Metcon honored for 2 school projects


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PEMBROKE — A Robeson County-based construction firm has earned recognition for its joint venture with another North Carolina firm.

Engineering News-Record announced the winners of its 2016 National “Best of the Best” Projects and Metcon of Pembroke, along with TA Loving of Greensboro, won “Best Project” in the K-12 Education category for the two new “Energy Positive” middle schools in Goldsboro.

The awards honor the best construction projects in the nation, which are judged using five criteria: safety, innovation, teamwork, quality and functionality.

The project teams will be honored at the Award of Excellence gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on April 13, and award plaques will be presented to the project teams at a breakfast ceremony on April 14. This is Metcon’s secdon time in four years along with sfl+a Architects to have receved this award.

Metcon|TA Loving — a Joint Venture was selected as the construction manager at risk for the simultaneous delivery of the two energy positive middle schools for Wayne County Public Schools. Grantham and Spring Creek Middle schools are the second and third energy positive schools delivered in the Carolinas. Both schools were completed in August 2015.

Grantham Middle School is a 86,346 square foot, single-story building with 24 state of the art classrooms, and athletic complex that includes football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. It includes load-bearing masonry, sprinkled, bar joist structure, brick veneer, aluminum windows, TPO roof, high efficiency envelope with 2,588 solar panels. Also included is the centralized geothermal HVAC, LED lighting, BAS, and typical MS finishes.

Spring Creek Middle School is a 95,946 square foot, energy positive single story building with 32 state of the art classrooms, and an athletic complex that includes football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. It includes load-bearing masonry, sprinkled, bar joist structure, brick veneer, aluminum windows, TPO roof, high efficiency envelope with 2,492 solar panels. Also included is the centralized geothermal HVAC, LED lighting, BAS, and typical MS finishes.

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