Contractor hired for STEM Academy in The Colony

The Board of Trustees of Little Elm Independent School District approved a contract with Pogue Construction of McKinney to serve as the contractor for the STEM Academy in The Colony that the district will break ground on this summer. The goal is for the innovative facility to open on-time, no later then the fall of 2015, officials with the district said in a news statement.

The district used the construction delivery method, Construction Manager (CM) At-Risk, to select Pogue from the 11 firms that answered the districts Request for Qualifications, and then narrowed the pool to four finalists. Interviews with finalist were conducted prior to the administrative recommendation, a press release said.

CM At-Risk allows the owner, architect and contractor to collaborate earlier in the process to ensure a quality and cost effective school facility. Pogue Construction works extensively in school construction having built 546 schools that have all opened on time, officials said.