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new »A role inhigh school will play a connecting two Philadelphia neighborhoods. Institutional | AP CONSTRUCTION INC. – KENSINGTON CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL Sustainable Performance O A NEW PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL WILL REVITALIZE A STRUGGLING AREA AND WILL SEEK LEED CERTIFICATION. n a corner in Philadelphia’s school by data that shows a 74 percent Kensington neighborhood is a site increase in ability to attract and retain teachthat has been used for various comers, a 72 percent reduction in student absenwww.apconstruction.com mercial and industrial purposes teeism and a 71 percent improvement in stu• Location: Philadelphia since the 1840s, but in the past 15 years, it’s dent performance at schools with green facili• Scope: New high school been abandoned and falling into disrepair. ties. “K-12 schools and higher educational instiThanks to AP Construction and BSI tutions are recognizing that green facilities proConstruction, the site is now a bustling job site vide a more effective learning environment,” the that will be home to a new high school. school says. The Kensington Creative and Performing “The interest in green educational facilities Arts High School will provide students a is part of a broader recognition of the critical healthy environment, thanks to the design and importance of the physical environment to the –Kensington construction teams’ goal of LEED certification. health and performance of students and teachCreative and Performing Arts High School The first LEED aspect of the school is its location ers. Large percentages of executives at organion a brownfield site. A month after the land was zations involved with green K-12 facilities acquired in March 2008, it underwent environmental assessments perrated them more highly than traditional facilities.” formed by Envirosearch, which found soil and water contamination. The land was remediated before construction began. Sustainable Schooling Before the project began, some school officials were concerned that green projects come with higher price tags, but fears were alleviated by Optimal Learning the team’s research. It cites a Wisconsin Green Building Alliance study SRK Architects and SMP Architects teamed up to make the school’s that found that energy consumption in green buildings is reduced up design a unique one. The team says it was motivated to build a green AP Construction Inc. “Perhaps the biggest lesson that the design team hopes to teach with this project is that neglected urban landscapes can be revitalized to become sources of hope for the future.” CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
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Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010