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North Haven Middle School

With an emphasis on safety, Gilbane completes construction on an occupied campus with minimal disruption to ongoing school activities and student learning.

MIDDLE SCHOOL undergoes renovation and expansion

Gilbane Building Company provided construction management at-risk services for the phased expansion and renovation of North Haven Middle School in North Haven, CT. The project included selected demolition, with an 87,000-square-foot addition, as well as a 52,877-square-foot renovation to achieve the state’s “Renovate as New” reimbursement status.

As part of the renovation efforts, improvements to the existing facility included accessibility enhancements, new MEP and life safety systems, new technology connectivity and electronics and new and improved security systems.

The new addition houses academic classrooms, science labs, a media center, administrative offices, the nurse’s suite and an entry lobby. New athletic fields with lighting fixtures were also part of the site improvements at the school.

Gilbane also supported the owner and architect in the building’s lifecycle and energy modeling efforts by incorporating the Collaborative for High Performing Schools’ guidelines to reduce energy consumption and enhance student performance.

Client Value

With the North Haven Middle School students on site for the duration of the construction process, safety was of the utmost importance. As such, the project team took safety orientations and the new site-worker program to the next level. All on-site personnel were required to attend safety orientation sessions, facilitated by the Gilbane site superintendent, where all rules, regulations and expectations were outlined in detail.  For new workers to the site, follow-up sessions were conducted throughout the first three weeks of their on-site tenure as part of the new site-worker program.  Throughout this timeframe, new personnel were asked to spend time in the Gilbane job site trailer to complete brief quizzes and participate in situational safety discussions.  After the three-week training period, these workers ultimately “graduated” from the program.