November 17, 2011
Metromont Corporation awarded contract for Newton County High School
Metromont Corporation was recently awarded a contract for a 388,000 sq. ft. high school for Newton County. The project will be located on Crowell Road, a mile south of Interstate I-20 and five miles west of Covington, Georgia. The new high school will utilize a total precast building system and will be the largest school in the area. This will be a state-of-the-art school for the Newton County Board of Education. The precast walls, floors and roof system will be produced at Metromont’s Atlanta manufacturing facility.
Newton County School Board elected to use the total precast school design for several reasons. First, it has proven to be cost competitive with other delivery systems in other schools built in the Atlanta region. It was determined the building shell could be closed in faster using precast, which would facility the tight construction schedule. And studies show that a total precast school is less expensive to heat and cool and less expensive to maintain, compared to traditional construction systems.
Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews & Moore Architects is heading up the design team along with the structural engineer of record Pruitt, Eberly & Stone Structural Engineers, both of Atlanta. McKnight Construction Company, Inc. of Augusta, Georgia is the general contractor.
The grade work had been completed at the time of award of the contract and the school will be open for students in August 2013. The new high school is designed for 1,800 students.