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Major Maintenance FY 2010

North College Flat Roof Repair

Updated Work Scheduled 5/27/2009 – 6/26/2009

Dates are weather permitting

Project Manager: Roseann Sillasen

860-685-3476 (office)

860-918-3605 (cell)

 

 

July 14, 2009

 

The roofing contractor has completed 99.9% of the roofing work.  A final inspection of the roof to obtain the 30 year warranty will be performed on Thursday, July 16, at 11:00 am.  Any items identified during this inspection will be scheduled and addressed by the contractor in an expeditious manner.  The contractor will provide final cleaning and lawn sprucing to the areas effected from the dumpsters, material storage and traffic.  As we experience rainy, inclement weather, please contact me should there be any water infiltration as soon as possible so it can be addressed.

 

The masonry contractor, GL Capasso Restoration, will deliver the lift to the site on Thursday, July 16, and initiate the masonry repair work on Monday, July 20.  Early delivery of the lift is required due to its availability.  Repairs will begin on the west elevation (Andrus Field) of the building. This project is anticipated to be completed by August 12, weather permitting.  The existing material in the masonry joints has been tested and has no hazardous material content.  With the exception of dust created from the removal, there will be no issue with window use.

 

Interior wall repairs will begin once the exterior masonry work has been completed.

 

Just a reminder:  The Citizens Bank Not Your Typical 5K Run is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Attached is a map outlining the route of the race. Roads around campus including William St, Wyllys Ave, Mt. Vernon Ave, Washington Terrace, and High St will be closed between 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Complete information can be found at www.jbsports.com .

 

 

July 7, 2009

 

The work on the roof is 95% complete.  The rain today provides us with a good test to ensure it is water tight.  If you experience any leaks, please let me know.

 

The contractor was on site today to relocate the communications cables. The cables are now run through a pipe chase rather than the precarious run through the side of the roof hatch. This work was performed by Utility Communications and not the roofer.

 

The roofing contractor will be back on site tomorrow to complete the weatherization of and around the roof hatch and address punch list items. He will need to return at a later date to complete a couple of the punch list items that have a lead time on receipt of materials.

 

The roofing supplier will be on site within the next 30 – 45 days to inspect the roof and provide a 30 year warranty.

 

The crane will return this Thursday to remove remaining items from the roof and will not be returning.

 

The redirection signs will be removed by end of the day on Thursday.

 

The dumpster will be removed by the end of the week.

 

Lawn repair will be performed after the dumpster has been removed.

 

The masonry contractor will commence his work beginning the week of July 13.

 

If you have any questions/comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for making this project flow so smoothly.

 

 

June 25, 2009

 

The contractor has completed all of the demolition work on the roof.  There are no further restrictions on window use.  If it rains on Friday, the contractor will return to the site Saturday and begin installation of the metal flashing on the sloped roof and the metal coping on the parapet.

 

We are approaching completion of this project. Masonry work will be initiated the week of July 13 to repair the failed caulk in the brownstone joints.  That work will take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete and will not effect the use of the windows.

 

June 23, 2009

 

Yesterday’s drizzle curtailed the contractor’s ability to perform the work they had anticipated.  The contractor will be on site today and will be removing as much of the remaining area of the old roof material. This area is on the east elevation from the center to the north corner.  Contaminated material will not be removed today. There is no issue with opening windows.  The crane will return to the site between 9:30 – 10:30 this morning.  Work will progress cautiously in this area due to rain forecasted in this region after 2:00 pm today. 

 

The remainder of this week’s forecast is sketchy at best. The contractor will be taking advantage of any dry weather to complete this work  Please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

June 22, 2009

 

The contractor will be on site today removing the remaining area of the old roof material. This area is on the east elevation from the center to the north corner.  Offices located on the east and north elevations only will need to keep their windows closed while the demolition is in progress.  The crane will also return to the site.  Work will progress cautiously in this area due to the threat of passing showers.

 

 

 

June 18, 2009

 

With the current long range weather forecast, workmen are not expected to return to the site until Monday, June 22, 2009.  There are no restrictions on window use.

 

A small portion of demolition remains to be addressed on the roof at the north end of the east elevation (approximately 70 lineal feet). This area will be addressed on Monday and Tuesday next week, weather permitting. This will complete the demolition work. Tapered insulation and the rubber membrane will then be laid in this area completing that portion of the work.

 

The contractor will then proceed to slate repair, installation of metal flashing below the slate on the sloped roof and application of the metal coping on the perimeter of the brownstone parapet.  The performance of this work will push the completion schedule into the first week of July.

 

Once this work has been completed, the exterior restoration contractor will initiate the recaulking of the joints at the 2 upper brownstone cornices and the parapet. The schedule for this work will be submitted under separate cover.

 

Thank you again for your continued patience, support and understanding.  Please share this information with others in your department and on campus who may visit you in the building.  Please post this information. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns on my office phone at x3476 or my cell at 860-918-3605.

 

 

 

June 16, 2009

 

The contractor will be on site today. They will be working on the southeast and northeast corners of the building.  Offices located below and directly adjacent to these areas, please utilize interior air circulating units.  Offices on the west side of the building can open their windows.

 

It will be necessary for the crane to temporarily relocate directly in front of the building for a short period to allow for Dainty to remove and replace the full debris dumpster.  The crane will then return to its original location.

 

Please contact me with any questions/concerns. Thank you for your continued support.

 

June 15, 2009 Update

 

The contractor worked through the weekend. They will not be on site today due to the scattered showers forecast throughout the day. The crane will remain on site. There is no issue opening windows today.

 

The contractor will return to the site tomorrow and Wednesday. They will be working on the north, east and south areas of the roof.

 

 

June 10, 2009 Update #2

 

The unexpected downpour at approximately 9:40 am this morning lasting about 15 minutes allowed water to enter the building over the 4th floor conference rooms and the men's and ladies rooms on the 4th floor. A pail was placed under the leak in the conference room and materials were moved from the shelf and placed on the shelving on the adjacent room. 

 

The light fixture covers were removed from the ceiling fixtures in the 4th floor bathrooms, pails were placed to collect the water, the light switches are currently taped over and the floors were mopped dry.  The light switches will be back in use Thursday afternoon. At that time the light covers will be reinstalled on the ceiling fixtures.

 

Once the roofing work has been completed, the ceiling tiles in the ladies room will be addressed.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unexpected event.

 

 

June 10, 2009 Update #1

 

The contractor will be on the roof today removing non-hazardous roof materials from the west side (Andrus Field) of the building over the west entry door.  A temporary rubber roofing cover will then be placed over the exposed area. The crane will return to remove the debris from the roof.

 

A workman will be on the ground to maintain safety when using this entrance.  If you are able to use an alternate entrance for the first half of today, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, therefore I do not expect any roof work to commence on those days.  Workers will return on Saturday, June 13, to abate the hazardous material on the deck they encapsulated on Wednesday.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at x3476 or 860-918-3605.

 

 

 

June 8, 2009 Update

 

Good Morning,

 

The roofers are on site today installing new roofing material on the west side of the roof.  The adhesive used to bond the insulation to the deck and seal the seams of the rubber roofing material has an odor. 

 

The chiller was down earlier but is currently functioning.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at x3476 or 860-918-3605. Thank you.

 

June 5, 2009 Update - No roof work today due to the weather.

 

June 4, 2009 Update

 

Demolition of the existing roof will continue as scheduled today.  Please keep windows closed on the west side (Andrus Field) of the building. If it is raining as forecasted on Friday, June 5, no work will be performed.

 

Thank you,

Roseann

 

 

June 3, 2009 Update

 

Roof deck repair work and installation of new roofing will be performed today. There is no issue in opening the windows. Please ensure to close your window at the end of the day. The forecast is for rain tonight.

 

Thank you,

Roseann

 

May 29, 2009 Update

 

Good Morning,

 

Work has commenced on the roof. The following is in process.

 

–         All of the fall protection equipment has been placed on the roof and is in the process of being installed.  This work is expected to be completed by 2:00 pm today.

–         The crane is no longer required and is gone for the day (5/29/09).  The crane will return Monday morning (6/1/09) at which time it is expected to be on site for the duration of the project.

–         Material is on route and is anticipated later this morning.  The delivery at 202 Washington Street is taking longer than expected.

–         The dumpster will be delivered mid-morning on Monday (6/1/09).

–         Signs have been posted identifying alternate access routes to and egress routes from the 4th floor.

–         John Martin is the site supervisor for Eagle Rivit. He will be on site daily.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2009

 

Good Morning.  The schedule for the roof work at North College has been updated. There are links on this page to the existing conditions on the roof, the asbestos removal plan and a picture of the intended crane to be used. Additional links will be added as new information is available.

 

May 26: No work

May 27: No Work

May 28: No Work

 

May 29, 2009:  

–         Delivery of the crane to the front of the building

–         Delivery of roofing materials

–         Delivery of fall protection railings

–         Delivery of port-a-potties

–         Delivery of the dumpster

–         Posting of signage

–         Temporary daytime closure of the center stair tower from the 3rd floor to the 4th floor only from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

–         The center stair tower is available from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor

–         The north and south stair towers are available to reach the 4th floor and for fire egress

–         The elevator is available

–         Removal of the existing metal cap on the perimeter brownstone parapet of the building

§         There are no hazardous materials in or on the metal cap

–         Installation of wood blocking on the perimeter brownstone parapet concurrent with the installation of the fall protection railings.

§         This will be noisy due to drilling and pneumatic nailing

 

Beginning June 1, 2009:

–         Continuation of the removal of the existing metal cap on the perimeter brownstone parapet of the building

§         There are no hazardous materials in or on the metal cap

–         Installation of wood blocking on the perimeter brownstone parapet concurrent with the installation of the fall protection railings.

§         This will be noisy due to drilling and pneumatic nailing

–         Initiate removal of the existing perimeter flat roof

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      • The contractor will canvas the floors prior to the start of removal of the roofing material to ensure windows are closed

      • Utilize the air conditioning to help eliminate any dust from the removal of the 3 top layers of non-hazardous roof materials

§         Additional filters will be installed on the air intakes on the outside of the building

§         The contractors asbestos removal plan will be initiated

§         Approximately 100 square foot sections will be removed each day

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      • New roofing will be installed in this area to maintain watertight conditions.

      • This process will continue each day until completed.

        • This work will be noisy

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June 19 – June 26:

–        Installation of metal trim on the perimeter parapet.

 

  • When the roofing work has been completed, an exterior restoration contractor will initiate the recaulking of the joints at the 2 upper brownstone cornices. The schedule for this work will be submitted under separate cover.

 

I thank you in advance for your patience, support and understanding.  Please share this information with others in your department and on campus who may visit you in the building.  Please post this information. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns on my office phone at x3476 or my cell at 860-918-3605.

 

 

 

May 22, 2009 Email Notice

Good Afternoon.  The schedule for the roof work at North College has been updated. New items are italicized and presented in blue. I apologize for the length of this message. 

  • May 26: No work
  • May 27: Delivery of the crane, roofing materials and fall protection mobilization on the roof.
    • The crane and 2 dumpsters will be located on the east side (front) of the building at the north end
    • This location will require rerouting of pedestrian traffic on College Row to the following
      • Access from Wyllys on College Row to North College and beyond will not be available
      • Access will be available between Usdan Campus Center and Squash from Wyllys Avenue
      • Access will be open from Church Street to South College
        • Turn west between South College and Memorial Chapel to access Andrus Field or Usdan Campus Center
    • This location maintains fire access from Wyllys Avenue
  • Access to a minimum of three building entrances will be maintained at all times
  • Between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, the center stair tower from the 3rd floor to the 4th floor will not be accessible. Please utilize the north and south stair towers and/or the elevator.
    • Interior signage will be posted to direct traffic inside the building
  • The slate roof will not be removed – minimal slate repair is required
  • May 28 – June 11:
    • The existing perimeter flat roof will be removed in approximately 100 square foot sections each day.
    • New roofing will be installed in this area to maintain watertight conditions.
    • This process will continue each day until the perimeter flat roof has been replaced.
    • This work will be noisy and disruptive
    • An asbestos removal plan has been submitted by the contractor. It will be available on the WESU website no later than noon on Tuesday, May 26 which will be forwarded to you.
    • The roofer is certified in the removal of the this material
    • Signage will be posted in and around the work area to comply with OSHA standards
    • There are 4 layers of material to be removed
      • The top layer is a rubber roofing material (tested to be negative of any hazardous materials)
      • The second layer is plywood (tested to be negative of any hazardous materials)
      • The third layer is a spray-on foam (tested to be negative of any hazardous materials)
      • The bottom layer is asphalt tar applied to the wood deck that containing non-friable encapsulated asbestos fibers
        • Non-friable asbestos-containing material (ACM) is intact and not very likely to release asbestos fibers into the air per the US Environmental Protection Agency.
        • It is not regulated because it contains a binder or hardening agent such as cement, asphalt or vinyl.  Non-friable ACMs are generally not considered to be a health risk since the fibers are normally bound or contained in the building material itself.
        • The exposed asphalt tar layer is sprayed with a water mist containing a wetting agent to enhance penetration and reduce the release of fibers.
        • Removal is performed manually using a knife or blade, lifted from the wood deck, wrapped in 6 –mil plastic bags and disposed of in a material specific dumpster on list.
        • The area of removed material will be inspected daily by a licensed asbestos project manager.
    • Please keep windows closed and utilize the air conditioning. Physical Plant checked the system this morning and found it to be functioning properly.
      • The air conditioning units in your office do not draw outside air into the building
  • June 12 – June 19: Installation of metal trim on the perimeter parapet.
  • When the roofing work has been completed, an exterior restoration contractor will initiate the recaulking of the joints at the 2 upper brownstone cornices. The schedule for this work will be submitted under separate cover.

 I thank you in advance for your patience, support and understanding.  Please share this information with others in your department.  Please post this information.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns on my office phone at x3476 or my cell at 860-918-3605.

EXISTING CONDITION PHOTOS

ASBESTOS REMOVAL PLAN

CRANE