Facilities Summer Update – August 1, 2018
LOMS: Most of the roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks. Renovation of canopies at Steven L Foster Auditorium, Audubon Blvd entrance, and at the back entrances of the gymnasium will continue into the beginning of school but will not interfere with school activities.
FXH: Roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.
FXH: Substructure project for the Warwick Road side of the elementary school building is nearing completion. Helical pilings (19-25 feet in length) were installed and all elements of the existing substructure were sandblasted and painted. Structural steel will be installed between the pilings beginning next week. This project complements a similar one completed in 1995 for the Deal Road side of the building. Installation of new flooring will begin next week for select classrooms. The final stage of the substructure project under the Radcliffe Road section of the building will be completed next summer.
Air Quality Testing: Air quality tests have been conducted as required by law with respect to asbestos abatement projects pertaining to the roofing work at LOMS and FXH. At the end of the month our annual air quality testing will be conducted by Enviroscience in both school buildings.
FEMA Mitigation Project: Thanks to assistance from Assemblywoman Kathleen Rice, our FEMA mitigation timeline for installation of the stackable flood gates and louvres has been extended. Fabrication of the gates and louvres will begin after Labor Day. We anticipate completion to occur at the end of February.