Broad Creek Elementary School
Norfolk, VA, USA
- Hercules Fence branch in Norfolk, VA
- Norfolk, VA, USA
- Project Year
The Hercules Fence branch in Norfolk, Virginia recently completed the installation of Trex Seclusions fencing and gates in the Saddle color for a new elementary school in Norfolk. The project was comprised of fencing and access gates for a utility enclosure, and large gates for dumpster units. To provide security and suppress noise from the equipment, the fence was built eight feet all.
Construction for the Broad Creek Elementary School building began in 2015 and the school will open Fall 2016, providing education for over 700 students. The new school building is part of a large multi-school construction project in Norfolk.
According to Ishmel Harps, Project Manager for Hercules Fence, a collaboration of RRMM Architects and Livas Group Architects, PC designed five school projects in Norfolk, Virginia utilizing Trex materials for the dumpster enclosures. The architects chose Trex based on its appearance and long-standing durability. Hercules Fence was hired by the general contractor, SB Ballard Construction Company, to install each of the projects. The first project, Broad Creek Elementary School, has been completed and all parties are pleased with the appearance and installation of the Trex system.
Allen Stamper, General Superintendent, of Hercules Fence states, “As with any product there is a learning curve and this was no exception. We had to core drill through the concrete to set our posts while being mindful of the concrete footing of the masonry wall. We devised custom brackets to attach the posts to the masonry wall, which gave added support for the large double dumpster gates. Time was of the essence, so we pushed to meet the schedule.”