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 including 15 high school projects in the last 7 years.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.
The MSBA, which has a dedicated revenue stream of one penny of the state’s 6.25-percent sales tax, is collaborating with municipalities to equitably invest in finding the right-sized, most fiscally responsible and educationally appropriate solutions to create safe, sound, and sustainable learning environments.
The MSBA process involves 8 phases, referred to as Modules, as follows: Eligibility Period (Module 1), Forming the Project Team (Module 2), Feasibility Study (Module 3), Schematic Design (Module 4), Funding the Project (Module 5), Detailed Design (Module 6), Construction (Module 7), and Closeout (Module 8). Detailed information regarding each module can be found on the MSBA website.