East Hartford, CT – Construction Solutions Group (CSG), an owner’s representative and program management firm, was unanimously selected by the School Building Committee (SBC) for a $3.7 million contract to provide owner’s representative services to the City of Norwich and Norwich Public Schools for the construction of three new elementary schools.
This first phase of the program has an estimated duration of 5 ½ years and will encompass construction of a new school on the former Greenville School site, along with the new construction of Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet School and John B. Stanton School, both of which will occur on the occupied site of the existing schools and require a phased construction plan.
The first consultant selected by the SBC for the implementation of the master plan prepared by DRA Architects, CSG’s initial focus will be submitting priority list grant applications for Greenville and Stanton schools to the state of Connecticut’s Office of School Construction Grants and Review by June 30. CSG will also assist with the procurement of other necessary team members including the architect and construction manager.
“We proposed an alternate approach that ultimately led to our selection for this role,” said President James Giuliano. “Our team worked diligently to prepare a thorough response to the Request for Proposals, which included an alternate approach which will save time, money and resources – essentially delaying the grant application for the Moriarty project until 2024.”
CSG has experience on other large-scale public school building projects and programs in Connecticut. Currently, CSG is managing a similar district-wide program for the City of Norwalk, where it provided on-site owner’s project management services for the city’s multi-school, multi-year, $400 million program that involved both new construction, additions/renovations, and capital improvements to schools throughout the district.