Kingsport Aquatic Center & Greater Kingsport Family YMCA

About this Project

Value:  $23,450,000
Year Completed:  2013
Location:   Kingsport, TN
Area:  83,747 SF
Owner:  City of Kingsport
Architect:  Lose Design
Delivery Method:  Construction Manager At-Risk
Points of Pride:

  • American Public Works Association (APWA) 2013 Tennessee Public Works Project of the Year

The project was originally a hard bid (by five firms, including Denark) that came in $3 million over budget.

Denark was ultimately selected through an RFP process to be the CM. We performed extensive value analysis to bring the project within budget without eliminating any needed program elements. Several constructability items were addressed including changing the foundation system from geo-piers to undercutting the site and replacing the material with shale that was readily available on site. This allowed the earthwork to proceed through the winter months. The project was also adjacent to a wetlands area regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the work had to be carefully monitored to meet their requirements.

This award-winning project was an overwhelming success for the City of Kingsport. The City is now a repeat client, having hired Denark in 2014 to build its new Brickyard Park project.

“Denark demonstrated the ability to work with their customer to evaluate multiple cost saving techniques that didn’t reduce quality or impact cosmetics. This along with a strong belief in customer service resulted in a great relationship throughout the entire project. I would definitely recommend Denark Construction to anyone who asked, and I know the City of Kingsport looks forward to working with them on future projects.”



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