O&G builds a hockey arena in less than nine months for The Taft School.

This state-of-the-art sports facility was constructed in less than nine months under a strict budget.  Due to the fast-track nature of this project, extensive planning was key to the arena’s successful completion. 

Pre-construction issues of the budget and schedule were resolved with an aggressive value-engineering program that, among other things, substituted a pre-engineered structure for conventional steel without sacrificing design intent.  

To further ensure success, long-lead items, such as Taft’s signature “Taft Blend” brick veneer (including critical special shapes), were ordered by O&G well in advance of awarding contracts.  O&G was able to minimize disruptions to students, staff and visitors in an active educational environment.