QUANDEL CONSTRUCTION TO MANAGE LEHIGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
On: February 2, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
HARRISBURG – Quandel Construction Group, a local construction firm, has been selected as the Construction Manager for the Lehighton Area School District to oversee their Building Improvement Program.
The District’s program includes renovations to their existing 103,000 square foot Middle School and 144,000 square foot High School. The scope of work includes replacement of the HVAC system in both schools with energy efficient water source heat pump systems, interior and exterior lighting improvements, roof and building façade removal and replacement and interior renovations. The combined, estimated project cost for these projects is $22.4 million. Construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2015.
The Lehighton Area Elementary Center is a new 142,000 square foot building to house the District’s elementary students. The estimated project cost is $32.5 million. Construction of the New Elementary Center is anticipated to start in late fall of 2015.
All three projects are being designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. In addition, the District has received a High-Performance Green Schools Planning Grant, which will partially offset construction costs.
Quandel Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1882 in Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and is presently under the leadership of fourth generation management. Quandel has been providing construction services for 133 years including construction management, general construction, design-build, engineering and development.
In addition to our corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Quandel maintains full-service offices in Wormleysburg, Hershey, Scranton, Minersville and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Abingdon, Maryland; Alexandria, VA; Columbus and Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL and St. Paul, MN.