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New Stoughton High School Groundbreaking
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Stoughton, June 15, 2017 - What a beautiful day to celebrate the groundbreaking event of the New Stoughton High School.

Dom Tiberi, Compass Project Manager, emceed the event welcoming the crowd and introducing the esteemed speakers and Federal and State Officials.
- Juliette Miller, Stoughton High School Principal
- Thomas Recupero, Esq., School Building Committee, Chair
- Deborah Goldberg, Treasurer, MSBA
- Katie Pina-Enokian, School Building Committee - School Committee
- Robert O'Regan, Esq., School Building Committee - Selectman
- Louis Kafka, State Representative
- William Galvin, State Representative
- Walter Timilty, Massachusetts Senate
- John K. McCarthy, Executive Director MSBA
- Marguerite Rizzi, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Groups of people equipped with hard hats and shovels took part in the ceremonial scooping and tossing of dirt from the construction site. Students from the Stoughton Elementary school celebrated with the excitement of being able to attend the new High School while older students will always have and share the memories of the original school. The Town of Stoughton is looking forward to the changes the Town will experience with the new High School project.

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Alma del Mar Wins IES Award for Energy Efficiency Lighting
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The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America held its Illumination Awards Gala on May 25, 2017 at the Westin Copley Place Boston. Alma del Mar was awarded the Illumination Award for Energy and Environmental Lighting Design.

Alma was the only K-12 School project winner with budget constraints; the other 35 projects awarded included corporate headquarters, healthcare, universities, a house and more and all were much larger projects with much higher budgets.

The Illumination Awards provide an opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry against specific criteria.

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Compass Supports Women Build | Habitat for Humanity
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Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is an annual weeklong event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

On Thursday, May 4, Compass ladies joined with the Colantonio ladies team – Colantonio Crushers – for Women Build Week 2017!

Our Team spent the day with members of Habitat for Humanity helping to build 2 new homes in Holliston. Our team was extremely productive as we prepared the attic for insulation and flooring hoisting over 30 8’x6’ plywood pieces to the attic along with over 100 8’x2’ foam insulation sections; prepared window frames with insulation and tape for installation of the windows when they arrived; measured and marked the outside of the house for installation of shingles; built corner sections with 2x4s to be used for installing the drywall; cut angles on 2x6s to install as supports; moved over 100 2x4s and 2x6s into the house for the next team to start framing the walls and much more! It was a fun and exhausting day but most importantly, it was day spent helping others in need. We all walked away with a great feeling of accomplishment.

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the population’s most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message.

     

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Marathon Elementary School, Hopkinton - Steel Topping Off
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On Friday, May 19th at 11:00am on a beautiful spring day, a small group gathered at the location for the new Marathon Elementary School to celebrate the tradition of placing the last steel beam - "topping off" ceremony. The beam was signed by kindergarten and first grade students currently attending the Center School. 

Even with the town scrambling to add four more classrooms to the new $44 million Marathon Elementary School, the building remains on track to open for the 2018-2019 school year.

The two-story 88,700 square-foot school, under construction at 129 Hayden Rowe St. near EMC Park, hit another milestone Friday with construction workers installing the last steel beam. Crews also paved part of the parking lot and poured the second floor concrete earlier this week.

"Despite adding four classrooms midstream we are able to keep the original schedule," said Jeff D'Amico, senior project manager with the owner's project manager, Compass Project Management.

On Friday, town and school officials gathered to watch the last beam installed during a traditional "topping off" ceremony. The white beam featured the signatures of kindergarten and first-grade students at the Center School on Ash Street. The new building will replace Center School, built in 1927.

Excerpt from article in Metrowest Daily Times by Jonathan Phelps

     

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