Cornerstone was selected by the Alaska Court System as Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the design and construction of a renewed Boney Courthouse, a 143,000 facility originally built in 1973. Cornerstone joined ACS and a design team led by Kumin Associates just after the 65% Design Development phase and immediately engaged in Pre-construction Services, including multi-method estimating and rigorous value engineering, to achieve budget alignment, complete the design, and prepare an action plan for a complex demolition and abatement process that allowed the courthouse to function continuously throughout 38 months of construction.
The renovated courthouse features a new holding cell area with a fully remodeled control room, a new prisoner transfer elevator, seven fully remodeled courtrooms, a remodeled library, a new mezzanine with custom circular stair and railing, updated security card reader and CCTV system, fully remodeled lobby area with custom sound and lighting system for public events, a new security screening area, new structural reinforcement of existing concrete grade beams and shear walls, a new security system integrated with the Nesbett Courthouse and ACS’s Snowden Building, remodeled offices on four of six floors, upgraded Alaska Supreme Court offices, and additional record storage facilities with both motorized and manual shelving systems. Site work included rerouted utilities to the building, restoration of the existing landscaping, and movement of the main building entrance from the west to the south side of the building.
This project required the site team to work around the clock (night and day shifts) in a secure facility with areas that had to remain operational and secure 24/7. Cornerstone’s team of more than 50 subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors worked collaboratively and completed the project on time and on budget.
This project earned the 2015 AGC of Alaska Award for Meeting the Challenge of a Job, Over $15,000,00 – Vertical Construction.