New elementary school campus
In the summer of 2013, Blach completed Alisal Union School District's new, 850 student Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary School in the Monte Bella Development of Salinas, California. Blach teamed with Salinas-based design firm NTD-HBFL Architecture to build the school.
The 52,000 s.f. new school is located adjacent to Salinas City Park at 1300 Tuscany Boulevard and includes seven buildings. Construction took place between March 2012 and June 2013.
The team used Virtual Design & Construction, BIM and Lean construction methods to expedite the schedule. In addition to virtually modeling the entire project to detect and prevent challenges from occuring in the field, Blach performed pull planning techniques for the project schedule, working backwards from the project finish to groundbreaking. This allowed the team to identify the proper sequence and constraints for all construction activities, always looking forward and planning ahead for future milestones, streamlining the schedule and reducing costs.