Peak to Peak
Aish Ahavas Yisroel Synagogue
Southeast Center for Judaism Inc.
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Client
Southeast Center for Judaism Inc.
9550 E. Belleview Ave.,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Contact: Cliff Shumway (303) 290-9655 or
Neil Olesky (303) 981-7908

Architect
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
3457 Ringsby Court, Unit 200
Denver, CO 80216
Lyle Anderson, Construction Administrator (303) 455-1366

Project Information
Use: Synagogue
Type: New Construction
Size: 20,000 SF
Original Contract Amount: $4,300,000
Project Duration: December 2007 through December 2008 Phase 1.
March 2009 through April 2009 Phase 2
Project Manager: Stan Ward
Superintendent: Greg Thompson
Method of Delivery: CM/GC

Project Address
Aish Ahavas Yisroel Synagogue
9550 E. Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Description
Ward Construction Co. was selected as the CM/GC through an interview process. Ward kept the construction on time and in budget from schematic design to construction documents.  One of the challenges for this project was the City’s delayed permit approval process which created upfront and ongoing schedule impacts yet we were still able to complete on time. In addition, Ward needed to keep the existing 10,000 sf facility (on a 2 acre site) operational while building the new 20,000 sf facility only 10 feet away. This resulted in a two-phase schedule and a flexible plan to keep their facility operational and accessible. Also, there was a significant challenge in building the high end finished Mikvah pools (which are used for religious cleansing). These pools utilized a specialized rain water collection system to fill them along with complicated construction of the immersion pools and concrete storage pits to keep the religious experience pure. The project also incorporated a full kosher kitchen. Significant components of construction included: complete site work, demo of existing building, play field, parking lots, biblical garden, playground, concrete foundation, steel frame, detail veneer brick work, extensive millwork, wood doors, EPDM roof, cement fiber board siding, drywall finished, ceramic tile, stone tile, carpet, folding panel and accordion partitions, mechanical, fire protection and electrical with a full lighting control system.

 

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