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January 7, 2016

YMCA awarded LEED Gold Certification, first in Wichita area

After an extensive review process, the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in Wichita, Kan., was awarded LEED Gold Certification. Coonrod & Associates served as the general contractor for this project. TheDowntown YMCA is the first LEED Gold Certification to officially be awarded in the Wichita area.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED, or Leadership in

Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices for sustainability. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

Some of the most notable sustainable characteristics of the Downtown YMCA building include the amount of daylight that enters the building and the views that occupants can take in from within the building. In addition, water use reduction credits were awarded for capturing water typically lost during the pool maintenance process and reusing it for flushing restroom fixtures.

The Downtown YMCA increased energy efficiencies by nearly 25 percent of the ASHRAE Standards. The building was also deemed sustainable by the nature of its site. Located in a pocket of downtown Wichita once filled with aging and neglected structures, the brownfield site is now full of life, landscaped with native plants and easily accessible by public transit.

Coonrod & Associates Construction Company, Inc., is known as one of the premier construction firms in the Midwest, building on a tradition of excellence and integrity throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, as a result of personal accountability, state-of-the-art value engineering processes, and a commitment to quality. Coonrod’s project experience includes schools and universities, athletic complexes, medical facilities, disaster reconstruction, offices, water storage reservoirs, fuel and storage facilities, aircraft hangars, warehouses, correctional institutions and industrial facilities.

December 28, 2015

Coonrod & Associates donates $10,000 to Buhler school district for scholarships

Coonrod & Associates donated $10,000 to the Buhler USD 313 to be used for student scholarships.

Coonrod is the CMAR (Construction Manager at-Risk) for the Buhler USD 313 bond improvement projects, which include Buhler Grade School, Union Valley Elementary School, Plum Creek Elementary School, Prairie Hills Middle School, and Buhler High School.

“We are always excited to work with great clients and great school districts, and this is a way for us to give back and say thank you. Our future generations will face great challenges and any time we can contribute to furthering education, we’re happy to do so,” said Randy Coonrod, Chairman of the Board at Coonrod & Associates. 

Coonrod & Associates Construction Company, Inc., is known as one of the premier construction firms in the Midwest, building on a tradition of excellence and integrity throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, as a result of personal accountability, state-of-the-art value engineering processes, and a commitment to quality. Coonrod’s project experience includes schools and universities, athletic complexes, medical facilities, disaster reconstruction, offices, water storage reservoirs, fuel and storage facilities, aircraft hangars, warehouses, correctional institutions and industrial facilities.

December 20, 2015

New construction by Coonrod & Associates receives awards

Derby North Middle School, part of the new school construction happening in Derby, Kan., received its second award since the building’s completion in late July. In addition to receiving the Outstanding Design designation by American School and University Magazine, Derby North Middle School was awarded with the American Institute of Architects Wichita chapter’s top award, the Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture.

Coonrod & Associates served as the General Contactor for the Derby North Middle School new construction.

Coonrod & Associates Construction Company, Inc., is known as one of the premier construction firms in the Midwest, building on a tradition of excellence and integrity throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, as a result of personal accountability, state-of-the-art value engineering processes, and a commitment to quality. Coonrod’s project experience includes schools and universities, athletic complexes, medical facilities, disaster reconstruction, offices, water storage reservoirs, fuel and storage facilities, aircraft hangars, warehouses, correctional institutions and industrial facilities.

2014

Coonrod & Associates receives AIA Kansas Honor Award

Coonrod & Associates won a 2014 AIA Kansas Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA. Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture was the Architect, Greater Wichita YMCA was the Owner and Coonrod & Associates Construction Company was the Contractor.

Coonrod & Associates Construction Company, Inc., is known as one of the premier construction firms in the Midwest, building on a tradition of excellence and integrity throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, as a result of personal accountability, state-of-the-art value engineering processes, and a commitment to quality. Coonrod’s project experience includes schools and universities, athletic complexes, medical facilities, disaster reconstruction, offices, water storage reservoirs, fuel and storage facilities, aircraft hangars, warehouses, correctional institutions and industrial facilities.