Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

SITUATION:

BOND was unanimously selected by the Town of Weymouth to provide preconstruction and construction management services for its new innovative learning facility. The 252,170 GSF middle school includes 31,290 GSF of gut renovation. The BOND team will demolish the existing middle school, construct the two-story building, and renovate the existing gymnasium. The new school will include three distinct academic wings which surround centrally located exploratory labs. These labs spaces will be built around the school’s new Town Square, a central gathering area that functions as a dining room. Wings to the west and south of the Town Square will house an auditorium, music spaces, a central kitchen, administrative offices, fitness spaces, and a fully renovated gymnasium.

CHALLENGES:

  • Close proximity to residential neighbors
  • Maintain an aggressive schedule developed around the school’s academic calendar
  • Demolition and abatement of an existing 250,000 SF building
  • Ensuring subcontractors can deliver the quality and schedule needed for the scale of the project
  • Maintaining the project’s budget

SOLUTIONS:

  • Implement a mitigation plan which includes noise and dust control, a traffic management plan, and community outreach & notification
  • Thoughtfully sequence activities to develop an efficient workflow
  • Select an abatement & demolition subcontractor that develops a comprehensive plan to safely and efficiently abate, dismantle, and load out the existing structure
  • Conduct a thorough prequalification process
  • Work with the design team and end users during preconstruction to ensure the project vision and program is maintained while ensuring budget certainty

RESULTS:

  • New school will house more than 1,400 students
  • Flexible learning spaces built where students can mature and flourish
  • Instructional spaces designed for maximum flexibility and student collaboration
  • Meet state and town requirements for building program