Opened for the first day of classes in September, the $18.9 million, three-story school includes classrooms, library, administrative offices, gymnasium, cafetorium and support facilities. In addition to building a new facility, CTA crews demolished its 40,000-square-
“The Howe-Manning Elementary School is a tribute to the community and its public officials who worked closely with us, as their general contractor, to build a fantastic new school, on time and under budget, that will serve generations of children to come,” said Steve Malenchini, CTA’s Project Manager in Middleton. CTA Construction Co. Inc., a Waltham-based general contractor (www.ctaconstruction.com)
The Middleton School Building Committee noted the “amazing speed” with which the project progressed since the April 2009 groundbreaking. In a Nov. 15, 2010 letter to CTA, the committee’s chairman, Frank FitzGerald, and the vice chairman, Anne LeBlanc-Snyder, wrote: “The Town of Middleton has been well served by CTA Construction Company in its new facility, the Howe-Manning School.”
Middleton Town Administrator Ira Singer praised CTA’s work in which he stated, “CTA constructed and delivered the Town’s beautiful new state-of-the art elementary school on time and under budget despite a very tight 18-month timetable and the complexities associated with building a new school only 20 feet behind the existing building which had to remain in use until June 30th of last summer.”
The Howe-Manning Elementary School was constructed to meet the standards of the Massachusetts - Collaborative for High Performance Schools, a certification process that addresses school design, construction and operation. MA-CHPS strives to make schools environmentally friendly and efficient energy, water and material efficient, well-lit, thermally comfortable, acoustically sound, safe, healthy and easy to operate
Across Massachusetts, CTA has been general contractor on more than 30 school projects, including multiple MA-CHPS projects. CTA-built schools include the addition and renovation of Beverly High School, the C.W. Morey Elementary School in Lowell, and the Memorial Elementary School in Burlington.
An award-winning general contractor, CTA has earned an average rating of 93 out of 100 by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management, a state agency overseeing public construction contractors. CTA recently won a Merit Award and two Green Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts for projects that presented design challenges and required a commitment to environmental stewardship.