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RECONSTRUCTION OF WATERBURY STATE OFFICE COMPLEX CELEBRATED

August 29, 2013

The Town of Waterbury, Vermont, was buzzing with excitement this morning as funding was announced for the reconstruction of the Waterbury State Office Complex. Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Vermont FEMA Coordinator Mark Landry joined the PC Construction, Freeman French Freeman and State of Vermont teams to celebrate the $53 million package of federal, state and insurance funding designated to help rebuild the complex that suffered massive flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

Following the announcement, three blasts of an air horn signaled crews to begin demolition. The arm of an excavator bearing an “I am Vermont Strong” sign took down part of a wall in one of several buildings to be deconstructed.

This $125 million project, the largest ever awarded by the State of Vermont, includes the deconstruction of 310,000 square feet of existing structures, the construction of a new 86,000-square-foot office building, 20,000-square-foot central plant and maintenance facility and new site infrastructure. The historic nature of the complex will be preserved through the renovation of the 13 original core buildings.

Reducing flood risk is a primary emphasis of the project. Nineteen flood-prone buildings will be removed, new and renovated facilities will be elevated and all occupied areas of new and renovated construction will be above the 500-year flood level.

The completed complex, which will be constructed to LEED Gold standards, will house nearly 900 workers for the Agency of Human Services in addition to Department of Public Safety staff already on the campus.

“This is a truly remarkable project, one that marks a significant step in rebuilding our great state in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene,” said Kevin McCarthy, president and CEO of PC Construction. “This project allows us put our experience to the test on a large-scale, complicated project right here in our home state while embracing the opportunity to bring so much life back to the Town of Waterbury. We are pleased to be part of this tremendous effort.”


RIBBON CUT AT GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR SHELBURNE MUSEUM’S NEW CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION

August 23, 2013

Photo courtesy of Shelburne Museum

Photo courtesy of Shelburne Museum

Excitement was certainly in the air on Sunday as over 6,000 peopled helped Shelburne Museum celebrate the grand opening of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. The community has been looking forward to this day since PC Construction started building the new, year-round facility last May. And the results certainly don’t disappoint.

The facility, constructed by PC Construction and designed by Boston-based Ann Beha Architects, allows Shelburne Museum to provide year-round cultural and educational opportunities for the first time in its 66-year history. The new center, which will host an array of lectures, cultural events and art exhibitions for the general public, members and school groups, features:

  • 5,000-square-foot gallery space for special exhibitions throughout the year.
  • 135-seat auditorium for lectures, presentations and symposia.
  • The museum’s first classroom designed for all ages.
  • Design that meets the LEED-certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The project incorporated the use of local materials to reduce transportation and support the local economy; wood products selected from sustainably-harvested forests; and energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting – all which contribute to LEED certification.



WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 11

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 11

August 13, 2013

I am entering my last semester at Virginia Tech this fall and will graduate in December with a Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering and Management. I am originally from Marlton, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia….

PROJECT UPDATE: TUPELO BAYOU WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

PROJECT UPDATE: TUPELO BAYOU WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

August 12, 2013

Last week PC Construction crews installed the floating gas holder cover into the secondary digester at the Tupelo Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant in Conway, Arkansas. The cover weighs approximately 125,000 pounds and is 100 feet…

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 10

August 12, 2013

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Bob, center, reviews drawings with members of PC Construction’s estimating group

This fall I will begin my final semester at The University of Vermont as a Civil Engineering major. I was fortunate to learn about PC Construction’s internship program through a friend who is a recent UVM graduate and is now part of the PC team. 

I am currently working with the company’s in-house estimating team on array of projects and tasks. Working in the estimating department has provided me with the opportunity to learn and acquire knowledge of real world construction standards and general practices that I may not have learned in the classroom. Being from Vermont, there was also added value in being involved with the estimating of local projects.


WHAT I DID AT PC THIS SUMMER, PART 9

WHAT I DID AT PC THIS SUMMER, PART 9

August 8, 2013

I am entering my junior year at Vermont Technical College and will graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management and a minor in Civil Engineering. Born and raised in Williamstown, Vermont, I…

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC: PART 8

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC: PART 8

August 6, 2013

I am a recent graduate of Clarkson University with a degree in Civil Engineering with concentrations in Construction Management and Structural Design. I am originally from Fonda, New York, and have been interning on the…

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD AT ALICE HYDE MEDICAL CENTER

August 2, 2013

PC Project Executive Eve Norris addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for Alice Hyde Medical Center's new skilled care and assisted living facility

PC Project Executive Eve Norris addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for Alice Hyde Medical Center’s new skilled care and assisted living facility

Alice Hyde Medical Center, Franklin County and PC Construction officials held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning to commence the construction of a new skilled care and assisted living facility. Upon completion, it will be the first facility of its kind to serve the Malone, New York region.

The $35 million project includes the construction of a 98,000-square-foot, three-story skilled nursing facility and a 22,500-square-foot, two-story assisted living facility. The existing Alice Hyde and Franklin County Nursing homes will consolidate into the new facility, which will feature 165 beds and contain kitchen, dining, living, office and activity spaces.

“For several years, we have discussed the idea of consolidating the two nursing homes through the construction of a state-of-the-art facility,” said Douglas F. DiVello, president/CEO of Alice Hyde Medical Center. “I am pleased to work with PC Construction to provide a quality facility that will elevate the level of care available in our community.”