The largest public high school in the state of Maryland is currently taking shape at an estimated cost of more than $150 million. The four-story building will cover approximately 440,000 sq. ft. and will serve as the new Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Montgomery County. The school is expected to be ready for the start of the 2020/2021 school year and will have the capacity for more than 3,000 students.
Construction of the new building is taking place on the school’s old athletic fields. Upon completion of the new building, the new athletic fields will be built where the current building stands today The contract for construction management was awarded to Dustin Construction, Ijamsville, Md.
The project was reportedly divided into in three phases, over the course of four years, including existing utility relocation; the new building, adjacent parking lots and stadium; and demolition, parking lot and field completion. The purpose of this project is to revitalize/expand the high school. Based on the condition of the existing facility and the cost to bring the school into compliance with code requirements, the most cost-effective solution was to construct a replacement facility adjacent to the existing school.
Roughly 250,000 cu. yds. of dirt have been moved for the project. Material rough quantities from the project include 2,500 tons of steel; 10,000 cu. yds. of building concrete; and 3,500 cu. yds. of site concrete.