West New York School #4


Designated by the State of New Jersey as an “Abbott” school district, this new elementary school in West New York was constructed as part of the NJSCC school construction program to provide upgraded school facilities in urban areas.

The Challenge

In order to make room for this new school, the existing building had to be demolished. The existing multi-story masonry and concrete building was constructed at the turn of the century and most recently housed a textile factory. Prior to demolition operations commenced, asbestos and lead abatement had to be performed. The large wooden beams and timber floors were removed and recycled as reclaimed lumber. The brick and concrete was recycled and crushed into RCA. The metals were recycled offsite. Removal of contaminated soils also had to be performed. All demolition operations had to be in conformance with NJDEP and other associated agency requirements. 

Our Solution

his project met the requirements to become a Certified LEED project. This four story 130,000 SF steel frame and masonry structure was a challenge to construct due to very tight site constraints. The exterior of the building consists of a brick and CMU masonry, and aluminum and glass windows. The interior walls were constructed of masonry and abusive resistant high impact drywall.

The structure houses classrooms, a combination cafeteria/ auditorium and a gymnasium. This project was completed on time and within budget. This school now houses 750 students in Grade Pre-K to Grade 6.