Crow Creek Tribal School Replacement

In October of 2010, Interstate Engineering was contracted by Kraus-Anderson Construction to perform on-site independent quality control for the Crow Creek Tribal School Replacement project in Stephan, South Dakota. The project included the construction of a 85,500 square-foot K-12 school around an existing gym, a 24,000 square-foot student dorm, a 4,900 square-foot facility maintenance and bus storage building, and staff housing including 4 houses and 3 garages. To serve the new campus facility, a new 250,000 gallon water tower was built, and the existing wastewater lagoons were expanded. Underground utility work included construction of watermains, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and a geothermal system consisting of 142 wells. Site work also included the construction of a new 4,000 foot access road to the new campus including a double 12 feet by 10 feet box culvert, roads and parking lots to serve the new buildings, and two storm sewer detention ponds. The site also includes a new football field and track, 6 basketball courts, and 3 outdoor playgrounds.

The project was administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) through an intergovernmental agreement. Kraus-Anderson was the design-build contractor providing plans, specifications, project management, and construction services. Interstate Engineering role in the project was to provide quality control for Kraus-Anderson. Interstate Engineering duties consisted of daily site observation and inspections, scheduling of testing and special inspections, project documentation, and coordination of training and commissioning activities.

In addition to providing quality control services for Kraus-Anderson, Interstate Engineering provided construction staking services for a variety of subcontractors on-site including staking of foundations, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, lighting, geothermal system, roads, parking lots, and fences.