Wolfeboro Public Library
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Wolfeboro Public Library project was the construction of an addition, an entire wrap-around facade, and full renovation of the existing library. A new BMP storm management system, BMP Rain garden retention system, site lighting, new electrical and communication systems underground, water services to support fire suppression systems, as well as doubling the parking capacity was required.The greatest challenge for the project was the library's plan to stay open to the public as well as continuing to provide a variety of programs to the community throughout the construction process. Site phasing plans were required in addition to attention to public access and public safety during construction were critical. Wolfeboro, a popular summer resort town, made what it typically the most productive months for construction, the most challenging during construction as the summer population grew.
Magic Mountain Ski Area
Magic Mountain is a ski resort located in Londonderry, Vermont. This project was the construction of a new ski lift from a base terminal, over nineteen towers, to a return terminal at the top of the mountain. Installation required the excavation and back fill of the twenty-one required structures. Construction of utility infrastructure was required to support the lift power, control, and communication. In projects like this, access to the work site is the challenge. Mobilization and transport of materials to each individual site have different challenges to overcome. Unique equipment and aircraft, as well as highly skilled tradesmen are needed to accomplish the tasks. The geology of the mountain plays a serious roll as conditions are unearthed to obtain the needed structural bearing. These conditions are generally unknown until the actual work begins at a tower site. Inadequate ledge rock bearing, water conditions, etc; are discovered. Design, means and methods are changed to overcome these challenges.
YMCA Camp Belknap
Mirror Lake, New Hampshire
Camp Belknap Main Campus Sewerage Treatment Project involved the construction of a new sewage treatment system, sanitary sewer trunk line, and lateral system to replace an existing treatment system. The existing system, an open lagoon and spray irrigation system, became outdated and under capacity for the camp's long term master plan. The greatest challenge for the team was to construct the new system while the old system was on-line supporting camp summer programs. The system, designed for maximum flow during the active summer season, required commissioning during the camps peak enrollment time. The phased decommissioning of the existing system while operational commissioning was accomplished through planning and scheduling with all members of the project team as well as the state agencies having jurisdiction.
Sunday River Ski Resort
Integrity Earthworks was recently awarded the contract to construct a new 4,600 foot ski trail at Sunday River, in Newry, ME. The trail will service new development at the Glades subdivision, off the Ridge Run trail. The Glades at Ridge Run allow for ski-in, ski-out access from North Peak and South Ridge slopes. The new trail is being constructed under the direction of the Engineering Department at Sunday River. The trail will have a gentle slope to match with the existing topography and serve as access for the potential new owners at the 7 new lots.
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Ground up construction of a Cumberland Farms convenience store and fueling station. Site work included foundation construction, Building underground infrastructure, parking irrigation and landscaping. Traffic control and signage planning on state highway Rt 106 and Blackwater Road were required for improvements made. The largest project challenge was the accelerated schedule restraints placed on the project team by Cumberland Farms, for business reasons. Start to finish, doors open for customers 4 months!
Rochester City Hall Annex
Rochester, New Hampshire
Renovation of the existing town annex. Formerly the Rochester Fire Station dating back to horse drawn apparatus. The Annex is directly adjacent to the Rochester Town Hall and Opera House on one side and the active Rochester Fire House on the other. Barrier free access was maintained to the town hall and Opera house throughout the site work construction. The site work included new underground infrastructure, new emergency power for the active Fire Station. A new public space courtyard/ hardscapes and parking.
Integrity Earthworks was contracted by Bonnette Page & Stone Construction to perform site work and utility work at The Mill on River Bend, in Franklin New Hampshire. The project consisted of the historic preservation and renovation of the existing mill building and site for the use as residential apartments. The site is located on the Winnipesaukee river where it drew from the hydro power of the river flow. This Mill however did not have the conventional mill wheel, but rather turbines located in the bottom of the mill driven by a penstock (a sluice or intake structure that controls water flow, or an enclosed tunnel that delivers water to hydro-turbines). The penstock drew water from the river ½ Mile upstream, and down through the center of the site. The existing building literally had a river running through it. Many parts of the remaining turbine machinery would be used as architectural elements in the finished building. The site work included locating the penstock to avoid conflicts when coordinating underground utilities. Because of the nature of the first floor being 50% below grade, the need to bring in outside light, and outside awareness to residents on the lower floors, retaining walls were constructed adjacent to the building. These areas required drainage. Site conditions required these drains to travel under the building to the river's edge. A central courtyard was constructed as an outdoor gathering area. This area required hardscapes, granite benches constructed of stone found on the original mil sire, some of the old mill machinery as features, as well as extensive landscaping.