The New Durfee Building Still On For Fall 2021 Opening

The work continues on the brand new B.M.C High School building and is still slated to open their doors in the Fall of 2021.


The Superintendent of Fall River Public Schools said during a recent report that steel work has largely been completed. 


"When you drive by, you'll see that all the steel has been erected,”  Dr. Matthew Malone said. “There's no more steel to be put up at this building. It has its full structural skeleton in place.”


Malone went on to acknowledge various groups and people involved in the initial process.


"We're in a very good place with the overall construction of the building,” he said. “The team is working exceptionally well from project managers to our architects to the members of the community who currently serve on the building committee as well as all the sub-contractors involved in the project."


The work within the exterior and interior continue as the steel phase wraps up and construction heads in side of the building.


“At some point, in the next few months they'll begin working inside,” Malone said. “And then as the Spring comes they'll be doing the outside vinyl brick-detail masonry."


The Fall River Superintendent continued to cover other various aspects that are getting addressed currently within this phase of the building’s development. 


“The fireproofing is being completed now,” Malone said. “The metals studs of the walls and sheathing around is being put up. Weatherproofing is getting done and currently our roof is being put on.”


Malone told the Fall River School Committee as many as 300 construction workers will be on site this Summer working towards the goal of a Fall 2021 opening.