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Institutional | ECKMAN CONSTRUCTION – PINKERTON ACADEMY FRESHMAN BUILDING Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building • Project cost: $20 million • Location: Derry, N.H. • Eckman employees on site: 7 to 10 “We are school construction specialists – every project must be done when the kids come back.” –Aaron Ravenelle, project manager which will house the freshman class – uses concrete masonry units as structural supports with some steel. A 4-foot concrete frost wall and concrete slab make up the foundation on which the structure is built. Bricked Up The exterior uses red veneer brick with precast banding, window and door heads and sills to match the original buildings’ brownstone color. “Right now, the biggest challenge is completing the masonry veneer in winter,” Ravenelle notes. “Every wall that the mason is going to be putting brick down for has to be enclosed and heated, so that the masons can lay the masonry at the appropriate temperature; maintain that heat until the mortar sets; and then move on to the next area.” The weather was good until December, Ravenelle reports, which helped the subcontractor finish the masonry block bearing. As with most of the company’s jobs, this one has a short timeline. “All the work we do ends up being fast-track jobs,” Ravenelle asserts. This one is no different than other school jobs. “We are school construction specialists – every project must be done when the kids come back,” Ravenelle points out. This job has a scheduled completion date of July 15, 2011, which gives the school a month to install furnishings and equipment. These include smart boards and ceiling-mounted data projectors; computers and document cameras in each classroom; and extensive networking equipment. More time is required to train faculty and staff on the new systems before the students arrive. The Pinkerton Academy is open – with 2,500 to 3,000 students moving around – while Eckman is working. « Back on Track CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BUILDING AT PINKERTON ACADEMY WAS DELAYED BUT NOT DERAILED BY THE ECONOMY. BY RUSS GAGER ven though Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., is a private high school, some surrounding towns send their students to Pinkerton for high school. With the economy sagging in the spring of 2008, the construction of a new three-story building for the freshmen was delayed. The design, development and preconstruction work had been done before that, but the academy wanted to be sensitive to the strained finances of the member communities, Project Manager Aaron Ravenelle remembers. Since then, construction costs have decreased, so the $20 million project was started in May 2010 and is due for completion by July 2011. The 135,000-square-foot, threestory building will house science, language and social studies classrooms; a media center; four computer labs; a 140-seat lecture hall; a freshman cafeteria; a culinary arts kitchen that will be used as a community teaching lab in the evenings and as a community restaurant; a campus IT office; and administrative and guidance offices. Frank P. Marinace Architects, P.A., designed the Freshman Building to match the style of the rest of the campus, which includes one structure built in 1815. The new structure – E 148 Energy Efficiency Another challenge of building the school is making sure its 3 inches of an expandable, closed-cell urethane spray foam insulation is applied accurately. “One thing in particular we CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

Construction Today - February 2011