Fontaine kicks off Women in Construction Week 2020

Fontaine is kicking off women in construction week 2020 with a luncheon and tour of our Worcester South High School Project Site! This week is to highlight the talented women we have here at Fontaine and to highlight women as a viable component to the construction industry.

Kids Career Fair at Northbridge

This week students at the Balmer Elementary School in Northbridge participated in a multi-day Career Fair. Dozens of adults from the community volunteered to discuss their careers and answer questions from the students. Members of the Fontaine project team and our partners at Guigli & Sons met with students to share our experience in the construction industry. On the first day of the event, the Fontaine project team welcomed third graders and answered many great questions. The view from Classroom 27 was a perfect angle to observe what exactly was happening on the jobsite right outside their windows. The students heard about the importance of teamwork, planning, and organization as well as the many practical applications of math and science. On day two, students had a chance to go outside and check out the machinery and equipment Guigli is using to build their new school! What an amazing learning opportunity for the Balmer Elementary School kids!

Students Tour Beal Project Site

This week, our Beal Elementary School project team in Shrewsbury hosted an enthusiastic group of local second grade students. The students had the opportunity to walk the site with Superintendent, Jim Morin and Project Manager, Frank Payeur to see how the project is progressing and see the structural steel being erected. The students are participating in the FIRST LEGO League Jr. program where this year’s challenge is called “Boomtown Build”. The students meet weekly to explore STEM concepts in their community leading up to a presentation of their projects to be held at Shrewsbury High School in the spring. Good luck kids!

Awarded Northfield Mount Hermon Gilder Center Project

Fontaine has recently been awarded the Northfield Mount Hermon Gilder Science Center for Integrative Math and Science Education. As currently programmed, the building is envisioned as a 48,000 SF structure that will include mastery classrooms, labs for design, construction and research, prep rooms, collaboration pods, studios, incubator spaces, standard math classrooms, seminar rooms, multipurpose rooms, facility office suites, and a central hub for student activity.

Awarded Deerfield Academy DeNunzio Dorm Project

The Deerfield Academy project will consist of the construction of a new 33,000 SF dormitory, featuring 20 student rooms, four faculty apartments and plenty of common space all connected to the existing 1989 Denunzio dormitory. The project will also consist of the renovation and upgrades to the adjacent 17,000 SF, 1989 Denunzio dormitory. Along with the addition and renovation, the existing, adjacent 1949 Dewey Infirmary will be demolished in order for the new addition to be built.

Steel Starts in Northbridge

Here are a few updates for the Northbridge Elementary School Project: -Steel Erection has officially started in the classroom section of the building -Electrical duct bank work has started -Currently tying in a huge waterline from the new building to North Main Street -East Retaining wall is in progress with one similar left to build -Concrete is expected to be completed in one week

Awarded the Maple Elementary School Project

The Maple Elementary School project will consist of a new 177,370 SF kindergarten through eighth grade building in Easthampton, MA. The new building will be located on the existing and fully occupied site throughout construction. The existing school will be demolished after. The new structural steel framed building will consist of three stories with multiple wings off of the main building. The project will include site improvements both on the school site and to the surrounding roadways. Site improvements include storm water, sanitary, utilities, hard surface parking, sidewalks, site retaining walls, and landscaping.

Grand Opening for the new Templeton Elementary School

Perfect day to celebrate the grand opening for the new Templeton Elementary School! Great project working with an incredible project team. We hope the Town of Templeton enjoys their new school for years to come!

Wilbraham Monson Academy Students Sign Beams

On Friday, September 6th, 2019 students of Wilbraham Monson Academy signed the steel beams of their soon to be new Library!

South High School Raises Final Beam

Today, Fontaine Bros., W.T. Rich, LPA|A, CBRE|HEERY and the City of Worcester came together to celebrate the topping off and raising of the final beam on the new South High Community School in Worcester, MA! This $220 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2021!