Details like signage, landscaping and finishes are taking center stage.
We are just a couple of weeks out from our target completion date, and final details are coming together. The structure for many office areas complete, as is most of the paint. Interface recycled carpet has been laid.
This week’s progress included work on solar panels and installation of the vertical access wind turbine, a landmark feature. With blades measuring twelve feet, this generates aerodynamic force without having to be pointed at the wind. Gabion wall construction also moved ahead, and site landscaping began.
Selective demolition of the structure removed all of the interior walls and improvements. New metal stud framing for the classroom and lab space is being installed. The existing ballasted EPDM room is being removed and replaced with a new TPO white membrane roof, which has a higher solar reflectance value and contributes to improved energy conservation.
All of the construction and demolition debris that leaves the site is taken to a staging location to be sorted for recycling. More than 90% of the material to date has been diverted from a landfill. This includes crushed concrete for road building, steel recycling, wood that is ground and used for industrial fuel, and roofing materials that are processed back into asphalt material.