Forestdale Elementary School

Project Name: Forestdale Elementary School
Location: Malden, MA
General Contractor: Peabody Construction Co., Inc
Project Value: $15,588,411
Sector: Education
Timeframe: 1999 – 2001

Project Features:

  • New construction – 55 classrooms
  • CCIP Insurance program
  • K-4 Classroom wing
  • Full service cafeteria
  • Two baseball fields
  • New children’s playground

Project Description:

The Forestdale School serves grades K-8 and is a 3-story, 130,000 sq. ft., structural steel building with a masonry/precast façade.  The interior features include an atrium entryway, 55 classrooms, library, full service cafeteria, gymnasium with lockers, showers, and bleachers and a fully integrated auditorium with lighting, sound and video capabilities.  The building has a K-4 and 5-8 classroom wing in addition to a technical science wing, a nutrition center, behavioral science room and a large reading/social room.  The structure sits on a 6.7 acre site that includes two lighted baseball fields, a basketball court, tot-lot playground and ample parking.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Executive Vice President duties at PCC during construction.
  • Preside over organizing and directing the collaborative effort on submitting a $2.2 million request for equitable adjustment time extension delay claim.
  • Dispute resolution of ten subcontractor accounts totaling $828K.
  • Prepared for and participated in one dispute resolution mediation on a $168K subcontractor dispute that settled for $153K.
  • Prepared for and provided testimony in a $7.7 million, 46-day arbitration against a subcontractor and its Surety (seeking $1.7 million) that resulted in a $3.45 million award to PCC.

E.R. Flansburgh & Assoc.
Boston, MA  02114

Structural Engineer:
Engineer Design Group
Cambridge, MA  02139

MEP Engineer:
TMP Consulting Engineer
Boston, MA  02180