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Grunley & Samaha Chosen for Mt. Daniel Elementary Project

The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City Public Schools  have selected Grunley Construction Company, Inc. and Samaha Associates for the $15 million contract to provide design and construction services for Mount Daniel Elementary School, according to a press release sent out by Grunley Construction Company, Inc. about the selction. The project scope includes a 21,000-square-foot renovation and a 64,000-square-foot addition to the K-2 school, which will be designed to accommodate 792 students with a total of 85,000 square feet.

A three-story addition will include new classroom space, day care offices, and a gymnasium, cafeteria and media center. All of the spaces for community use will be located on the lower entry level, which will promote visual security at entrances and secure the remaining areas of the building, according to today’s announcement.

The announcement went on, “Mount Daniel Elementary requires extensive classroom expansion due to an increase in student population and entails modernization in order to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The school is currently over capacity by more than 100 children. The school will be completed in October of 2016.”

Grunley Construction Company, Inc., which is based in Rockville, is described as a full-service, award-winning construction firm with expertise in high-profile, complex projects for both public and private sector customers. Its annual revenues are $350 million and our bonding capacity is $1 billion aggregate. Samaha Associates, described as an award-winning design firm, is based in Fairfax and has been in operation for more than 60 years.

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