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SITUATION:

The Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture selected BOND to build the new 42,000 SF International British School of Boston, a private school serving Pre-K through high school. The new facility features a library, computer and science labs, a gymnasium, a headmaster suite, and meeting and support spaces for 480 students.

CHALLENGES:

  • Sloped site required soil nailing
  • Active campus required safety logistics and mitigation
  • Neighboring buildings are occupied and functioning throughout construction

SOLUTIONS:

  • Additional training and safety measures utilized in construction of the building on a steep incline
  • Utilized extensive soil nailing and slope retention systems
  • Excavated 11,000 cubic yards of soil to assist in the development of the buildings footprint
  • Coordinated construction activities around school operations to minimize disruption

RESULTS:

  • Project completed in 13 months
  • No disturbance to the active campus during construction
  • New building delivers the British national curriculum to over 450 students