October 31, 2014

CTA Breaks Ground on Holden’s Mountview Middle School

HOLDEN – CTA Construction recently broke ground on the new Mountview Middle School, a two-phase project that includes construction of a new middle school and demolition of the nearly 50-year-old existing school.

The new building will rise about 20 feet from the nearest point of the existing school, which was constructed in 1967. CTA is managing the project to limit interruption to classes and to allow school buses access to the occupied school.

“As a leading builder of new schools, CTA is well versed in managing construction activities to accommodate the schedules of students and teachers and minimize interruptions to classroom activities. Using the same land to build the new school makes economic sense, and CTA’s portfolio of projects is proof positive that construction can proceed even while class is in session,” said Lyle Coghlin, principal of CTA Construction, based in Waltham, Mass., and online at www.ctaconstruction.com.

The new 126,200-square-foot middle school will consist of two sections, the first being a three-story structure with classrooms, science labs, art rooms, media rooms, administrative and faculty offices and work rooms. The second section will be a one- and two-story structure with the cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium-auditorium, locker rooms, music classrooms and mechanical and maintenance facilities.

Following completion of the new facility, CTA will demolish the former school and finish site work, which includes installation of a new soccer field and irrigation system. The current school suffers from deficiencies in structural integrity and in major building systems, including mechanical, electrical, envelope and roof.

The $35.2 million project was designed by Lamoureux Pagano & Associates Inc. The new Mountview Middle School is being built to accommodate 800 students in grades 6 through 8.

The construction project is participating in the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools, which sets standards for environmentally friendly design and construction. For this reason, all the classrooms are located on the perimeter of the building to allow access to natural daylight.

CTA Construction recently placed 82nd on a list of the Top 100 Green Building Contractors published by Engineering News-Record magazine. In 2013, CTA’s green revenue topped $116 million, or 84 percent of total revenues.

CTA is a leading construction manager in the academic market, many of which are designed with sustainable elements and to meet the LEED for Schools standards. In addition to academic facilities, CTA’s portfolio includes office, municipal and college buildings, commercial space, public safety facilities, and residential developments.