Vashon Island, a suburb area of Seattle, identified water intrusion and indoor air quality issues in it’s less than 10-year old elementary school. As the only elementary school in the area, with a student body of approximately 900, this single building structure was approximately 2.5 times larger than a typical school of its type. Tatley-Grund Inc. was contacted by the project architect and school board on a negotiated basis to perform a complete exterior renovation and repair. The scope of work consisted of a complete removal of all building contents including furniture, books, and supplies. An interior wall was constructed 5 feet inward of the building’s exterior wall and a system of pressurized air was developed to protect the interior of the building from any organic contaminants. The exterior stucco cladding and water damaged sheathing was removed. The windows were tested at the TG testing facility and an in-place repair was developed avoiding the expense of new windows. The cladding was replaced with new waterproofing details and the interior temporary wall was removed. Finally the building contents were replaced.
Owner: Vashon Island School District
Architect: OAC Services, Inc.
Contract Value: $4,100,000
This project was the most challenging in the history of TG. As the only school in the area, the school district insisted that the entire project be performed during the 10 week summer school break period. In order to perform over four million dollars of work in this short time frame, TG worked a crew of over 100 bodies, seven days a week, 10 hours a day. We completed the project on-time and the school re-opened it’s doors on the planned first day of school, September 1st.> Back to Institutional