Connecticut Education

KBE Continues Award Streak with Two CBC Wins

Farmington, CT –  KBE Building Corp. received two awards from the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC). The construction services firm won the Project Team Award for the Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School renovation and the Award of Merit for the Connecticut College Boiler Replacement Project.

Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School exterior Credit: Paul Burk Photography

Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School exterior
/ Paul Burk Photography

KBE served as general contractor for the $52.4 million Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School project, which encompassed a 117,300sf renovation and 68,000sf addition. The scope of work encompassed upgrades to all trade shops, including manufacturing, auto tech, auto body, carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing, and athletic fields; new bus garage, gymnasium, classroom wing, media center, and community café; and a new culinary arts/teaching kitchen and hairdressing studio.

The project was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative.

KBE ’s work on the CT College Boiler Plant Replacement Project Credit: Paul Burk Photography

CT College Boiler Plant Replacement Project
/ Paul Burk Photography

The multiphase, $5 million Connecticut College Boiler Replacement Project encompassed asbestos abatement and demolition at the existing central heating plant; removal and replacement of three aging boilers with four new flexible watertube ones; addition of other supporting equipment, including de-aerators, pumps, and chemical treatment systems; minor structural and architectural modifications made to accommodate the renovations.

The Connecticut College Boiler Plant Replacement Project team, including team lead KBE Building Corp., also won the International Partnering Institute’s 2015 Partnered Project of the Year Award – Vertical Building Projects, Sapphire Level.

The Harvard H. Ellis project also won the Excellence in Construction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC).

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