September 09, 2018 Janices Education, General News, Sustainability/LEED®, Technology

John B. Dey Elementary School Modernization AIA Hard Hat tour

As the project progresses, HBA’s Lauren Perry led a tour for local architects and engineers. HBA teamed with AIA Hampton Roads as part of their “Hard Hat Tours” which allows licensed architects to continue their education by observing unique construction challenges faced by other local architects, and young aspiring architects to gain valuable first hand experience on a construction site.



Learning objectives for the tour included:

  1. Discussing the process of phased construction with regards to site and infrastructure planning.
  2. Evaluating site design strategies with regards to reconciling limitations set by existing conditions through recognizing the opportunities for design enhancement.
  3. Discussing limitations and process of phased school construction during student/staff occupancy.
  4. Discussing specifics and challenges of renovating a school built in the 1950’s, with regards to the importance of good field work and navigating unforeseen conditions.

Exciting to see how construction has progressed and we can’t wait for it the project to be completed in 2020!