Project: Wall Restoration
Client: Gaudet Middle School, Middletown, Rhode Island
Architect: Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc., Newport, RI
Delivery Method: General Contracting
Size: 4,000 SF
Duration: Three Months
Advanced Building Concepts’ value engineering recommendation to modify panel-mounting procedures reduced construction costs and time by 10% on the Gaudet Middle School wall restoration project. An existing masonry veneer wall system was demolished; a new composite metal panel system was installed with the introduction of windows into exterior walls to enhance natural lighting in the school building.
After removal of masonry veneer the masonry backup wall was found to be in poor structural condition. In collaboration with the project architect ABC designed and installed a steel curtain wall to supplement the existing back-up wall at no cost change to the owner.
The three-month project was completed on schedule in time for a fall school opening.