Hannibal LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO

DISASTER TYPE

Tornado

PROJECT TYPE

Education

SERVICES PROVIDED

Site Safety

Water Mitigation Management

Site Demolition/Clean

Detailed Scope of Loss

Construction Management

Subcontractor Management

Expedited Project Completion

Regular Progress Reports

DISASTER

In late spring of 2013, a tornado ripped through the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in Hannibal, Missouri, causing severe structural damage to the science building. To further complicate the disaster, hazardous chemicals used for lab activities were stored in the damaged building. With fall classes just a few months away, GC3 needed to move fast.

RECOVERY

The GC3 team was on-site quickly to begin clean up and security, and collaborate with school administration on classroom relocation. We then managed the removal and storage of the hazardous chemicals, worked on structural engineering and design for reconstruction, and provided a detailed scope of work and estimate. We located, leased and built out vacant mall space near the university for classes. And finally, we developed a site plan for two temporary classroom trailers to serve as additional science classrooms, labs and storage facilities.

RESULT

Our plan and implementation schedule enabled the entire nursing and science program to be successfully relocated two full weeks before fall semester began. School administrators were happy to report that HLGU started fall classes on time with no drop in enrollment or tuition. We’re glad to know our hard work earned an “A.”