Alcoa High School Project Keeping up with Aggressive Schedule

Alcoa HS constructionWork is underway on the new Alcoa High School project. A recent article by Lance Coleman in the Knoxville News Sentinel outlined the construction progress on the $33 million school. The permanent roof on the auditorium and commons area is going in now and next week, slab will be poured for part of the west wing and the locker room/weight room.  Grading for the parking and lawn areas is about 90 percent complete. Merit has had an aggressive schedule for this project and has successfully stuck to the timeline. The school is scheduled to open in July 2015.

Mickey McClurg, Alcoa City School Board member was quoted in the January 1 News Sentinel article: “It’s just amazing, it is like a bunch of bees working and it is all laid out and organized. Nobody gets in the next guy’s way and everything is right there for the next move and it is fun to watch,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything so well organized and laid out like Merit Construction has done with the building of this school. It is just amazing.”

Live feed of the construction progress can be found on the Alcoa City Schools web site.

LeConte Center Construction On Track

Construction is underway on the city of Pigeon Forge’s LeConte Center, a 232,000-square-foot multi-purpose event center. The city-owned structure will open in September 2013 and will feature a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 12,000-square foot multi-purpose hall, a variety of multi-purpose meeting rooms that can be configured into various sizes, a catering kitchen, and pre-function space.

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Proton Therapy Center Construction on Track

Work is underway at The Proton Therapy Center at Dowell Springs, which will be one of the most advanced centers for cancer treatment in the world.

Proton therapy is a relatively new form of cancer treatment with only 10 centers in the United States. Unlike traditional radiation therapy, the precision of proton therapy targets cancerous tissue and reduces collateral damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

The 87,220 square-foot, two-story facility will have five treatment rooms. Construction will be complete in spring 2013 and patient will begin treatment in early 2014. This substantial project includes:

  • 87,220 square feet
  • 18,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • 1,014 tons of rebar
  • 34.8 miles of conduit
  • 104.7 miles of wire and cable
  • The first of its kind direct-access vault entry doors that weigh over 100,000 lb. per door.
  • Click below to check out the progress of the construction to date.

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