ND replacement construction on schedule

SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has made it through the winter on schedule, Facilities Engineer Chris Hauge reported last week.

Building close-in continues with masonry, steel studs, sheathing, spray foam insulation and roof system laydown, he wrote in a post online. Interior stud and masonry walls are also progressing, with main-line utilities extending into the open areas of the instructional wing.

Light-gauge framing is underway as well. Builders Whiting-Turner are now waiting for permanent power tie-in to bring the new building to life on its own terms, Mr. Hauge said.

The $43 million job is scheduled to be done in time for the beginning of the 2019 school year in August. In the meantime, local students are already benefiting.

“Today we had the opportunity to share a project tour with Architectural and Engineering students from the Dorchester Career and Technology Center,” School Facilities Engineer Chris Hauge said on Friday. “The kids were able to see the management team, get briefed on the build program and design/build process and to see almost 100 workers spread over 10 trades working in coordinated concert in a very difficult and complex project. The kids soaked up every bit of information provided by our (all female) project management team and were able to make instant connections between their classroom experience and what they were seeing and experiencing in the field.”

To learn more about the project, visit https://ndhsreplacementproject.weebly.co

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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