Balfour Beatty picked for $100M US school expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 17 Feb 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Balfour Beatty US has been appointed to manage the construction activities of Cleburne Independent School District’s (CISD) $100M expansion project in Texas, US.

The project will include a 46,452 sq m update and expansion of Cleburne High School (CHS). It will also include the construction of a new career technology education facility, a two-storey advanced science wing, a two-storey classroom block for core classes, a library and a new alternative school.

It will also feature new courtyards, outdoor learning spaces, and a new outdoor practice area for the band.

Furthermore, the performing arts centre, fine arts instructional areas and all athletic facilities will be renovated.

Under the contract, Balfour Beatty will be responsible for selective demolition, site preparation, new utilities, audiovisual equipment, hardscape and landscape elements, as well as the addition of 1,000 new parking spaces.

The firm will deploy the latest technologies, including BIM and BIM 360 Field, digital plan rooms and lean construction methods, to deliver the project.

Jon Moreau, vice president of Balfour Beatty’s education group in Texas, said: “This partnership signifies a successful collaboration between CISD, Balfour Beatty, our design and trade partners, and the surrounding community.

“The planned amenities will enable the district to keep pace with their students’ expanding academic, performing arts, technological and athletic requirements. We are honored to serve as CISD’s trusted advisor on this legacy project, and we look forward to helping advance the education experience of the next generation of Cleburne students.”

Construction work is set to commence in May 2017 and is expected to be complete in summer 2019.

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