The Charles Hays Secondary School Building Envelope Project continues to move forward, with the first phase almost being complete.
Demolition is 98% done through Phase 1 of the development, with only a few window units remaining. Concrete curbs at the base of the walls are finished through Phase 1, with installation of steel studs being 80% complete, and the exterior sheathing and membrane being 60% done.
“Effectively they are removing the outside bricks and putting up a new exterior wall so the insulation will be seamless all around the building,” explained secretary-treasurer Cam McIntyre.
Phase 2 has started, with greenhouse demolition finished, and scaffolding being erected. Z-girt and new window installation has also begun.
Workers will begin work on the roof in the spring.
The budget for repairs to the school’s building envelope is estimated at about $8.6 million. The Province has budgeted $7 million in this high-priority building envelope repair, and the Prince Rupert school district will contribute the remaining $1.6 million.
The project is scheduled to be complete in late October.