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Holland School Exterior Wall Replacement

Due to a failing exterior wall system, the City of Boston and the Boston Public Schools department required a major remodeling of the John P. Holland School in Dorchester, MA. The project included removal of over 60,000 SF of exterior wall and window systems, including abatement of asbestos window caulking. Wherever walls were demolished, appropriate protection had to be installed to maintain the building in a weather tight condition. W.T. Rich replaced removed walls with new heavy gauge metal studs, dens glass sheathing, stucco plaster, metal wall panels and new metal windows throughout. Our work also included new roofing, new casework, electrical and plumbing modifications, and major HVAC upgrades. The project included several incentives for early completion of key milestones, all of which were achieved in full by W.T. Rich Company.

Location: Dorchester, MA
Duration: August 2004 to July 2005
Contract Value: $8,100,000
Type: Public – Renovation
Owner: City of Boston, Public Facilities Dept., Boston, MA
Designer: Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, MA
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The Holland School Exterior Wall Replacement project was delivered ahead of schedule and within the budget parameters for the project. Your work on this technically challenging and complex renovation project was outstanding. Your helpfulness and cooperation should serve as a model for all contractors in the industry. After numerous experiences working with you, the City continues to be satisfied in every way with the work and services of your firm.
- David Billings,
Senior Project Manager, City Of Boston
Holland School Exterior Wall Replacement Project
We sincerely believe that only through your outstanding work were the Holland Interior and Exterior Renovation projects able to achieve such a magnitude of success. The results far exceeded our expectations and the owners have expressed great satisfaction with the completed work. It would be wonderful if all projects flowed as seamlessly as did this one and we hope to continue our relationship on as many projects as possible in the future.
- Phillip Chen,
AIA, Schwartz Silver Associates
Holland School Exterior and Interior Renovation Projects