Hess Construction and Engineering Services of Gaithersburg landed contracts from Montgomery County Public Schools to help build a new school in Clarksburg and expand one in Bethesda.http://www.gazette.net/article/20120803/NEWS/708039712/-1/newswatch-hess-snares-contracts-for-montgomery-county-schools&template=gazette
The company will provide preconstruction services and manage construction of the $25 million Clarksburg Cluster Elementary School. Construction of the two-story, 85,000-square-foot school on a 13-acre site is to begin in January and run about 18 months.
It was designed by Grimm and Parker Architects of Calverton to achieve gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design program. Features will include a geothermal energy system, zoned heating and air conditioning systems with individual room thermostats, a green roof, sloped ceilings, occupancy sensor control light fixtures, water-conserving plumbing fixtures and preferred parking spaces for carpools.
Hess also was contracted to manage construction of a $13 million expansion of Westbrook Elementary School in Bethesda. The project is to add 60,000 square feet — including 11 classrooms, a music room, conference rooms and gym — to the existing 54,000-square-foot, 1930s building and update its interior. Construction is to last 17 months and finish in the fall of 2013.
Friday, August 3, 2012
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