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Rizzo Project Wins ENR New York Best Government/Public Building Project

The Orange County Government Center won ENR (Engineering News-Record) New York's Best Project in the Government/Public Building sector this past week. Rizzo worked as the General Contractor on the project, which included a new pre-engineered steel building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural finishes, and an extensive renovation of the existing building. ENR will be announcing the overall Project of the Year from the Best Project-level winners listed on their site (see below) at their annual awards breakfast in Manhattan.

To see the other honorees in this year's top New York projects, click HERE.

Rizzo Corporation Chosen as Construction Manager for $65M Bethel Schools Project
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Rizzo will be responsible for renovating “as new” the Johnson and Rockwell elementary schools located within the Bethel Education Park. Both schools will include extensive interior/exterior renovations and finishes, new mechanical and electrical systems, roof replacements, site reconfigurations, and multiple additions. The Town of Bethel decided to change the school structures with this renovation; Johnson School will now house grades 3 – 5, while Rockwell will house grades K – 2, and Berry will include Pre-K – 2, effectively moving the third grade from both Rockwell and Berry to Johnson in an effort to further develop “school community”.

Each Bethel school is considered a separate project by the state but both will run concurrently and fall under the management of Rizzo Corporation. The pre-construction effort has begun and construction is scheduled to start this year. Both schools are projected to be completed in August of 2020, ready for the 2020-2021 school year.

Rizzo Signs Letter of Intent, Work at Danbury High School Starts with Roof
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Plans are drawn and the first work on Danbury High School’s addition will be replacing part of the school’s 180,000-square-foot roof. Because the school has so many buildings and elevations, the roofs were installed at different times and are failing at different rates.

By the completion of the addition project, all roofs will be replaced.

The roof replacement is step number one in an addition funded by a roughly $62 million bond package approved by Danbury voters in 2015.

The addition of a new building will take several years, but relocating some underground utilities, building the foundation, and erecting some of the steel may occur in 2016.

Danbury High School officials anticipate roughly 300 new students in what is already Connecticut’s most populous high school, and the existing building doesn’t have space for them.
Other work will include expanding or replacing both the fire sprinkler system and the fire alarm system to provide coverage to all portions of the building.



Rizzo Awarded $15.8 Million Hartford Office Fit-Out

The Rizzo Corporation was awarded the contract to fit-out a 26-floor office building on Hartford’s Columbus Boulevard that started in the fall of 2015. The work is scheduled to take about 18 months.

The renovations to 450 Columbus Boulevard are estimated to cost $15.8 million in two buildings on the property. The owner of the project is the state of Connecticut. The construction manager is the Morganti Group, Inc. The state of Connecticut is planning to consolidate offices into this building, once it is renovated. It is gutted today.

The architects are Tecton Architects, and the property is about 515,000-square-feet in size. The use will be office space, and Rizzo bid the work as a general trades package.