Thank you for your interest in ICA's professional design-build and renovation services. The following information should help you get your project off your mind and in the ground.
"I just need a ballpark price."
Every project is different. Like people, no two are ever the same. As much as we'd like to read prices off a menu, it's just not that simple, nor is it feasible. Generally speaking, construction of a recreational facility can range from $15 to $75 per square foot. That's quite a range. We've constructed facilities for $150,000, and those that exceeded $5 million. That said, we can reasonably tell you that an air-supported structure, or bubble, starts at $40,000 per court (for the fabric only). A Covered Court, a hybrid structure consisting of a steel frame with two to four fabric walls, starts at $50,000 per court for steel and fabric only. A SportsFrame, a fully enclosed permanent structure, starts at $60,000 for the steel frame only. Yes, light switches and doorknobs are extra, and those extras can sure add up. Some of those other "extras" include nets and posts and lockers and lights. They also include foundation design, site work, steel erection, mechanical systems, utility hookups, interior finish, insulation, sinks, court surfaces, and all the associated labor and materials. And don't forget the land on which to build.
"Where do I begin?"
How do you begin to determine the feasibility of your project? We use a process called Pre-Construction Services (PCS) to begin determining scope and price. PCS brings together the specifications of your facility, site information and design criteria. From there, a conceptual design, scope, schedule and budget are developed. You can then make design modifications and revisions on paper, rather than in the ground, where the bill can really add up. The drawings and documents generated by PCS can then be used to finalize the design (and budget) and to obtain approvals to keep your project moving forward. For more information about PCS, please refer to the PCS section below.
"How long will it take to build my facility?"
Upon completion of the design phase (PCS), projects typically take from four to six months from groundbreaking to occupancy. Weather and local demands on construction trades can have the greatest impact on timely completion of your project. Approvals can also impact schedules. The following depicts a typical construction schedule:
|Design / Approvals / Permitting
||Site Work, Steel Fabrication
|4 - 12 Weeks
||8 - 10 Weeks
||4 - 6 Weeks
||10 - 12 Weeks
"So what do I do now?"
Upon acquisition of land that is appropriately zoned for recreational/commercial use, it's as easy as 1-2-3:
DESIGN - Retain ICA to conduct Pre-Construction Services
BUILD - Retain ICA to build your facility
PLAY - Hit the courts!
If you're interested in retaining ICA to design-build your facility, please complete the following form shown at the bottom of this page online, or print the form and fax to (913) 780-0775. Upon receipt of this completed form, a principal will contact you.
Pre-Construction Services (PCS)
The better the plan, the better the outcome. Pre-Construction Services results in that plan – a
conceptual scope, schedule and budget – to get your project off the conference room table
and in the ground. It is a critical first step in bringing any project to life. PCS Deliverables can be used for presentations to planning boards,
investors, committees, donors, stakeholders, municipal building departments, etc.
- Program Meeting – Facilitated by ICA, the Program Meeting defines the use(s) of the building; space requirements for each specific use; possible site locations and considerations; exterior appearance, and accessibility. The project owner(s), the ICA project manager, and an architect attend this meeting. Other engineering disciplines may attend as warranted by the scope of project.
- Conceptual Drawings – Based on the Program Meeting results, these drawings will show the location of the proposed structure on the owner’s site plan; a schematic floor plan showing spatial relationships for the various use areas within the structure; and elevations showing the exterior appearance of the building.
- Preliminary Scope/Outline Specification – This is a brief narrative description of the scope of work, broken down into 16 divisions in accordance with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format.
- Preliminary Budget – A projected budget based on the conceptual drawings and outline specification, broken down by CSI division
- Schedule – A proposed timeline for development, permitting and the actual construction.
- Follow-up Meeting – Participants in the Program Meeting reconvene to review drawings, specifications, budget and schedule. An action plan for proceeding with additional work is determined at this time.
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- Provides overall project parameters with respect to uses, services/operations, materials, finished size, configuration, budget and schedule
- ICA-facilitated Program Meeting helps determine project needs vs. wants
- Can be developed with use, size &/or budget constraints in mind
- Conceptual budget is accurate within 10% +/- as a result of years of budgeting and jobcost tracking
- Conceptual schedule helps in planning, fundraising/financing, and planning for future use
- PCS deliverables are tangible. The PCS process results in an actual plan that brings together the mountain of ideas that arise during those early stages of the project.
- Seeing is believing – conceptual elevations allow owner/stakeholders to see the shape and configuration of the spaces relative to the site and the specific areas within the structure.
- Allows for consideration of design alternatives on paper rather than on the ground, where the bill can really add up
- Serves as an investment in the total project cost – all deliverables are used during final design and construction phases
- PCS can be completed relatively quickly (4-6 weeks), allowing the project to keep momentum