“This building really does mark a significant step in the fulfillment of our promise to students and families in Baltimore. A fulfillment of the commitment to provide our city’s children with safe, modern learning environments..,”
– Dr. Sonja Santelises, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO
- Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS)
- New construction (Replacement Schools)
- 94,000 sf (each)
- Zero Energy prototype school design, LEED Platinum Certification
- On-Site Renewable Energy
- Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Wall Systems
Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights Elementary / Middle School
Within inner city Baltimore, two existing elementary/middle schools were replaced with the city’s first two zero energy school facilities, which are now open for the 2020-2021 school year.
Located within three city blocks of each other and five miles east of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the prototype schools demonstrate Baltimore’s focus on project-based learning, sustainability, and energy-conscious design for schools in an urban environment.
The scope of work consists of steel bearing superstructure, metal deck, restoration of existing masonry and masonry veneer, membrane roofing, aluminum storefront, doors, frames, hardware and interior finishes (flooring, drywall, paint. Specified mechanical façade at the new addition. The school will not be occupied during construction.
Work of this project will occur in multiple phases. Generally, the new construction consists of steel bearing superstructure, metal deck, single-ply membrane roofing, d/f/h, aluminum storefront systems, and interior finishes along with the specified mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.
The Project is designed and shall be constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification
Take a virtual tour of the new Connection Center on New Psalmist Baptist Church’s campus, guided by the Interior Designer & Principal of Expressions… Of You, Ms. Teriko Epps.
Project Details: The Connection Center is a new 7,500 sf, multi-purpose center which will be primarily used for ministry and fellowship activities. This center will serve as the congregations hub for connection.
Our team joined Baltimore City Public Schools, as we celebrated the start of the new school year with two ribbon cuttings at Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights and Holabird Academy.
Officials from Baltimore City gathered and toured the two new duplicate schools to showcase the official opening.
These schools are City Schools’ first two Net Zero school buildings and will produce as much energy as they use every year. These new facilities produce energy through 1,300 solar panels on the roof and are estimated to save between $15,000 and $35,000 annually in energy costs.
“This building really does mark a significant step in the fulfillment of our promise to students and families in Baltimore. A fulfillment of the commitment to provide our city’s children with safe, modern learning environments that they both need and quite frankly deserve,” said Dr. Sonja Santelises Baltimore City Public Schools CEO. “It is an example of our determination to press forward until every student has the tools and the opportunity they need and deserve to be successful.”
Both schools have the capacity to serve 600 students in Pre-K to 8th grade and are on track to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
YouTube via: City Schools TV
CAM was recently issued the Notification of Findings regarding our Workforce Developement (WFD) commitments for the Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School project.
Our team’s achievements shattered the commitment goals, while successfully meeting the compressed schedule and completing the project at a cost well under the Final Guaranteed Maximum Price.
Congratulations to all that contributed to this significant achievement and the successful completion of this new 21st Century – Baltimore City Public School!
CAM is excited to announce that we have been selected by the Maryland Stadium Authority to provide Pre-Construction & CM services on the upcoming renovation & addition to the historic Montebello Elementary/Middle School (MEMS)!
The current MEMS facility will undergo a full systemic renovation, with a major addition component that will tie into the original historic building.
Our team will partner with Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates – Architects and the entire design team to complete this project for the MSA, 21st Century Schools Baltimore, & Baltimore City Public Schools.
CAM Construction was the Construction Manager for the Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School replacement project, which just achieved LEED Gold Certification. The Gold Certification exceeded original program requirements of LEED Silver for this project.
There were a number of innovative Green Strategies used during both the design and construction phases of Bay Brook’s project.
Here are some of the quantifiable GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS from the project:
83% – 83% of demolition and construction debris was diverted from disposal in landfill through either recycling or salvaging.
39% – Due to the optimization of its HVAC system and lighting equipment, Bay Brook achieved a 39% energy use reduction on an annual cost basis compared to a typical baseline building of similar design.
38% – Through the installation of efficient water fixtures, Bay Brook achieved a 38% reduction in water use compared to a typical baseline building of similar design, on an annual basis.
23% – To cut down on needless transportation emissions, 23% of the project’s total material costs were spent on building materials that were extracted/harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
17% – 17% of the project’s total materials cost were spent on building materials with recycled content.
Brochure created by Lorax Partnerships, LLC
CAM Construction is providing Pre-Construction services to assist the Maryland Food Bank with their upcoming FoodWorks Program Kitchen Expansion & Office Relocation project.
Our team will partner with Cap Ex Advisory Group and PI.KL Studios. Through a unique collaboration with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), the FoodWorks Program offers a fresh start to low-income individuals with 12 weeks of intense culinary training. FoodWorks students learn basic cooking skills while converting fresh produce and other perishable foods into healthy meals for distribution to those in need.
As part of the program, Maryland Food Bank chefs guide students through a curriculum that includes fundamental culinary techniques, menu planning and job-training.
With guidance and support from the Maryland Food Bank, FoodWorks graduates have been hired at leading restaurants and institutional caterers, including Woodberry Kitchen, the Horseshoe Casino, Compass group, The SEED School, and Baltimore County Public School. FoodWorks graduates earn well above the minimum wage.
New Project Update! Check out this video rendering of the historical restoration & adaptive reuse to the Stehli Silk Mill, in Lancaster PA.
Originally built in 1897, the current complex of buildings is on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the structures are three stories, with the main long structure along Martha Ave. being in excess of 900 feet long, making it the longest structure east of the Mississippi when it was constructed.
Plans call for the development of approximately 130 apartment units, consisting of mostly singles, and some doubles. Additionally, a brew pub is planned for the old women’s cafeteria, which is a single story structure with a clerestory and exposed steel truss roof framing system. Ancillary structures related to the former boiler building may be utilized to provide amenity spaces for the residents, as well as space for some smaller retail or office tenants.
CAM Construction is leading Design-Build services on the project for Lancaster Mills LLC.