The Challenges

Ernest S. McBride, Sr. High School is the first of several small high schools listed as priorities in the Facility Master Plan, developed over a period of years by the Long Beach Unified School District with widespread community input.

Designed to serve about 1,000 students, the school has 43 classrooms in seven buildings surrounding a campus promenade. The administration building/library, science building, two multi-story classroom buildings, gymnasium, lecture hall and food services facility will all have high-tech, energy efficient and flexible features to support student learning and success.

BEST was selected to perform and provide all components on the exterior building envelope including all modified bituminous roofing and sheet waterproofing, hot fluid-applied and bentonite waterproofing, joint sealants, manufactured metal panels, metal siding, sheet metal flashings and trim, shop assembled louvers, domed unit skylights, aluminumframed entrances and storefronts, glazed aluminum curtain walls and, metal framed skylights.

Project Data

Building Use: Education
Scope of Work: Metal Roofing, Membrane Roofing, Glass and Glazing, Waterproofing
Location: Long Beach, Ca
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Project Value: $4,411,164
Completion Date: May 2013