Tennessee High School Boasts 450,000 Lightweight Block
A new high school in a fast growing Middle Tennessee community has been built using about 450,000 lightweight block produced by Southland Brick and Block of Murfreesboro.
Southland’s Steve Honey says the new school for Watertown, Tennessee was an enormous project for the region. “It’s a very large school,” says Honey. “All of the block above grade are a lightweight block while the exterior walls are an assembly of a four-hour rated block.”
The 208,000 square foot facility was designed by a local firm, Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris. KBJM Architects is based in Mount Juliet. Nashville’s RG Anderson Company supervised construction of the massive $37-million facility that was completed in 2014. Honey notes the school project was so large it required two masonry contractors to install the lightweight block. “There were two on the job that teamed up together, RG Masonry and CG Masonry.”
The new Watertown High School features an updated football field and gymnasium and can handle up to a thousand Wilson County students. The new school utilizes geothermal technology to heat and cool the building.
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