JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL REPAIR FWCS Building Renovation
Once visitors are admitted via a buzzer system at the main door, they enter the secure vestibule. The inner doors to the corridor remain locked during school hours, and visitors must enter the office to be checked in prior to being allowed access to the rest of the building.
A major component of the work at jefferson middle school has been the replacement of failing plumbing systems, including both domestic water piping and sanitary drain piping. The original infrastructure was corroded and broken in many areas. This piping was removed and replaced with new pvc and copper piping systems, as well as new plumbing fixtures.
As part of the renovation, all new heating and cooling systems are being installed in the building. The building was previously not air-conditioned, and heating systems were failing regularly due to the age of the classroom unit ventilators and infrastructure. All classrooms are receiving new vertical unit ventilators which are quieter, more efficient and take up less floor space than the previous system.
One of the most dramatic changes at Jefferson Middle School has been the replacement of obsolete, substandard lighting systems. The new lighting is all LED, which produces a clearer, white spectrum lighting and is significantly more energy efficient.
Classrooms are also receiving new VCT flooring to replace asbestos-containing floor tile, freshly painted walls and new ceiling systems, new cabinetry for storage, and new teaching aides including marker and tackboards.