Brinkmann Constructors

For some, the idea of constructing a large facility in a tight time frame can seem impossible. But such a task is an area of specialty for Brinkmann Constructors, Project Manager Jason Marnin says. “We perform construction faster [than others],” he maintains.

The company is using those skills on its Westminster Christian Academy project in Town and Country, Mo. Brinkmann Construction is building a new, 230,000-square-foot building for the school, and renovating an 80,000-square-foot facility.

The enlarged Academy will have middle and high school wings, performing arts and science classrooms, a swimming pool, and food prep and eating areas. Brinkmann is also constructing a new, state-of-the-art football stadium with a synthetic grass turf and track, a 12-court tennis complex, and baseball and softball practice fields.

With the new space, the Academy will be able to accommodate 1,200 students. So far, “We are about 80 percent complete,” Marnin says, adding that the company is on track to meet the project’s completion date of July 31.

Up to the Task

Construction on Westminster Christian Academy was originally anticipated to start in 2008 with a 22-month schedule, Marnin says. However, circumstances led to the project being put on hold until May 2010. When work began again, Brinkmann was given only 14 months to finish the school.

In addition, “Anything in an existing building is always a challenge,” Marnin says, adding that the weather also has hindered the company’s progress.

Due to rain, the company has not yet completed the athletic fields. “We’ll be racing to do that in the next couple of months,” Marnin predicts, adding that the company also needs to complete a 30-foot retaining wall for the baseball and softball fields.

Another challenge has been constructing the new structure around the older building, Marnin says. “[It took close] coordination to get all the trades involved in getting those buildings to marry up with each other [and match],” he says, adding that he is impressed with the subcontractors’ ability to maintain schedules.

Subs’ Wonderful Impacts

All the subs have had a “wonderful impact” on the project, Marnin says. ”They have met deadlines we’ve set forth [and] have been rewarding to work with,” he says.

“I interact with them quite a bit,” Marnin says. “I get to participate in design and scheduling. Everyone has done a really good job.” Some of Brinkmann’s key partners include Nor-Vel Construction Co. Inc. and Charles E. Jarrell Contracting Company Inc.

Better Ways

Based in Chesterfield, Mo., Brinkmann has been in operation since 1984. In addition to schools, it also performs retail, office, data center, entertainment/hospitality, warehouse and multifamily projects. “By practicing value-engineering, we believe if there’s a better way, we go for it with passion, courageous leadership and creativity,” the company says.

Marnin is a 12-year veteran of Brinkmann and says the company has a firm belief in doing the right thing for its customers. “We understand the wants and desires of our clients,” he says. He predicts Brinkmann will include more school projects. “Our success with the project will transfer into the same success for the Westminster community,” he says.

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