Pare Corporation was retained by Ai3 Architects to provide civil engineering for the design of the new Plymouth North High School on the same 42-acre site as the previous school. One of the first tasks involved a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to evaluate the site with respect to the potential presence of “Recognized Environmental Conditions.” Pare provided recommendations for further investigations to be conducted during the demolition of the existing building as well as the closure of a number of buried storage tanks and the investigation of soil and/or groundwater in the vicinity of several below-ground transformers and hydraulic lifts.
In addition to site design, Pare performed traffic engineering, geotechnical investigations and permitting. The site engineering effort included layout and grading of the site, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling for infiltration systems, low-impact drainage design, design of the sewer service, and coordination for connection of other utilities.
Pare and the project landscape architect worked with the athletics department to review program needs for the layout of fields and associated facilities. The new program includes synthetic turf football, baseball, and softball fields and a new football stadium.
The new high school was part of the MA Model Schools Program, and preparation of the civil portions of the USGBC LEED requirements were prepared by Pare and coordinated with the Architect. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.