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Substance Abuse Center

Posted on May 12, 2015 by in Medical, Public Facilities, Schools and Public Facilities | 0 comments

Side Exterior

Project Elements:

Kansas City, Kansas


Contract Amount: $1,670,000

Total Square Footage: 24,000

Duration: 8 months



Project Overview:

Merit was awarded the contract based upon our abilities to provide extensive value engineering required to bring the cost with in this clients budget.  Merit was able to create over $300,000 worth of savings from the original base bid while working closely with the architect of record in the plan and specification modifications required to realize this extensive savings.

This center houses both men and women dormitories, an activity center, a commercial kitchen, outdoor swimming pool, administration offices, a daycare center and playground equipment.


Major Building Features:


  • Rock retaining wall
  • Exterior EIFS veneer
  • Decorative metal work
  • Asphalt composition tile roof
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Large kitchen
  • Massive earthwork