Beam Signing Held for 215,000sf School in Connecticut

Glastonbury, CT – State and local officials, including Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, recently joined the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), Gilbane Building Company, JCJ Architecture, and Arcadis to celebrate the official beam signing for the new Bullard Havens Technical High School.

Nearly one year after the groundbreaking, the project has progressed on schedule. The Gilbane team has managed the completion of the geothermal well system, the ground improvement system, the entire foundation, all underground MEP, and roughly 50% of the structural steel for the 215,000sf school.

Being built adjacent to the existing school in multiple phases to accommodate existing operations, the new technical high school will feature a new classroom/lab space, a field house, theory rooms, new athletic fields, a gymnasium to accommodate the entire student body, and a fitness center.

Bullard-Havens Technical High School is designed to be one of the most energy-efficient technical high schools in the state system. Sustainable features include a highly insulated building envelope, a geothermal well field with groundwater source heat pumps, energy recovery ventilation, and a solar installation.

The new high school is set for completion in 2025. Upon occupancy, the existing vacated school facility will be demolished to allow for the development of new driveways, parking areas, and landscaped areas.