Jasmine Engineering has worked for the Harlandale Independent School District since 2007. Jasmine Engineering provided facility assessment, programming, project management, program management, construction management, commissioning and Total Building Commissioning services for Harlandale ISD’s recent bond programs, Bond 2006 and Bond 2009. Jasmine Engineering successfully completed work on a combined total of 17 projects with a total project cost of $66.4 million (Bond 2006 $50.6 million and Bond 2009 $15.8). It was during these projects that Jasmine Engineering was able to help save the district millions, which allowed for additional projects to be completed that were not originally thought possible. Over the course of the two bond programs Jasmine Engineering successfully saved the Harlandale ISD $8.78 million in cash savings and added value features.
The savings led to new band halls and field houses for both of the district’s high schools, Harlandale and McCollum. Originally, the bond program only called for renovations to the buildings, but due to savings created from Bond 2006 the district was able to pay for brand new facilities, which were desperately needed. As the band halls and field houses were being built, Jasmine Engineering recommended to the district that the new buildings be designed and certified as CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools). The CHPS program encourages school districts around the nation to build facilities that take into account the environment, materials used to construct the building, lighting and acoustics. CHPS data suggests that a -green- school can help students learn and thrive in the classroom. Harlandale ISD is now one of three school districts in San Antonio and the only school district in South San Antonio, to have CHPS designed and certified buildings.
In the end, the results of the savings and CHPS facilities are for the students. The students at Harlandale ISD now have facilities they can be proud of and call home. The new buildings will provide a fantastic learning environment for future students and will be enjoyed by the faculty, staff and community for future generations to come.