KBS constructed this new 1-story, 11,444 square foot addition to the existing YMCA Shady Grove facility. The scope included the construction of a new natatorium and renovations to create a new family locker room, steam room, sauna, youth room, massage room, music rooms and fitness area expansion.
The work occurred while the facility remained open to the members. Site logistics were particularly challenging as it was critical to delineate the construction operations and access from member usage. It was specifically important to allow access for the materials to be delivered to construction areas inside of the building without disrupting the members. We were able to provide this access by pre-planning with the YMCA’s executive director and laying out where to install dust partitions and temporary access doors. By placing these doors and walls in the proper areas before work began, we kept construction workers’ foot traffic and material deliveries away from the YMCA members and staff. Finally, it was important to keep the YMCA management informed of our scheduling and work progress. This communication allowed them to keep their members and staff up to date on our operations. When the members and staff were informed of our schedule and phasing they were very comfortable with the construction operations.
KBS's preconstruction estimating and scheduling provided feedback to the scope and quality of the project to assure we would complete the project under budget before we started construction. As we faced challenges that renovations can bring, KBS always had cost-effective options to help us find solutions. KBS was a valuable team member from beginning to end of the project and never lost focus on serving the best interests of the YMCA of Greater Richmond.