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Final Khs Report-1

Final Khs Report-1

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Kingston High School building survey.
Kingston High School building survey.

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KingstonHighSchoolJointMasterFacilitiesandVisitationReport
RespectfullySubmittedby:NoraC.SchererMay22,2012
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OnFriday,January6,2012,SottHilljefromKSQArchitects,RobinScrodanusfromBBLConstruction,Services,ThomasClapper,HeadSkilledMechanicfortheKingstonCitySchoolDistrict,andNoraScherer,BOEtrusteeandchairpersonoftheVisitationCommittee,metAdrianManuel,KingstonHighSchoolPrincipal,foratourofthefacility.AlsoonthejointFacilitiesandVisitationTeaminspectingKHSwere
MikeRoeber,KHSNightCustodian,RobinJacobowitzandMatthewMcCoy,bothBOEtrustees,andDanielleTrippodo,aleadteacheratKingstonHighSchoolandamemberoftheMasterFacilitiesCommittee.Beforesettingoutonthetour,Mr.Hilljeprovidedschematicdrawingsofthecomplexandexplainedthatmanyoftherecommendedrepairsarecrucial.Amongtheseareupgradestoelectricalservice,plumbing,andheatingandventilationsystems.Adecisionhadbeenmadepriortothetourtokeepthereportfromthehighschoolseparatefromthereportfiledinmid-Januaryfortheotherdistrictbuildings.Repairsandrenovationsforthehighschoolfallunderthe21
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CenturyPlanthatproposesextensiveworkattheKingstonHighSchoolcampustobringituptotwenty-firstcenturystandards.Theoriginalplan,presentedlastyear,detailedrepairs,renovations,demolitionandadditionsthattotaledover$150millioninprojectedcosts.TheBoardofEducationsubsequentlyrequestedaprioritizedhighschoolplanthattargetedthemostcrucialworkfirst.Thisplan,projectedat$92million,waspresentedataBoardofEducationmeetingonOctober5,2011byArmandQuadriniofKSQArchitects.FollowingMr.Quadrini’spresentation,DennisLariosofBrinnierandLariosexplainedtheSEQRAprocess.TheKHS21
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CenturyPlanwasdevelopedseparatefromtheFive-YearCapitalFacilitiesPlanbecauseofthevastscopeoftheproposedworktobedoneatthehighschoolcampus.Themasterplanaddresseseducationalandspaceissuesaswellasinfrastructureupgradesandreplacements.Thecampusisessentiallyfive(5)buildingsconnectedbybridgesplustherecentadditionofthedetachedCarnegieBuilding.The21
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CenturyPlanaddressesthefiveconnectedbuildings.Fundingforthisprojectwillrequireaseparatereferendumvoteatsomepointinthenexttwoyears.ItisnotpartoftheworkdetailedbyDr.Padalinofortheotherdistrictbuildings.
TheinspectionteamwasguidedthroughthetourbyMr.Manuel,Mr.HilljeandMr.Clapper.Aswetoured,Mr.Clappertookmanyphotographs.Theteamfoundthefacilitywasgenerallycleanbuttherewereseveralareasindireneedofattention.EvidentthroughoutthecomplexwasalackofADAaccessibility.AlthoughelevatorsexistintheSalzmann,Main,andWhistonbuildings,theMJMcomplexandtheFieldHousearenotaccessible.Thereisashortageofaccessibleentrances/exitsandtoiletroomfacilitiesthroughoutthecampus.
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TheMainBuildingneedstheadditionofADAcomplianttoiletrooms,rampsanddooropeners.MostoftheroomsintheMainBuildingareinneedofpaint.Infact,mostoftheroomsintheentirecomplexareinneedofpaint(onceilings,wallsandwoodwork).Thisisageneralcommentabouttheentiretyofthebuilding.TheheatintheMainBuildingisveryuneven.Room5,inthebasementofMainisstiflinglyhotwhileotherroomsarecold.Theinequityofheatdistributionexiststhroughoutthecampus.TheboilerroominMainisalsoextremelyhot.Theflashcoolingtankintheboilerroomgeneratesagreatdealofsteam.Unfortunately,thestageisdirectlyovertheboilerroom.Stagefloorboardshavebeenreplacedseveraltimesbecausetheyhavewarpedasaresultoftheboiler’slocation.IntheFieldHouse,onlythemainfloorisADAaccessible.TheshowersandlockerroomsadjacenttothepoolarenotADAcompliant.ThebasementweightroomsandthesecondfloorofficesarealsonotADAaccessible.Inaddition,thebasementweightroomontheboys’sideisdark,dingy,inpoorconditionandverypoorlyventilated.Wedidnottourthegirls’side.ThereisnodirectADAcompliantexit/entrancetotheFieldHouse.TheonlyADAcompliantentrancetotheFieldHouseisthroughtheMainbuildingoverabridge.TheMJMbuildingisnotADAaccessiblefromtherestofthecomplexnordoesithaveADAcompliantentrances/exitsortoiletfacilities.Inaddition,theroofontheMJMbuildingisinverypoorshape.Asaresult,ceilingtilesinthetoplevelhallwayarefallingbecauseacupolaleakhascompromisedtheirintegrity.Thereisevidenceofwaterdamageinseveralroomsonthetoplevel(upstairsinMJM),especiallyroom905.TheWhiston/TobinandSalzmannbuildingsareaccessiblebutneedupgradesinADAtoiletfacilities.Toiletfacilitiesingeneralneedanupgrade.Severaloftheseroomsareinpoorcondition.Oneboys’roomintheMJMBuildinghasbeenoutofserviceforoveradecade.CarpethasbeenremovedfromtheMainandSalzmannbuildings.ThecarpetremovalinMainrevealedterrazzotilefloors.However,sometiledareasareinneedofrepair.ThecarpetintheSalzmannbuildingwasreplacedwithvinyltile.Elsewhereinthecomplextherearestillcarpetedareaswheretheexistingcarpethasbeenrepairedwithducttape.Old,torncarpetisinneedofremovalinsomeareas,mostnotablyintheTobinwing.Asintherestofthedistrictbuildings,someofthewindowswithplexi-glasspaneshavecloudedandarenolongertransparent.*Thesepanesshouldbereplaced.Themusicwingneedsrepairsbothinsideandout.Thebricksatthebaseoftheouterwallshavedeterioratedandnowregularlyabsorbwaterduringperiodsof
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