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November 20, 2015
With a new gymnasium in the future at Emma Roberson Elementary School, students are putting their hard hats on to learn about the construction process.
Through project based learning, students are observing and predicting what the new gym will look like while also learning about all the equipment necessary to construct the building expansion. The class is also creating a timeline for the building process.
Scott Barnes, project manager with the Buford-Thompson Company, spoke to the students about the training and education needed for his job to lead all bond construction projects in Granbury ISD. A Granbury High School graduate, Barnes spends a lot of his time overseeing the high school transformation but is also in charge of the new gyms at Roberson as well as Acton Elementary School.
Barnes presented a three-dimensional model of the future gym along with site plans and blueprints.
BTC is the school district’s construction management company in charge of construction for the $85 million bond initiative passed by voters in November 2013. Additional information about the bond program is available at

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