NEW MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL


NEW MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sierra Sands Unified School District
113 W. Felspar Avenue
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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Sierra Sands Unified School District, in joint venture with the Department of Defense and Department of Navy, issued Colombo Construction a contract to finalize construction on the new Murray Middle School. The Murray project, originally awarded to another CM Firm, was approximately 10% completed and behind schedule. Colombo Construction was asked to take over the project with less than nine months to complete construction before the start of school.

Construction completion on this 6-8 grade school campus project included standard classrooms as well as science classrooms, a media center, gymnasium, music and art building, library, multi-purpose building and administration building. The project incorporated 68,000 sf of permanent modular slab-on-grade buildings including a panelized gymnasium and multi-purpose building featuring anti-terrorism “blast force” design throughout.

Since the school site is located so close to the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, CA, the campus needed to meet Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Standards. The unique structural design of the Murray campus was a groundbreaking achievement; the result of which pushes modular construction to the limits and is one of the first blast resistant modular campuses in California.