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SOURCE Tishman Construction
CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, announced today that it has completed six major public school renovations for the Public Building Commission of Chicago. Finished on a fast-track, six-week schedule, this US$13-million summer capital improvement contract included renovations of six elementary schools: Edward C. Delano, Edward K. Ellington, John Milton Gregory, Helen M. Heffernan, Horatio N. May and George W. Tilton.
Across more than 600,000 square feet of academic space, outdated school buildings were transformed into state-of-the-art learning facilities to provide students with cutting-edge technology and tools. The interior renovations feature new computer labs, media centers, science labs and nearly 120 classrooms. In addition, fully operational air conditioning systems were installed throughout each school, creating an improved learning environment necessary in these facilities. Furthermore, accessibility upgrades and a new security system were provided at John Milton Gregory Elementary School.
"We are proud to have delivered six Chicago public school renovations that will make a significant, positive impact on the local community," said Ed Cettina, chief operating officer of the Americas for Tishman Construction and AECOM's construction services practice. "Our team, led by executive vice president Gary Thalheimer with first vice president Ryan Mahoney and project manager Knut Olberg, was driven to update these facilities in time for the beginning of the school year."
As a result of the Chicago Public School's commitment to new learning technologies, each student received an iPad on the first day of school to utilize in the newly constructed, high-tech facilities of each elementary school.
About Tishman Construction
Founded in 1898, Tishman Construction, a wholly owned AECOM subsidiary, is one of the world's leading builders, currently managing construction for the 1,776-foot-high One World Trade Center, the Javits Convention Center expansion and renovation in New York, the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center for high-speed trains in California. Known for successfully managing complex, iconic projects, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 450 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation.
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