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Johnson College | Health Science

Health Science
Technology Center

Scranton, PA


Johnson College
Scranton, PA

Design Professional

Highland Associates
Clarks Summit, PA



The team from L.R. Costanzo Co., Inc. managed the construction of a new, one-story, 12,600 square foot building featuring classrooms, therapy laboratories, administrative space, and a general science laboratory. They also oversaw the creation of a new parking lot, concrete walking paths, and underground detention system. The team consisted mainly of local contactors, many of whom are Johnson College graduates.


  • Unsuitable soils surrounded the building and parking lot site, along with solid rock at the building’s base.
  • Working within the scope of state grant funding requirements.
  • Maintaining the schedule in spite of a delayed start due to administrative issues.
  • Providing utility services to the new building located at the far end of campus.


  • Worked with geotechnical and civil engineers to develop cost-effective earth work solution. This included reorienting the layout of the building and parking lot and creating a berm cap to prevent future erosion.
  • Assisted the College in compiling all of the state grant funding requirements necessary for initial submission. Followed up with supplemental bi-weekly and monthly submissions.
  • Manipulated the work schedule to complete the project ahead of its original timeline.
  • Coordinated extensively with utility providers, engineers, and the College to determine a cost-effective approach.


  • Arriscraft masonry units used for accent
  • Underground ventilation ductwork used for the laboratory/classroom
  • Floor was coated to eliminate vapor emissions and facilitate flooring adhesion
  • Installed latest technologies, including four SMART Boards, advanced security system, and GPS wireless clock system