(PRWEB) September 29, 2012
Tewksbury, Mass.: CTA Construction Co. Inc. was pleased today to join the entire community in cutting the ribbon on the new Tewksbury Memorial High School. An award-winning general contractor, CTA Construction Co. Inc. has now entered the second phase of the Tewksbury project, including demolition of the old high school to make way for new playing fields, a track, a concession building and bathroom facility, and parking lots.
“We are very pleased at the rave reviews the new Tewksbury Memorial High School is receiving from students and faculty. The success of this project is the direct result of the collaborative effort on the part of the entire project team, and CTA is proud to have been a part of building this fantastic facility for Tewksbury,” said Paul DuRoss, project manager for CTA Construction Co. Inc., based in Waltham and online at http://www.ctaconstruction.com
As the general contractor, CTA Construction worked closely with the project architect, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, and the owner’s project manager, Heery International. The school, which is 219,000 square feet and three stories high, features a two-story glass entryway, a full performing arts center with lighting, sound and rigging systems, and a gymnasium ringed by an elevated track.
Tewksbury participated in the state's Model Schools Program, re-using the design of a recent and successful new school built in Massachusetts. Participating in this program, which reduces design costs, increased the school district's reimbursement from the state's School Building Authority, as will it meeting the standards of the Massachusetts - Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA-CHPS).
Part of a nationwide certification program that addresses school design, construction and operation, MA-CHPS strives to make schools energy, water and material efficient, well-lit, thermally comfortable, acoustically sound, safe, healthy and easy to operate. Of the 56 MA-CHPS schools certified in Massachusetts, CTA has built six of them. To achieve the certification, CTA used sustainable, local and recycled materials.
Among many industry awards for quality and safety, CTA has also been recognized for its achievements in green building. Last year, CTA won two Building Green Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Chapter for its construction of the East Elementary School in Hingham and the UMass-Amherst Police Headquarters.