Phillipsburg High School

In September 2016, the new Phillipsburg High School opened its doors for students in grades 9 through 12. The project was issued under a statewide construction contract, designed to assist the State in meeting and exceeding a State Supreme Court order to rebuild schools in areas with the greatest need for new facilities. Phillipsburg High School, which cost approximately $105 million, is one of the largest projects undertaken by New Jersey’s statewide school construction program.

Heery provided program management services for the new 330,000 square foot project including advising the contractor of schedule issues and guiding the project to successful completion. Heery also provided commissioning services for the new school.

Heery organized an after-bid constructability review of the contract documents involving the general contractor, New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) to prevent any on-site issues prior to construction and prevent delays. Heery managed the costs on the project to within acceptable budget limits and provided CPM schedule review services to help the general contractor with construction logic, resource allocation, and update accuracy resulting in the recovery of time.

Key components of this project include the following:

  • Space to house 1,800 students with the capacity to hold 2,200
  • Laboratories
  • General and special education classrooms
  • Gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, and media center
  • Vocal and instrumental music rooms
  • One of the largest projects in New Jersey’s school construction program


Program Management
Construction Management


Phillipsburg, NJ


330,000 SF