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University High School of Science and Engineering Site Development

Hartford, Connecticut

Services: Site Development, Underground Utilities, Remediation
Clients Served: Education/Healthcare

The University High School of Science and Engineering is a magnet school developed through a partnership of the University of Hartford and Hartford Public Schools. The new school was built on the edge of the University of Hartford campus. The school prepares graduates to pursue further education and careers in a range of scientific, engineering, and technology fields.

Loureiro was selected following a formal bid process as the most qualified contractor to perform the installation of steel H piles to support the building foundations and to construct all other site improvements. The site improvements included construction of all underground utilities (water, sewer, gas, electric), construction of the access roadway and parking lot for the school, and construction of two stormwater detention basins. During construction, the site was found to be contaminated. Loureiro assisted in developing and implementing a remedial action plan to ensure the safe redevelopment of the site as a magnet school.


  • Rerouting of existing aboveground utilities lines to underground
  • Installation of nearly 500 steel H piles for the building foundation
  • Bringing underground utilities onsite (water, sewer, gas, and electric/CATV)
  • Development of a Remedial Action Plan and excavation, removal and disposal of contaminated soils
  • Construction of new roadway and parking lots