In the far northwest corner of Connecticut, Salisbury Central School serves as the Town of Salisbury’s Pre-K through 8 public schools. In the fall of 2016, Newfield Construction was hired as the Construction Manager to help manage an aggressive renovation to the school that would address several failing elements both on the exterior and in the interior of the building. The scope of work included extensive renovations to the main entrance driveway, bus loop, parking lots, and drainage, as well as demolition and hazmat removals inside the school to allow for new air conditioning, ceilings, flooring, and millwork in the classroom areas.
Existing ADA issues were also addressed, including multiple existing bathroom upgrades and numerous upgrades to the walks and ramps at the main entrance and interior courtyard. A unique scope of work that became part of the renovations was the repairs and upgrades to the existing structural concrete roof deck over the boiler room. As the existing roof had been failing for several years, it was discovered during design that large sections of the structural concrete patio below the top had also begun to deteriorate. Newfield worked with the design team to incorporate repair details to specific areas of the roof deck requiring repair, all while working over the active boiler room.
The work took place in the Spring and Summer of 2017 and 2018, allowing the building to remain occupied during the school year. Two aggressive but manageable summer renovations were agreed to with the school administration.
Newfield Construction completed the renovations on time and under budget, resulting in zero disruption to the existing students and staff.