(Canaan, NH) North Branch Construction of Concord has completed construction of a new dormitory for Cardigan Mountain School. When the initial project came in over budget, North Branch was able to find $400,000 in savings through a Value Engineering process that did not compromise square footage, level of finishes, or building amenities that were important to the school. A blower door test conducted at the new dormitory scored an impressive 0.14 CFM50/sf whole building leakage rate, which is considered to be a tight building envelope by design standards. The 14,000 square foot wood-framed, two-story McCusker Hall dormitory now houses 26 students in 12 double and 2 single rooms, along with 4 faculty apartments. Design for the project was provided by Banwell Architects of Lebanon.