(Kearney, Neb.; June 10, 2015)— BDConstruction, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading construction companies, broke ground last week for the first phase in the Shelby-Rising City Public Schools expansion.
In March, voters in the Shelby-Rising City Public Schools District approved a $14.9 million bond issue to expand the school facilities in Shelby and move all students by fall 2017. The expansion includes 12 elementary classrooms, a gymnasium, fitness center, space for a preschool and an FFA shop. Other benefits include additional parking space, secured entrances, a camera system and the ability for all students to be at the same facility. Currently, students are bused back and forth each day to Shelby or Rising City facilities.
Phase 1 of breaking ground was the addition of a new football field and an eight-lane, all-weather track that includes a facility for housing shot-put, discus and long and high jump all within the same gated region. “The community and visiting schools will really enjoy that all track events can now be seen and accessed within our gated facility,” said Superintendent Chip Kay. With phase 1 underway and set to be finished for the first home football game in September, the school’s south addition will start before this coming school year begins.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the community and volunteer efforts in this school district,” said Mark Lewis, business development manager at BD Construction. “ We’ve never seen such an overwhelming turnout of voters in an all-mail election. The success of this bond speaks volumes for the future generations in this district.”
About BD Construction
Founded in 1960, BD Construction is one of the Midwest’s leading construction companies with a lengthy history of large-scale building projects of every description — from hangars to hospitals to hotels. As design-build and construction management specialists, BD Construction is capable of handling all aspects of a building project, starting with the initial concept and floor plans, and continuing through site selection, design consultancy, project finance coordination, permitting,construction and evaluation of the finished project. BD Construction is eligible to participate in LEED-qualifying projects, where the focus is on sustainable design, construction and operations while utilizing green building techniques. Connect with BD Construction on LinkedIn, Facebook or visit www.bdconstruction.com for more information.