The third and final phase of window replacement at Malabar Intermediate School began on Monday. The project will complete major scheduled work at the 57-year-old building.
Phase III involves all three levels of classrooms facing the rear courtyard, as well as the library. “We started today and we’ll be finished by Aug. 21,” said John Wolfe, leader of a crew from All-Glass Systems in Mansfield.
All-Glass is working as a subcontractor of BC&G Weithman Construction Company of Bucyrus, whose $141,130 bid was accepted by the board of education in May. In 2017 Weithman won the Phase I bid and replaced all of the windows seen when facing the front of Malabar – the cafeteria, administrative offices and south side of the classroom wing – at a cost of $169,000.
Last year J&B Acoustical of Mansfield submitted the winning bid of $128,750 to replace the windows along the north side of the classroom wing.
“Completing the window replacements is a major step toward Malabar continuing to serve this community for a long time,” district treasurer Robert Kuehnle said earlier. “We are aware of the need for some roof repair, but maintenance for coming years should be limited to painting, parking lot repair, HVAC handlers, things like that. The windows will complete major scheduled work at Malabar.”
In 2018 a new gymnasium floor was installed and the gym got a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. Most of the building is now air-conditioned and security cameras were updated eight months ago.
Last summer engineers from Dynamix Energy Services of Columbus, working under a contract from the board of education, completed a detailed study of the infrastructure and operating systems of all district buildings. Dynamix’s study of the 172,678-square-foot Malabar building gave a satisfactory rating to the hot-water heating, central air, electrical, interior lighting, fire alarm, water and sewage systems.
Source: Mansfield City Schools