CTA Construction Builds New $33 Million Tahanto Regional Middle/High School and Demolishes Existing School In Boylston, MA

CTA Construction completed construction of the new $33 million Tahanto Regional Middle School/High School in Boylston, MA. Demolition of the existing school building is currently underway.

CTA Construction has completed construction of a new 126,000 square foot Middle School / High School for the Berlin-Boylston Regional School District to replace an existing 98,000 school building which is in severe disrepair. The new school was completed on an aggressive 18-month schedule. CTA is currently demolishing the existing school which will be completed by June 2013.

CTA Construction worked closely with the Tahanto Regional Middle / High School Building Committee, the Owner's Project Manager, PMA Construction Services, and the project architect, HMFH Architects, Inc., to complete the project on time / on budget.

Although the school building contains both the middle and high school with two separate entrances for each group, the building has many shared spaces including the auditorium, dining commons and gymnasium.

Earlier this year, administrators, faculty and students moved into the new school, having been relocated from the existing school.

The school site is situated near the Wachusett Reservoir, a wetlands area. Construction work on the school included installing and maintaining erosion control systems to protect the wetlands area.

Site work involves site utilities, new parking areas, reconfigured access ways and athletic fields including ball, soccer, and football fields.

The project is participating in the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA-CHPS) program. Some of the sustainable features include use of recycled materials/regional materials, high efficiency heating systems, waste recycling, and light harvesting systems.

Many of the existing school's furnishings such as desks, chairs, books, shelving, and science tables are being redeployed to Saint George's College in Kingston, Jamaica, a new grade 1-12 school that is in need of furnishings. CTA Construction along with other project team members is assisting in the cost of delivering these furnishings to Saint George College.

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction Co, Inc. is a full service construction management firm specializing in academic, commercial, and residential development projects.

Rendering courtesy of HMFH Architects, Inc.

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