Construction is underway at the campus of New Tech High School in Gary, Ind. The Korte Company, a Southwestern Illinois contractor, was awarded the $6.8 million design-build project, which includes multiple improvements to the school’s outdoor athletic facilities.
Improvements include the construction of a new main entry plaza featuring pavers and ornamental fencing, concession building with restroom facilities, community building, equipment storage facility, as well as home and visitor ticket booths.
The football and track area upgrades include a new synthetic turf football field with play clocks, video display scoreboard, stadium lighting, renovated grandstand seating and the addition of a visitor seating and new press box. A new nine-lane track with a timing system will circle the playing field.
A turf drainage system will be added to the existing baseball field along with a new infield. The baseball and softball fields fencing, scoreboards and bleachers will be replaced along with new press boxes, batting cages and bullpens.
The tennis court restoration includes new court surfacing, newly constructed restroom facilities, as well as new equipment, sports lighting and fencing.
The existing parking area will be resurfaced and will include additional lighting and a barrier arm gate. Perimeter ornamental fencing will enclose the complex.
The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, with offices in Highland; Norman, Okla.; and, Las Vegas. The company manages, on average, an excess of $200 million in annual construction volume.
The Korte Company’s project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of schools, health-care facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, recreation centers and office complexes.