Merrimack Valley Schools
This project included additions and renovations to three existing schools as well as the new construction of a wood chip plant to heat the Merrimack Valley Middle School and High School with a hot water heating loop. The work at Merrimack Valley High School included the total renovation of the building to qualify as a High Performance School with qualifying additions for a cafeteria, library and a new science wing. Scheduling was phased to accommodate the moving of classes into new space as it was completed in order to continue with renovations. The Middle School work involved new science classrooms as well as general classrooms. The size of the boilers were increased as back-up heating to the wood chip plant. The Loudon Elementary School additions accommodated a new gymnasium, art and music classrooms, general classrooms and a new administration area. Although the Merrimack Valley Middle School and Loudon Elementary Schools do not qualify as High Performance Schools because the existing buildings were not being renovated, Hutter Construction employed the same High Performance School construction specifications and requirements on the new additions as in the fully renovated High School.
These projects were completed on time and within budget while the schools were in session without interruption.