Month: January 2014

Bailey-Harris Formally Announces Completion of Park Crossing High School in Montgomery

Auburn, AL, January 2014 – Bailey-Harris Construction Company has completed the new Park Crossing High School for Montgomery Public Schools in east Montgomery, AL. The state of the art facility is the first start up high school for Montgomery Public Schools since 1968 and serves grades 9 – 12. This is also the first high school in the rapidly expanding east side of Montgomery and is the realization of plans that began over 20 years ago by local Educators and Politicians. The $29.4 million facility covers 165,390 square feet on a 64 acre site consisting of two main buildings, a gymnasium and a full athletic complex.

The Project was bid with a fixed finish date of August 2013, dictated by the start of the 2013 – 2014 school year. Time extensions for weather delays or additional work were not an option. Additionally, all building structures were to be constructed on a non-conventional foundation system for this type of structure. The entire structure including the first level slab is an elevated structure to compensate for the issues that can result from expansive soils. The project was saddled with an abnormally high number of adverse weather days. Negative impacts on the project were also experienced on days following rain events due to the adverse soil conditions. At the mid-point of the project, weather related delays had placed the project approximately three weeks behind schedule. Despite experiencing 83 days with recordable rain events, the project was successfully completed on time by the joint efforts of Bailey-Harris and the firm’s subcontractors. Students were able to attend the new school at the start of the academic year with work still ongoing at the athletic fields which were finished in late December to officially close out the project.

In addition, Bailey-Harris was the recipient of a Merit Award for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama (ABC) for this project in the $25-50 Million Institutional category.

Bailey-Harris Announces CEO’s Appointment to Board of Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama

Auburn, AL, January 2014 – Bailey-Harris Construction Company formally announced CEO Allen Harris’ election to the position of Treasurer for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama Board of Directors. ABC is a national association that advances and defends the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and provides its members with an opportunity to succeed.

The Alabama Chapter, headquartered in Birmingham, takes pride in being an environment in which people and companies succeed based on free-enterprise principles within the free-market system. “I choose to be engaged in bettering our industry and being proactive legislatively. ABC of Alabama is doing that for us daily,” states Harris.

An organization focused on increasing productivity, driving down cost and spurring economic development, ABC couples those three measures with political action in Montgomery, Washington D.C. and in the workforce development arena to promote the construction industry. “This organization is truly the voice for contractors in Alabama and an advocate for its members. I am honored to be a member and to serve on its Board,” states Harris.

Part of ABC of Alabama’s focus on workforce development includes professional management education and an exclusive Future Leaders in Construction (FLIC) program, designed to impact the next generation of industry leaders. Held annually, FLIC is comprised of a hand-picked group of the industry’s best and brightest. Bailey-Harris was honored to have Russell Harris, Project Manager, as a member of the 2013 FLIC.

According to Allen Harris, “As Bailey-Harris continues to build legacies and surpass expectations, it is not without the hard work of many team members. Those team members not only include Bailey-Harris employees, clients and subcontractors, but also the organizations who fight to promote the construction industry as a whole, organizations such as ABC of Alabama.”

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