…is our project team’s creativity and dedication.
We’ve said all along that this is a complex renovation, and at this week’s School Building Committee meeting we were reminded of the creative problem-solving and long hours it takes to make the project happen:
- How do you install large beams in an existing structure? To meet code, the Auditorium required installation of new structural steel beams. To do this, Consigli figured out how to cut slots through the roof of the Auditorium so that the beams could be lowered in to place. Afterwards, the sections of roof were replaced and will by sealed by the new roof membrane.
- 2:00am? Some residents noticed that there was activity at the school in the wee hours of the morning one night. Turns out it was the “finishers” on site when the new slab in H Building (the new connector between the auditorium and the gym) was placed. As Consigli explained, “When you place slabs you have to wait until the concrete sets up before you can finish the slab to get the smooth surface. Sometimes, especially this time of year, it takes a couple of hours for the slab to set up. After the slab is finished, the slab has to be saw cut to help prevent/control cracking of the slab.“