A groundbreaking was recently held to kick off the Huckleberry Hill Elementary School project in Brookfield, Connecticut.
The project includes the construction of a new 158,000 square foot early learning and elementary school facility, followed by abatement and demolition of the existing school building. The new campus will include four two-story classroom wings with classroom, cafeteria, media center, gym, kitchen and servery areas. Site improvements will also be made including new underground utility services, parking lots, drives and athletic fields.
The project is significant in that it is the first public school project in Connecticut built using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology. Using ICFs also accelerates the speed of construction of the building; reduces building energy costs; increases soundproofing and creates a durable, disaster resistant building.
The O&G Building Group is the construction manager, Tecton Architects is the project architect, Arcadis is the owner’s project manager. The 18-month project began in the spring of 2021 and will be completed in the fall of 2022.