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Swinerton Builders San Diego: February 14, 2011

Swinerton Celebrates Topping Out at Montgomery High School

San Diego CA, February 14, 2011 — Montgomery High School, an energy-efficient public high school located in San Diego, just held a unique celebration on their campus. The highlight of the festivities included a hoisted beam that was decorated and signed by the high school students themselves!


On February 10th, Swinerton joined faculty, district staff, SGI Construction Management, and the project subcontractors at Montgomery High School in one of the construction industry’s oldest customs, a topping out ceremony. Swinerton is currently completing a modernization project on the school campus, which includes the renovation of an existing 5,000-square-foot building into a new learning center, construction of a new 22,000-square-foot library, site utility improvement throughout the campus, the demolition of several existing classroom facilities, and the construction of a new courtyard and covered walkway. Once complete, the library will be seeking LEED Gold certification from the U. S. Green Building Council. When the certification is achieved, Montgomery High School will rank among the top sustainable high school campuses in the country.


Swinerton Builders San Diego is the General Contractor on this project for Sweetwater Union High School District, working with architect Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke and the District’s construction manager SGI. Green highlights of the modernization project include a bio clean nutrient separating baffle box to clean stormwater in the storm drain system, a water efficient landscaping system, a 75% diverted waste requirement, a Building Energy Management System, finish materials meeting both the 20% recycled content and 20% regional materials requirements, daylighting controls for the building lighting system, and a comprehensive LEED signage program for the school campus. Swinerton is also providing structural elements on the building to accommodate for future rooftop solar panels.


At Swinerton we are committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. We are proud to be partnering with the Sweetwater Union High School District on a project that is building a better future for the students at Montgomery High School and the surrounding community.


About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, the San Diego office was established in 1993 and is devoted to the San Diego community and its regional growth. From multi-million-dollar facilities to minor renovations, they execute every project with passion and relentless accountability. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.