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Cadence McShane Construction Selected to Complete New Washington Heights Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas

May 13, 2015

Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that Fort Worth Independent School District (Fort Worth ISD) has selected the firm to complete the new construction of Washington Heights Elementary School. The replacement educational facility will be constructed adjacent to the existing school located at 3215 North Houston Street in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 60,000 square foot, two-story elementary school is part of the first phase of the District’s Capital Improvement Program and will offer a contemporary learning environment to over 400 students.  The facility will be constructed of steel framing and boast an attractive masonry exterior complemented by modern window lines. 

Washington Heights Elementary School will feature 21 classrooms accommodating students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.  Specialized learning environments for music, art and computer studies will also be completed.  The elementary school will enjoy an expanded administrative and office area together with a library, cafeteria, kitchen and fully-equipped media center.

As part of the assignment, Cadence McShane will install an energy efficient HVAC system complete with state-of-the-art rooftop heating and cooling units.  Upon relocation of the students and staff to the new facility, the existing school will be demolished by the firm.  Sitework will also be completed by Cadence McShane including a paved parking lot, playgrounds and playfields that will be constructed at the location of the original facility.

“Cadence McShane is continually selected for its educational construction expertise by a wide range of ISD’s and institutional clients,” remarked Hodges.  “Our team is highly-skilled in providing comprehensive construction services on space-restricted and occupied sites that is typical in assignments for educational use.  We will implement our award-winning safety program and procedures to ensure the successful completion of the project without compromising the safety of the students, faculty or visitors making the assignment a positive experience for all.”

WRA Architects, Inc. is serving as project architect while AECOM is the program manager for this comprehensive construction assignment slated for completion in Summer 2016.