CREC began to provide planning and project management services in 1996 to construct magnet schools. Our success in this area led to the development of our school construction services, which now provide project management and related construction services to districts throughout Connecticut. Our school construction staff serves surrounding districts that are either contemplating or actively engaged in school construction projects. To date, we have been and/or are the sole project manager/owner’s representative on over 20 projects currently in different phases, comprising over $600 million in project costs.
Our services range from early master plan development, including education specifications and pre-construction services, to handling the entire construction process as a project/program manager and/or owner’s representative. Our services provide for verification of compliance with the educational program, financial reporting to the State Department of Education, project closeout and final audit. We also provide many preliminary services for school construction projects, such as facility audits, capital replacement plans, feasibility studies, educational specifications development, operations plans, and grant applications.
We continue our work as owner’s representative in Bloomfield for the Laurel school after successfully completing our contractual obligations for both the Carmen Arace and Metacomet renovation school projects. We are also continuing forward with Nathan Hale magnet school as the Nathan Hale project comes to a successful culmination in New London.
We continue to assist Goodwin College providing project management services for the Connecticut River Academy, the Academy of Advanced Design and Technology, and their Early Childhood School.
We have successfully completed renovations of both the start-up and expansion of facilities for seven magnet schools and programs such as the Public Safety Academy, Reggio Arts Magnet, International Magnet, Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy, Museum Academy, Aerospace Academy, and Discovery Academy. In addition, we oversee the seven main construction projects for each of permanent facilities for the above mentioned programs which involve site acquisition, planning and zoning process at each respective municipality, design oversight, bidding, construction, and culminating in the closeout phase.
In summary, we aim to provide high quality services to various districts throughout the State of Connecticut where success is the end product. We pride ourselves in “connecting people and resources for quality education.”