Kaila Braley Herald News Staff Reporter
MARSHFIELD – The latest roof-repair cost estimate for the Furnace Brook Middle School tops $8 million – more than double the original estimate. The increase is attributable, in part, to to the complicated nature of the roof, and to the extensiveness of the work that would have to be done to bring the roof up to code, said project manager Greg Walsh of Boston-based Potomac Capital Advisors.”It’s a significant project,” he said. The school department is seeking reimbursement for the project through the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s Accelerated Repair Program. It will find out whether its request has been approved after the authority meets in mid-February. Continue Reading. . .
The Lawrence School Window Replacement, in Falmouth, MA, is nearing completion. The project was completed as part of the MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program. The School’s existing 30 year old windows were replaced with 20,000 sqft of new thermally broken aluminum windows with energy efficient glazing. The existing exterior doors and frames of the school were also replaced with new aluminum frames and doors. Additionally 8 octagonal windows were re-glazed, and a boarded up clerestory in the gymnasium was replaced with a new energy efficient glazing system. 1,100 sqft of skylights were infilled with a new EPDM membrane roofing system.
Lawrence School Window Replacement Project Page
The McCarthy School Window Replacement, designed by architect Ann Keane, has been completed. The project was completed as part of the MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program. Seals on the original windows and curtain walls had failed, and areas of existing plexiglass had become clouded. The old single glazed system was replaced with new thermally broken window, storefront, and curtain wall systems, totaling 9,000 sqft of opening replacement.
Civitects also oversaw the replacement of the roof at the McCarthy School in 2015.
McCarthy School Window Replacement Project Page
McCarthy School Roof Replacement Project Page
Accessible Unit Conversion for the New Bedford Housing Authority,designed by Principal Michael Keane, has been completed. The Projects converted two existing units, at the Housing Authority’s Hillside Court development, into a New Accessible Unit. The Unit received new kitchen / bathroom fixtures, appliances, and cabinets. All work was completed in accordance with ADA and AAB guidelines.
Hillside Court Project Page
A new Biology Lab at UMass Dartmouth, designed by Principal Michael Keane, is set to begin construction. The new Laboratory is being converted from an existing H-3 lab, located in the Violette – Research and Development Building. Altering the space required coordination of multiple building and lab systems, while maintaining the fire rating for the space.
V-RAD Biology Lab Project Page