New England News Releases

USACE hosts open house August 1 in Oxford, Mass., for Hodges Village Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house August 1, 2024, in Oxford, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1976 Hodges Village Dam Master Plan for the Hodges...
USACE hosts open house July 31 in Monson, Mass., for Conant Brook Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 31, 2024, in Monson, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1998 Conant Brook Dam Master Plan for the Conant...
USACE hosts open house July 30 in Uxbridge, Mass., for West Hill Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 30, 2024, in Uxbridge, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 2011 West Hill Dam Master Plan for the West Hill...

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Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
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News From Around the Corps

USACE leadership joins DTRA to celebrate official opening of new building at Kirtland
6/14/2024
USACE-South Pacific Division and Albuquerque District leadership joined DTRA, KAFB, and Hensel Phelps Construction officials in officially opening the new DTRA Albuquerque multi-use building, June 12,...
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5/20/2024
The two research scientists from the U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) served as the inspiration behind, and subject...
Jacksonville District encourages visitors to practice waters safety
7/3/2024
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 3, 2024) - During the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is urging the public to prioritize safety. With increased water...

Feature Stories

Corps of Engineers awards contract to build new Primary School on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford

USACE, New England District
Published May 8, 2017
Artist’s rendition of the Hanscom Primary School.

Artist’s rendition of the Hanscom Primary School.

A new primary school will be constructed at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts under the terms of a $36,957,000 contract issued recently by the New England District. Work will be accomplished by J&J Contractors, Inc. of Billerica, Massachusetts. Preliminary site work is scheduled to begin in May 2017. The project will take approximately 30 months to complete. The contract was awarded on March 16.

“This project will consist of demolition of the existing primary school, the construction of a new primary school, and associated site work,” said Project Manager Robert Leitch. The new primary school building will be constructed as an addition to the recently constructed Middle School building. The size of this multi-story structure will be approximately 80,000 square feet. The project will use clear span or similar construction methods to allow easier reconfiguration to meet future educational needs. Near term flexibility and adaptability will be accommodated through the use of fully integrated acoustical-rated, operable wall partitions which contribute to the engineered acoustical performance of the building.

The project will include 21st Century school concepts such as learning neighborhoods, central hubs surrounded by learning studios, flex labs, information center annex, food service area, supply areas, specialist rooms, art room, music room, commons area for dining and social networking, therapy rooms, teacher work areas,  counseling areas, storage, administrative offices and other required areas for a fully functioning facility.

The project includes related infrastructure such as parking areas, mechanical rooms, delivery areas, playgrounds, and site improvements such as signage, fencing, paving, landscaping, exterior lighting and utilities. Phased construction will be required to accommodate this project without interrupting school operations. Temporary school facilities will be part of this project, as well as deconstructing and restoring the temporary site after the Primary School construction has been completed. 

The Corps will manage the project and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


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