Education 2018-05-22T19:23:45+00:00

EDUCATION

Recent Education Projects

ALAMOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Alamosa High School – Grandstand Modifications
Grandstands were modified by cutting benches and floor for new stairs, dry wall and framing, added concrete, installed new aluminum handrails, moved electrical conduit, painted and added a new door to the press box for access from the gym.
Ortega Middle School – Parking Lot Replacement & Security Upgrades
Removed old and installed new sidewalks, valley pans and concrete paving to improve drainage for the teacher parking lot.  Installed retaining wall and handicap ramp with handrails along the baseball field and auxiliary gym.  Security upgrades involved limited reconfiguration of main office to create controlled access, door replacements, new signage, enhanced site lighting, added a new access gate and a new digital message board/monument sign.

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY
Music Building HVAC Upgrade
Project consisted of retrofitting a new VRF cooling system and updating the existing heating system.  Challenges included very limited space for the new equipment, fire rating the system and meeting a tight work schedule.
East Campus Renovation
Renovated approximately 56,000 square feet on three different buildings for expanding and upcoming programs while only one building was unoccupied.  Project included ADA accommodations, a biomechanics lab and Plachy Hall Dry Lockers. Was value engineered to find successful cost reductions.
Greenhouse
General contractor for the construction of an aluminum framework greenhouse on campus.  Worked closely with staff and was able to provide the greenhouse desired within the University’s budget.
Plachy Hall Pool Renovation
Renovation consisted of demolishing existing tile and pool bottom.  New water inlets, pool controller, chemical injection systems, tile, plaster finishes, starting blocks, window, ADA chair and water fountain were installed.  Re-routed existing drain to city sewer and reconfigured gutter drain.
Richardson Hall Remodel
Erected structural steel, poured site concrete and installed counter shutters.  Completed major structural upgrades in existing three-story building with complex beam locations and creative hoisting operations.
High Altitude Event Center 
First athletic training air inflated structure in the San Luis Valley.  The structure encompasses nearly 60,000 square feet and includes a 200-meter competition track, turf infield with throwing quadrants and LED lighting with photocell to reduce energy usage.  See our video below!
Rex Field Improvements
Project included the replacement of asphalt and track, installing multi-use wood courts, turf surround and a retractable batting cage.

CENTER HEAD START
Phase I
Demo and removal of asbestos material and removing the existing fire damaged structure, wood, steel beams and concrete.
Phase II
Complete interior remodel.  Supply and assemble a Behlen pre-engineered metal building, eaves, demo, remove and replace concrete, patch and fill concrete floor.

CREEDE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Bus Garage
Supplied and assembled a Behlen pre-engineered metal building with Raynor garage doors; finish matches existing school.
Creede PK-12 School
Installed Raynor garage doors, sidewalks and concrete paving for new K-12 school.

FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL – VOCATIONAL & AGRICULTURAL BUILDING
Turn key design build project consisted of demolition, earthwork, cast in place concrete, site concrete, supplied and erected a Behlen pre-engineered metal building, and garage doors for energy efficient agricultural classroom.

SANGRE DE CRISTO SCHOOL
Supplied and erected a Behlen pre-engineered metal building for equipment storage to match existing building.  Built while school was in session.

TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE – ALAMOSA CAMPUS ADDITION
Construction of a new 5,745 square foot two-story wing attached to the existing building.  New addition consists of restrooms, two classrooms on the ground level and two laboratories on the upper floor.

SOUTH CONEJOS PK-12 SCHOOL
Structural concrete, site concrete and Raynor garage doors for new PK-12 school.

MOFFAT PK-12 SCHOOL
Completed work that included erection of architecturally exposed structural steel, installing guard rail on stairs and custom wood glue laminate on exposed rafters.

SIERRA GRANDE SCHOOL DISTRICT – SECURITY UPGRADE
Security upgrade included new exterior doors, hardware, film and other safety measures.

LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Construction of new state of the art, two level elementary school, included erection of structural steel, joists and installation of guard rails for stairs.  

SANFORD PK-12 SCHOOL
Building and site concrete, supplied and erected all structural and miscellaneous steel, completed gymnasium roof replacements and additions as well as school demolition.  Multiple phase project built right next to an existing, in use, school building.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Alcon Construction on a vast number of projects since I first came to the San Luis Valley over twenty years ago. As a team we have tackled many projects ranging from small to big, including grocery store remodels, high schools, elementary schools, and projects at Adams State University, just to name a few… The depth and experience in the company is outstanding… I have seen many difficult projects brought in on time and within budget due to hard work and proper planning. I look forward to working with this team in the future.”

Larry Schreiner, Sage Constructors

“We are pleased with Alcon’s regular communication with us, quick response to any issues and their ability to meet deadlines, while turning out a quality project. Alcon was able to maintain schedule and budget for this project… We gladly give Alcon Construction our recommendation as a preferred contractor.”

Mike Kosters, GE Johnson Construction Company

“It was great working with you and your team… I don’t think anyone else would have been able to pull off this project!” (Re: ASU Plachy Hall Pool Renovation)

Meg Rapp, AIA, LEED AP, Davis Partnership Architects

“Alcon recently provided the Alamosa RE-11J School District outstanding service and products throughout a BEST Grant-sponsored security upgrade for Ortega Middle School.  Our district and staff are most appreciative of Mr. Brian Cook and Alcon’s overall provision of: customer service, quality of work, attention to detail, follow through, and professionalism.”

Robert Alejo, Alamosa Public Schools

“On all projects we have found Alcon to be very good at communicating, bringing prompt attention to any issues needing addressed and responding quickly to them…”

Bill Mansheim, VP of Finance and Governmental Relations (Former), Adams State University