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Erland Wins ABC MA Award

William R. Elfers Center for the Arts - renovated theater

Burlington, MA – Erland Construction was recognized with a Merit Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC MA), representing the pinnacle of achievements for its work on the William R. Elfers Center for the Arts project at Fessenden School. Erland also received the organization’s Spirit Award, presented to a member company that has partnered with other ABC MA members to create a jobsite environment that promotes cooperative efforts and project success.

On Dec. 29, 2020, ABC MA held the 28th annual Excellence in Construction Awards in a virtual ceremony. Each winner was selected for high standards of craftsmanship, safety, and quality thanks to the talents of merit shop workers and the efficiency of the merit shop approach.

Exterior of the addition

Erland teamed with cbt Architects to revitalize the Fessenden school’s existing performing arts center. The major renovation and 3,000sf addition have created a new 20,000sf environment for
students to participate in the school’s robust visual and performing arts curriculum. The space features the latest in arts equipment and technology.

The existing building required various mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) upgrades including new air handlers and roof monitors. A sound data test was performed to ensure the new air handlers would not disrupt the school’s future performances. The school’s campus, as well as the existing space, remained occupied throughout construction.

Erland worked closely with Fessenden and Riser11 Management to phase the project around the school’s needs, mitigating any disruption to its ongoing academic and summer program operations.