Cicero Construction Group announced today the completion of extensive renovations at the Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA). The project included upgrading the school's mezzanine area with the addition of three new resource rooms, offices, and an elevator, among other structural improvements to create a more positive, engaged learning environment. As part of the project, a 2100-square-foot storage area was demolished where the offices now stand.
Located in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, CMSA is a public charter school authorized by Chicago Public Schools serving 600 students from 6-12th grade. For three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked CMSA as the #1 public charter high school in Illinois.
As General Contractor, Cicero Construction Group performed the program and project planning, procurement, and contracting support; schedule development and control; management of design; cost estimating; management of construction, and project closeout.
Because CMSA remained open and functioning while the renovation was performed, safety was a paramount concern. Cicero Construction Group built a temporary barrier to separate the connecting school hallway from construction activities and carefully coordinated with CMSA to ensure the safe delivery of construction materials and the scheduling of work while the school was unoccupied.