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Friday, August 13, 2010

Carlisle School summer maintenance projects on schedule

While most Carlisle folks relax during the summer, the maintenance staff at the Carlisle Public School uses the vacation time to repair, repaint, and revamp the campus. “It has been a busy summer,” said Facilities Supervisor David Flannery. “The three largest projects involved the repairs to the gym floor, waterproofing the masonry on the Corey Building and repairing the circle portion of the Spalding roof.” Unfinished projects include installing a ceiling-mounted LCD projector in the Robbins Library and hanging a mid-stage traveler curtain in the Corey Auditorium. “We are on schedule and will have the classrooms ready as planned for the teachers by August 23,” Flannery said.

“We had a shorter list of projects this summer due to the pending renovations next year,” explained Flannery. His people also had to work around construction work, as the school building project began this summer with workers installing new utility lines. “Having the utility trench being done does create a few obstacles and challenges but we were able to work around them this summer,” said Flannery. “Lots of noise and dust! They have been a great crew to work with. The trench work for the electrical portion is just about complete, however the gas line installation is pending.” (See “Gas leak forces Carlisle School evacuation,” page 1.)

Completed Projects

• Ran seven dehumidifiers throughout the buildings to make it a mold-free summer.
• Inspected termite bait traps by Spalding with no evidence of activity.
• Inspected and tested fire alarm systems in all buildings.
• Replaced student lockers in Wilkins Rooms 1 and 6.
• Repaired small area of Spalding roof.
• Worked on data entry for the facility management software.
• Installed four new electronic white boards.
• Repaired and refinished the Corey gym floor.
• Waterproofed the exterior masonry of the Corey Building.
• Painted gym locker rooms.
• Installed new lockers in boys locker room.
• Paint touch-up in the Corey gym.
• Purchased narrowband-compliant portable radios.
• Took 20 water samples, as required by the state, for lead and copper testing. ∆

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