Highlands Elementary School
Plans & Details
This new ≈69,000 SF elementary school will feature an architectural character honoring the history of the area; mining, agriculture, and prairie landscape. Classroom pods will include large garage doors and operable partitions for flexibility. The site will include an outdoor classroom, outdoor science hub, multi purpose field and playgrounds.
Safety is our top priority! JHL fully understands that this Fall your campus is an active learning environment first and foremost, not a construction jobsite. JHL will work with the school to plan construction activities in a manner that limits disruptions, maintains the learning environment, and keeps students, staff members, community members, and parents safe.
On all school projects, JHL utilizes Raptorware for all subcontractors on site, an access and tracking system that scans identification cards (drivers licenses, alien registration cards, green cards, and passports) and immediately conducts a background check with current information. Any person that is flagged by Raptorware will be refused entry to the site. Prior to subcontractor selection, companies are required to sign JHL’s project specific guidelines contract. A requirement of this includes drug testing and background checks for all employees who will be on campus.
Our innovative safety program begins with our safety committee and extends to each and every person who sets foot on a JHL jobsite. We realize that, especially in the construction industry, there has been a discrepancy between practice and policy with regard to on the job safety. Our approach to reconciling that discrepancy is to instill each of our employees with a personal devotion to safety and the dedication to insure that each of our jobsites remains an accident free environment. Our continued success in this endeavor is evidenced by our exceptional Experience Modification Rate of 0.65 and the fact that we recently received the Platinum level national Safety Training and Evaluation Process award from the Associated Builders and Contractors and are a Blue Level AGC CHASE Partner.
JHL’s safety record is one of the best in the industry and we are committed to keeping it that way. JHL has never once had an incident or accident with a student, staff member, or community member on any of our projects.
Health and safety of our employees and project stakeholders remains our highest priority during the COVID-19 situation. We closely monitor guidance from CDPHE, CDC and other state/local agencies and take proactive steps to implement best practices to protect our project stakeholders, their families, and the community. We have increased our health and safety measures across our organization, specifically focusing on preventing the spread of COVID-19, by implementing the policies and procedures available on our website here. We continue to adapt and add to these measures as additional information becomes available.