- Nate Scaparotti, Senior Estimator of Greenspace Construction Services
Campus International School, Downtown Cleveland’s first large-scale public school, has expanded. The Campus International School, originally sanctioned as an elementary school has now grown into a K-12 campus due to increasing enrollment and demand. The unique school, which is a public school developed by Cleveland State University (CSU) and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), provides an authorized International Baccalaureate curriculum that sets high standards for students’ academic and personal achievements. The diverse curriculum includes studies to aid in students succeeding within the global workforce. For example, students learn Mandarin beginning in kindergarten to further cognitive and communication skills. Furthermore, CIS is able to utilize CSU’s campus resources such as, recreational areas, faculty expertise, and higher level education students for tutoring and teacher aid.
In order to expand the school, the K-12 campus will now utilize the CSU Cole Center as a high school, while other grades have been moved to a different facility on campus. The Cole Center will house high school students, and also provide recreational space for the campus. As is true for most renovations, many unforeseen issues and changes compressed and originally tight schedule further. Despite unforeseen issues and schedule compression, OCP Contractors has been able to deliver quality craftsmanship through workforce availability, advanced scheduling, and detailed on-site project supervision.
When asked about his experience in working with OCP on the project, Nate Scaparotti, Senior Estimator of Greenspace Construction Services, stated “Greenspace Construction Services recently contracted OCP to perform the framing and drywall work on a fast-paced demolition and renovation project for Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Campus International High School. As with many renovations, the unknown conditions revealed themselves quickly and repeatedly; pushing our already tight construction schedule. The management team of Rodney and Danielle and the onsite supervision of Keith has been a tremendous asset in responding to changes in work, sequence and in working with us to recover lost time. OCP has been responsive and been able to increase manpower as the situation warranted. They have been quick to respond to requests for proposals and have been on top of their normal reporting and safety management. While the project is not yet complete, GCS has been pleased with OCP's performance and quality of work to date.”
The Campus International School High School will be completed in the coming weeks, and be ready to accept its first full class of high school students in the fall of 2018.