Wattles Jacobs Education Center Construction Photographs

View our Flickr slideshow to see photos of the construction process from the Ground Breaking through Completion!  Arthur Motta, Jr., photographer and videographer unless credited otherwise

Wattles Jacobs Education Center
CLICK HERE to view the complete set of images in The Wattles Jacobs Education Center Album on Flickr. 


March 3, 2015 | On this day, 180 yards of concrete was poured for the second floor of the Center. A crew of more than 20 worked the nearly nonstop flow of concrete, delivered by 18 cement trucks at a rate of 60 cubic yards per hour. A ‘critical path operation,’ explains Bill Cannon, Superintendent, Page Building Construction Co., permits sequential building activities to move forward and opens up non-weather dependent work to be done, including next-stage re-bar and shoring for third floor slab construction. Concrete Pour, March 3, 2015 on YouTube


December 5, 2014 | The Wattles Jacobs Education Center and Research Library under construction at the New Bedford Whaling Museum pours forty yards of concrete into the forms for the west foundation wall. Construction, December 5, 2014 on YouTube

Mount Vernon Group Architects, Inc. (MVG)
Celebrating its 60th year of service, MVG is an award-winning architectural firm with offices located in New Bedford and Wakefield, MA. The firm is noted for its designs of educational and institutional buildings throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Museum engaged MVG in 2012.
Page Building Construction Company
Construction Manager
Owner’s Project Manager, Coggeshall & Company and Suffolk Construction
Jeffrey Gouveia serves as the Owner’s Project Manager and Representative, assisted by Grant Garnier of Suffolk Construction. They will ensure the delivery of a high quality and collaborative construction process as the key contact between MVG, Page Construction and all sub-contractors.

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Official Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Wattles Jacobs Education Center on Vimeo.  (1:15:48)

Last modified: February 27, 2017

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