Construction Specifications Institute Takes in Kennebunk High School

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Approximately 30 members of Maine’s Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) toured the ongoing $42.8 million renovation and expansion project at Kennebunk High School (KHS) on Tuesday night. KHS is the third and final facility to be rehabilitated and expanded under a multi-year contract with Regional School Unit (RSU) 21. Similar efforts at Mildred L. Day Elementary School in Arundel ($8.6 million) and Kennebunkport Elementary School ($5.1 million) were completed last year. All three projects were designed by Harriman, with PC Construction serving as construction manager.

Following the tour, PC Construction Project Manager Tim Sommers and Harriman Architect Tony Roy hosted a presentation detailing the numerous challenges the design and construction team has surmounted on each project. While the individual schools have their own specific issues, common threads of budget constraints, working within occupied facilities and less-than-ideal site conditions permeated the discussion.

Another common theme was praise for the collaborative team effort that has made the three-school project such a resounding success. “Harriman and PC work together to problem-solve so it doesn’t end up costing the owner money, which is important to us and the taxpayers,” remarked RSU 21’s Kevin Crowley. Underscoring that point, Kevin noted the project is within budget and on track to complete as scheduled in August 2018.