When it comes to being able to offer students a comprehensive and year-round athletic experience, artificial turf is playing an increasingly important role in facility development plans. While its durability and versatility make it a sound investment for many educational facilities, incorporating turf into your school’s athletic fields is a process that requires careful planning and a skilled contractor.
According to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, swimming is the fourth most popular sport or activity in the U.S. Add to that the increasing expectations of parents and students for an educational experience that provides a wide range of athletic opportunities, and more and more schools are renovating existing swimming facilities or constructing new natatoriums on campus.
As educational facilities look to break ground on new buildings or renovate existing ones, two trends are shaping their approach to construction: the emphasis on efficient utilization of space for collaborative and multi-purpose usage and the desire to embrace greater energy efficiency and sustainability. With these priorities in mind, new construction and renovations have a distinct focus, and it’s one that positions schools and universities to better serve their students as well as the wider community in an environmentally conscious way.
Hatboro-Horsham School District’s Hallowell Elementary School students are enjoying a brand-new and uniquely designed learning environment, thanks to the innovation and expertise of Skepton Construction. The ~95k sq./ft. project involved demolishing the Old Armory Building as well as the existing school structures, and collaborating with architects EI Associate, P.C. to build an entirely new educational facility.
Patients of Allentown’s Tighe Orthodontics have another reason to smile, thanks to the expertise and innovative work of Skepton Construction. As General Contractor, Skepton took on the ambitious project of relocating the Tighe Orthodontics office from its previous location to a new one that Skepton completely renovated—and all prior to the start of Dr. Tighe’s next busy season.
Quakertown High School students are enjoying an enhanced and expanded learning environment, thanks to the innovation and expertise of Skepton Construction. The project, spanning the construction of ~25k sq./ft. in new additions and ~274k sq./ft. in renovations over 4 years, has yielded an environmentally innovative and technologically advanced educational space for the community’s secondary school students.
At the heart of Springfield Township, the Municipal Complex has taken on new life—thanks to Skepton Construction. As General Contractor for the long-anticipated project, Skepton Construction skillfully incorporated locally sourced materials and innovative construction techniques to transform the area into a multifaceted and functional municipal and community space.
Skepton Construction is excited to announce the promotion of Michael Mould, from Project Manager to Senior Project Manager.
A two-story entryway with stone fireplace. Custom-made floating cloud ceilings. Hallways paved with reclaimed wood. This is the learning environment students at Luzerne County’s Bear Creek Community Charter School enjoy thanks to the forward-thinking of Hemmler + Camayd Architects and the construction expertise of Skepton Construction. As General Contractor for the ambitious project, Skepton integrated the school’s philosophy of environmental stewardship with its construction, creating a modern space for learning and living sustainably.
Students at Ambler’s Wissahickon High School are diving into a brand-new pool—and significantly enhanced aquatics program—thanks to Skepton Construction. As General Contractor for the ambitious project, Skepton skillfully worked with the school’s existing structures, incorporating the new Natatorium into a seamless and functional space for student athletes and spectators to enjoy.