School’s Out for Summer
Here at VMDO, the work of our K-12 Studio precisely follows the academic calendar. At our Addition and Renovation project at Albemarle County’s Crozet Elementary School — and with the echoes of the very last dismissal bell of the year still ringing in everyone’s ears — the contractor, Nielsen Builders, Inc., is poised to begin invasive summer renovation work early tomorrow morning!
Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Crummie and the CRES school administration, Allied Well Drilling and Haley, Chisolm & Morris — well drilling and site work subcontractors respectively — have gotten a jump on summer work by working feverishly on a portion of the school campus. Together, they have already made great progress towards drilling 60 new 550’ deep closed-loop geothermal wells and configuring a new, expanded bus loop. The ground-exchange heating and cooling system utilizes “free energy” from the earth and will be the first of its kind in the County. And while schoolchildren today are rejoicing at the thought of a seemingly endless summer, our faithful contractors are already counting down the days to the teachers’ return in August.