August to October MTA Fields Construction

View construction progress of new baseball and practice fields. 
Includes footage showing progress from August through October!

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Project Updates
  • Building Project Gains DEP Approval On February 9, 2018, M.S.A.D. No.75 received approval of its application to the Department of Environmental Protection.  DEP approval is significant in that it is required by the Town of Topsham Planning Board, the Town Building Permit and the State Board of Education. The DEP approval considers many environmental impacts and factors including technical ability, noise, scenic character, wildlife and fisheries, historic sites, soils, storm water management, groundwater supply, wastewater and solid disposal, flood potential, water quality and wetland areas. With DEP approval, the project moves forward as the District prepares to put the project to bid in early April.  Construction is slated to begin June of 2018.
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 5:51 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Building a Quality School Building a quality high school is important to the Board of Directors and the Building Committee.  One important aspect of quality is assuring the different building systems perform according to their design.  These systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, life-safety, and security.  Another impact aspect of quality is assuring the different elements of the building envelope (walls, doors, windows, etc.) are installed correctly to keep the building dry and energy-efficient.  The process of testing and verifying that all of these systems work as designed is known as “commissioning.” In September 2017 the Board of Directors took an important step forward in accepting the recommendation from the Building Committee to hire the engineering firm of ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 5:32 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Topsham Planning Board Gives Final Approval The Topsham Planning Board gave final approval to the plans for a new Mt. Ararat High School. This approval will allow the architect to focus their efforts on completing the current construction drawings that are being developed. “This is really good news for our project” said Superintendent Brad Smith. “There have been many meetings between town officials, the architect and school district. I believe this show the level of responsiveness the architect has provided to suggestions or questions from the town during this process. We are grateful to the town officials for the communication and collaboration that continues to take place with this project!” Construction documents are the drawings and specifications for the building. These documents are used by the ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2017, 5:33 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • A Preview of Learning Commons at the New MTA The video below is a preview of what the Learning Commons at the New MTA will look like and include. This is getting exciting!
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:59 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • District Appointees Approved to Serve on Percent for Art Committee for New MTA High School: Maura McHugh and Sarah Cowperthwaite were approved by the MSAD #75 School Board as District representatives to serve on the Percent for Art Sub-Committee.The Percent for Art program is a part of the High School construction project. The program reserves money from the construction fund to provide artwork for public areas of the building or exterior.  The artwork commissioned for this takes many forms - traditional sculpture, abstract wall-mounted works, projects that integrate art throughout the building, and more! This program is operated by the Maine Arts Commission.Essentially, a selection committee will review proposals from artists; and the School District is allowed to select two representatives to serve on the committee.  The Maine Arts Commission will select ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2017, 10:30 AM by Ryan Palmer
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