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Erland Construction Partners with The Fessenden School on Ice Rink Renovation

Newton, MA – Returning for their fourth project together, Erland Construction and CBT Architects were selected by The Fessenden School, an independent boys’ boarding and day school based in West Newton, MA, to improve 5,610sf of the school’s existing ice rink facility. The renovation will support the ongoing needs of Fessenden’s hockey and ice rink rental programs.

Updates to the rink include installing new fire protection services, life safety systems, and ADA accommodations. The facility’s public restrooms will also be completely refreshed. Throughout the project, Erland will work closely with the school and Preferred Mechanical to coordinate construction around the concurrent upgrades to the rink’s ice surface.

“We really value the partnership we’ve cultivated with The Fessenden School in the time that we’ve worked together,” said Ben McConchie, Academic Group Manager, Erland. “Our team is excited to be back on campus and partnering with the school and Preferred Mechanical to revitalize the ice rink.”

The renovation is scheduled to be completed this July. As with any project, Erland is committed to safety and minimal disruption to the school’s ongoing operations, child care center, and summer camp activities.

About Erland Construction
Over the past 46 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors, including academic, corporate, commercial, advanced technology/life sciences, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit

About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School is an all-boys, independent day and boarding school serving more than 530 students in Pre-K through Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. For more than 100 years Fessenden has been committed to the education of boys, and its facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Fessenden’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.