Address: 11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT

Services: Construction Management

Construction Type: Education – K-12

Size: 375,000 sf

Contract: $66,200,000

Architect: Kaestle Boos Architects, Inc.

Project Description:

  • “Renovated as new,” multi-phased, four-year project, performed under occupied conditions, to accommodate increased enrollment, changing curriculum and instructional methods, and state educational mandates.
  • Updated all classrooms, science labs, greenhouse, and faculty work rooms with current interactive smart board technology.
  • Renovated 934-seat auditorium, music area, orchestra room, music technology lab, and instrument storage facility. Improvements included soundproofing practice rooms and integrating the lighting system.
  • New and renovated physical education areas include a new activity gym, renovated main gym with new bleachers, lighting, wireless scoreboards, locker rooms, fitness and physical training rooms.
  • Modernized building infrastructure, including: updated systems to meet all life, safety, health, fire, building and ADA codes. Installation of a new energy efficient mechanical and electrical plant with a four-pipe HVAC system, upgraded low glare lighting, thermal window replacement, replaced all plumbing fixtures with efficient, water conserving fixtures.
  • Site improvements included parking for 300 buses and 6,000 cars, new lighting, signage, walkways, storm water drainage and retention, landscaping, and a “safe site” circulation traffic flow that separated passenger cars from buses.
  • Work was performed in 28 phases under occupied conditions complete with “full” asbestos abatement of each phase. Work was completed on time and on budget.
  • School opened on time despite extensive changes in scope during construction.
  • Construction management services included: budgeting, value engineering, subcontractor bid and award, safety and logistical planning, pre-purchase program, scheduling, phasing and construction.

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