Kaechele Elementary School

West Area Elementary School No. 9 – 5680 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059, Henrico County, Virginia

Project Description

This project consisted of a new two-story Elementary School building of approximately 78,400 square feet to accommodate 750 students, administrative and teaching staff.

Building construction features included masonry and steel bearing structure, completer mechanical and electrical systems. Exterior features included brick veneer, metal siding, standing seam metal roofing, storefront, aluminum windows and two-story curtain wall systems. The work also includes related site work, demolition of an existing house, landscaping, 2,942sy light-duty paving and 2,800sy heavy-duty paving.

The project is designated for LEED Silver Certification.

Project Details

Contract Value: $12,867,325.00

Total change orders: 19

Final contract amount: $12,975,042.22

NTP: July 26, 2011

Substantial completion: July 2, 2013

LD’s assed: $000.00

Contract Type:  Design-bid build


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Additional Project Information


Major Subcontractors/Suppliers

Central Concrete, Breedlove Masonry, Bohling Steel, DES, Row-Mic Construction, Architectural Products of VA, F. Richard Wilton Jr., The Tile Shop, Stafford Systems, BraRon Corp, Thyssenkrupp Elevator, Sentry Fire Protection, Harris Heating & Plumbing, Siemens Industry, Hazzard Electrical Corp, CSI, Vulcan Materials Company, Liquid and Hawthorne Landscaping.


Key Personnel

Project Manager: Gene Campbell

Superintendent: Ernie Lumpkin


Work Performed by Southwood

Site work:  10%

Carpentry:  0.26%

Project and construction management services:  2.4%

Cast-in-place concrete:  3.4%

Masonry:  11%

Structural and miscellaneous steel:  9%

Metal and flat roofing:  4%

Glass and glazing:  4%



Henrico County Public Schools

406 Dabbs House Road

Richmond, VA 23223-4819




1840 West Broad Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23220