Quincy, MA – The new Southwest Quincy Middle School was recently topped off. The ceremony marked the final steel beam set into place on the new 95,000sf building. It was attended by city of Quincy officials, the school building committee, Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), Ai3 Architects, owner’s project manager PCA360, and the BOND project team.
BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the new school, featuring collaborative learning spaces, a media center, gymnasium, music and art rooms, administrative offices, café, and auditorium.
The new modernized facility will replace the Sterling Middle School, built in 1927, and provide enhanced educational services for students in grades five through eight. Building information modeling (BIM) is being used, along with 3D phasing and logistics plans that allow students to remain in the existing school while the new facility is being built. The team also is using Lean management principles to streamline the schedule and provide the best value construction.
The new building will be completed by early spring of 2019, with the remainder of the existing building being demolished following the occupancy of the new school.