Education Groundbreaking

Mount Wachusett Community College Breaks Ground – Shawmut GC

(l-r) Senior PM Phil Beati; Project Exec Mike Kearns; Superintendent Jonathan Seymour; Assistant PM Douglas Flink; and VP Ron Simoneau.

(l-r) Senior PM Phil Beati; project exec Mike Kearns; superintendent Jonathan Seymour; assistant PM Douglas Flink; and VP Ron Simoneau.

Gardner, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction recently joined Mount Wachusett Community College, state officials, Architerra, and DCAMM on April 22 for the groundbreaking of the 80,000gsf addition to the college.

The $41 million Mount Wachusett Community College project is slated to be completed in September 2016. Shawmut’s scope of work on the project includes construction of a 44,000sf science addition and new greenhouse, as well as a 36,000gsf renovation to create a 150-seat event space. The team will also relocate student advising services and offices, bathroom upgrades, MEP upgrades, and ADA improvements.

Shawmut used Lean Construction practices during the preconstruction phase to manage design decisions and deliverables and is targeting Massachusetts LEED Plus Silver certification upon the completion of the project.