excellent, he said. I think people were pleasantly surprised with just how good the building looks from the highway.
Working with Bob Moore Construction is always good, said Coates. We have worked together on so many projects that when challenges arise, the solutions just seem to come together. We have a good rapport with Ed McGuire, Matt Mitchell, Phillip Bell and all the people at Bob Moore.
- The building was created using tilt-up construction. The shell is comprised of 105 panels, each weighing up to 80,000 lbs.
- Construction started on 11/21/03 and even with the Christmas holidays and 30 days lost to inclement weather, was completed on schedule on 4/30/04.
- Each corner of the building showcases a two-story curtain wall of windows.
- The lobby features a curved balcony and Pantheon Greek Lido tile flooring.
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A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the TEXO / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. An industry leader in tilt-up construction, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Bob Moore Construction was also one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program in recognition of its superior safety program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of TEXO / Associated General Contractors of America, American Concrete Institute and a sustaining member of the TCA.
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