At the their latest meeting, members of the Coventry School Building Committee met with Torrado Architects Owner Luis Torrado and Vice President Brian O’Connell to discuss the progress that has been made on the planning and engineering of five school improvement projects that the company was contracted for in March.
“We’re doing very well and staying with our schedule,” said Torrado.
During the meeting, O’Connell presented to the Committee design development and schematic designs for each of the schools where work will be performed. Among them was an asbestos abatement plan correlating with state health department requirements which illustrated asbestos-ridden areas of the schools, including various roof and floor tile locations at Western Coventry, floor tiles and area surrounding the air-conditioning chiller at Coventry High School, as well as outdated tiles and boiler room fittings at Hopkins Hill, among several other locations.
Improvements to parking lots and HVAC/air quality systems were also shown in the plans and supplemented with current photographs of the layout and mechanics of each workspace to illustrate the scope of labor that is required.
“You can seen the exhaustive effort we’ve gone through to document and understand the existing conditions so we can some up with the best solutions,” said O’Connell.