January 20, 2019

On the Move: A sampling of new projects at O&G

Region 14 / Nonnewaug High School   Having provided pre-referendum services to the Region 14 School District since 2007, O&G’s Building Division was recently awarded a renovate-to-new contract for Nonnewaug High School. With a preliminary value of $63,820,000, work is likely to include renovating the School’s academic and student services units, the auditorium and cafeteria, and site work improvements to parking, athletic fields and tennis courts. O&G as Construction Manager will be teamed with Project Manager Colliers International and Project Architect The S/L/A/M Collaborative.

O&G Special Projects Group: Aquarion Pump Station  This $520,000 project will see the construction of a new booster pump facility in Western Brookfield for adjacent areas serviced by the Aquarion Water Company. Work includes new piping, an access drive, a precast pump house, generator and booster pumps. Work was awarded in June and is scheduled for completion in December. O&G is self-performing the concrete work. The project designer is Environmental Partners of Quincy, MA.

O&G Special Projects Group: Manufacturing Tower  O&G as General Contractor is raising a new six-story tower section in existing light industrial space for a manufacturer of precision materials. The project began inside the existing building and will elevate four stories above. Work on the 2,400SF tower includes structural steel, metal siding, roofing and equipment rigging. The project is valued at $520,000. Work started in June and is scheduled for November completion. The project architect is id3A of Glastonbury, CT.

O&G Special Projects Group: St. Mary’s Cath Lab 2  Having successfully built the Cardiac Unit’s Cath Lab 1, O&G was called back to prepare Lab 2 for a major upgrade at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. Surrounded by normal unit operations, Lab 2 was built in the same footprint with upgraded mechanicals to accommodate a state-of-the-art imaging system. This $160,000 project began in June and finished ahead of its nine-week schedule. The project architect is Moser Pilon Nelson; the engineer is van Zelm Engineers.


O&G Special Projects Group: St. Mary’s Sleep Lab  St. Mary’s Hospital has tapped O&G to perform the conversion of a 700SF office space into a new sleep laboratory for the study and evaluation of sleep disorders. Work will include demolition, drywall, upgraded mechanical/electrical/plumbing, millwork and other finishes. Moser Pilon Nelson is the project architect. Work is valued at $160,000 and will be finished this fall.


O&G Special Projects Group: UConn CUP Building  Returning to UConn’s Central Utility Plant in Storrs where it had successfully managed a turbine upgrade project, O&G is directing the installation of a new rooftop intake screen that will serve to protect the air intake from snow accumulation. As GC, O&G will supervise the installation of steel and fall protection equipment. Work is valued at $350,000 and was completed in August.


O&G Special Projects Group: St. Mary’s Church Entrance  O&G is General Contractor for this small but specialized project to repair brownstone steps at the “Mother Church” of New Britain. O&G will secure, straighten, repair and grout the large stones to revive and protect the beautiful, turn-of-the-century entrance. The steps were installed after a fire devastated the church in 1902. The work, valued at $100,000, began in July and will be completed in September.