Thomas Edison H.S.. of Technology
DateAugust 2018
General ContractorOak Contracting
ArchitectGrimm + Parker Architects.

Thomas Edison High School of Technology (often referred to as Thomas Edison or Edison) is a public vocational/technical high school located in Wheaton, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is physically connected to Wheaton High School. Edison is a member of the Downcounty Consortium. The school is unique compared to other Montgomery County Public Schools. All programs consist of an academic base, industry competency requirements, employability skill development and career/college planning components, as well as opportunities for leadership development. Thomas Edison registers all students who are enrolled in the career and technical student organization. The revitalization/expansion project will replace the current school, which was built in 1982. The new Thomas Edison is expected to open in August 2018 and will feature the Junior Achievement Finance Park

The new Thomas Edison School of Technology will be built on 28 acres of land and consist of 135,000.  All high school students that attend any of the Montgomery County Public High School (MCPHS) our encouraged to enroll one of Thomas Edison’s career and pathway technology programs. Programs consist of courses that include carpentry, autobody repair technology, network operations, and information technology. The programs will provide students with certifications and licensed programs that students can apply towards earning college credit.

Scope of Work

For this job our partners art Karon Masonry,  referred our services to the General Contractor Oak Contracting Corporation, who asked us to install an air barrier system along with the spray foam insulation. Air barrier systems are a central component of any building envelope system, and its primary vocation is to address air flow between a building and the outside environment. Air diffuses through surfaces like concrete block and channels through imperfections between building materials, but easy to install air barrier system redirect the air flow back and can significantly reduce a building’s energy consumption In addition to the typical application as an interior insulation product,the use of SPF on the exterior of the building for added energy efficiency. The mass walls used in the school’s construction are sturdy and durable, but they are also prone to moisture intrusion and air infiltration.


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