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John Eaton Elementary School by Direct Path Corporation

Congratulations to Direct Path Corporation for winning the Novawall Project of the Month for September 2021. The winning submission, Eaton Place, is located in Washington, DC.

Opening its doors in 1911, John Eaton Elementary attracts a diverse group of students, teachers, and staff. Their student body represents more than 24 countries. Due in part to this diversity, DCPS designated Eaton a World Cultures Catalyst school in 2009. Eaton’s mission is to provide each student with a 21st-century education that prepares the students, regardless of background or circumstance, for success during and beyond elementary school.

Over 275 yards of Guilford of Maine Anchorage fabric; and 200 yards of Novaspan 10 fabric, installed on 4,500 linear feet of Novawall 2″ Weltless Track, in 16 classrooms, on walls, and ceilings; including the main lobby entrance.
“The design and the system are unique and complicated. It is a 3-dimensional design with various depths and many different sizes. During the planning phase, coordinating had to be done; with the millworker, electrician; and the complexity of determining the fabric panel layout. With the millworkers, we had to butt our system against their substrate to give it one cohesive look, it was through the relationship between our estimation department and the GC that we got awarded the project, and it looks amazing!” Says Sr. project manager Victor Alva.

Key members for this project include the Sr. project manager, Victor Alva, Direct Path Corporation, Cox Grace +Spack Architects, and general contractor GCS Sigal Construction.

Completed in 10 weeks The Eaton Elementary School project is an excellent example of complex integration and coordination between millworkers and electricians.

Congratulations again to Victor Alva and the entire team at Direct Path Corporation!

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