Building a New Alternative High School
The former Riverside Continuation High School not only has a brand new building, but it also has a new name. As part of the Pittsburg Unified School District in Pittsburg, CA, the new Black Diamond High School opened its doors to students in time for the start of the new 2012 school year. It is an alternative school that serves students in grades 9-12 that are ages 16 to 18 years old.
The old Riverside High School building was in a deteriorated state when the decision was made to totally replace the structure with a new 34,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. The contractor for the project was Broward Builders, Inc. and the architect was California Design West. The building was engineered by Buehler and Buehler Structural Engineers. Conco was brought in to provide concrete services on the new structure.
The project was completed in slightly under a year from the groundbreaking in August of 2011. The construction team worked diligently throughout the project to effectively meet all timelines and to stay on budget. According to California Design West, the new campus features a steel framed building and walls that are a brick/CMU veneer. There is a large, enclosed courtyard tastefully landscaped and clerestory windows in the breezeway.
In total, the building has 19 general classrooms and two special education rooms, an up-to-date media center, and a large multipurpose/cafeteria complete with a prep kitchen. Furthermore the new school was provided with a designated area for a child development program with its own outdoor playground. Conco recognizes that while this was not one of our large-sized or well-known projects, we are proud of our continued commitment to provide exemplary concrete services that enhance and benefit our communities.
Conco’s team of professional concrete contractors in the Portland area brings the highest level of integrity and principles to each project from pre-construction to finish. With the rapidly growing construction market, Conco is taking an active role in the Portland area with our expansion of high-quality commercial concrete services.