Women in Construction Week 2019

Project Manager Tracy Routhier reviews details as steel is erected at Marlborough Elementary School.

Fontaine Bros. Awarded Beal Elementary School in Shrewsbury, MA

The Beal Elementary School project consists of a new 141,600 SF elementary school for 790 K-4 students building on an 18.5-acre site on Lake Street in Shrewsbury. This MSBA funded project will include the demolition of 100,000 SF of the existing building followed by the construction of a two-story steel framed building on spread footings. Site work includes access road, parking, playfield, site utilities, and landscaping.

Nelson Place Elementary School Achieves LEED v4 Silver

The Nelson Place Elementary School project was designed and constructed according to the sustainability guidelines of LEED for Schools v4 with the goal of achieving LEED Silver. The building was constructed using low-emitting materials, high efficiency building envelope system, and utilizes an extensive array of rooftop solar panels. Nelson Place achieved LEED v4 Silver and is one of the first LEED v4 certified schools in Massachusetts.

Fontaine Bros. awarded W. Edward Balmer Elementary School

This project consists of the construction of a new three-story, $87.5 million W. Edward Balmer Elementary School on the site of the existing school. The project will consolidate the two aged existing elementary schools in Northbridge, MA into a single building for grades Pre-K through grade five.

Fontaine Names Barksdale Director of Preconstruction Services

Dave A. Barksdale started off the new year as Fontaine's Director of Preconstruction Services. Barksdale will be involved in all stages of our firm’s Construction Manager at Risk projects. His responsibilities will include overseeing the estimating, scheduling, phasing, and procurement of Fontaine’s CM at Risk portfolio of work. In this role Barksdale will be working side by side with David Fontaine Jr. and Fontaine’s project teams to further develop, strengthen, and bring constant improvement to our company’s operations as a construction manager.

Fontaine Bros. Completes Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority Project

Working with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Wendel WD Architecture, this project consisted of a 227,000 SF Operations & Vehicle Maintenance Facility for the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority. The building features a modern metal panel exterior with full-height curtainwall glazing, aluminum storefront/windows and a flat membrane roofing system.

Fontaine Bros. awarded Marlborough Elementary School

Fontaine Bros. was recently awarded the Marlborough Elementary School Project working with the City of Marlborough and Mount Vernon Group, Inc. The school is scheduled to be complete in June of 2020.

Fontaine Bros. Completes Granby Elementary School

Fontaine Bros. worked along side the Town of Granby and Jones Whitsett Architects to complete the Granby Elementary School in Granby, MA this past Fall, 2018. This project combined two elementary schools by adding 31,730 SF of new building, and renovation of the existing 37,030 SF East Meadow School building. The completed design of the addition consisted of new Pre-K through second grade classrooms, as well as new administrative offices, and a new gym complete with a new performance stage.

Fontaine Bros. Completes Pope Francis High School

Fontaine Bros. served as the Construction Manager working with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield and CBT Architects to deliver the new 114,900 SF four-story Pope Francis Preparatory School completed on-time in August, 2018. The project called for the complete abatement and demolition of a tornado damaged school. The new Pope Francis High School included energy efficient MEP systems and 21st Century Learning technology and collaborative spaces.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Worcester South High School

Today we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Worcester South High Community School. South High will consist of 360,000 SF new state-of-the-art school with a projected construction budget of $170 million; the largest project in the City's history. Today, the project team, city of Worcester, staff, and community, all came together to celebrate this wonderful day in history, changing the future of education for the students who will have the pleasure to walk the halls of the new South High in 2021!