The Northeast Metro Tech (NEMT) Project has progressed further into the MSBA process and has officially concluded Module #2: Forming the Project Team. In August 2019 the District selected PMA Consultants to be its Owner’s Project Manager for the project. PMA Consultants is a construction logistics & management firm that has performed scope of services for 49 Massachusetts K-12 school projects. PMA Consultants will support the District throughout all future project phases from designer selection through construction and closeout within the MSBA process.
In December 2019 NEMT project representatives selected Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (DRA) to be the project designer. DRA is a local architecture firm located in Waltham, MA that has worked on 80 educational projects in the last 7 years alone including 14 High School projects (7 of the 14 being Career-Technical Schools). Designer selection signifies both the completion of MSBA Module #2: Forming the Project Team and the beginning of MSBA Module #3: Feasibility Study.
In MSBA Module #3: Feasibility Study, the NEMT District will develop their Educational Program which will be the driving force behind all future design iterations. Educational space summaries, definition of design parameters, and an evaluation of existing conditions will be developed in this module. DRA will be tasked with transforming the District’s Educational Plan into preliminary design options including base renovation, addition/renovation, and replacement alternatives. Upon completion of the Feasibility Study, the District will submit the most cost effective and educationally appropriate preferred solution to the MSBA’s Board of Directors for their consideration and approval.
The current preliminary timeline for the NEMT Project forecasts completion of Module #3 in December 2020. From there, the project team will begin Module #4: Schematic Design. Module #4 involves creation of a final Schematic Design solution with enough detail to establish scope, budget, and schedule. This module is projected to be completed in June 2021. Throughout Modules #3 and #4 the District will be looking for community involvement to help progress the project and come up with a preferred solution that makes the most sense for all stakeholders.
For more information regarding the MSBA process, please see the following link à https://www.massschoolbuildings.org/building/modules_overview