• John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project Weekly Update July 12, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 7/12/2024 1:15:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is pleased to announce the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will modernize and refresh the existing library, adding new furniture such as moveable bookshelves, tables, and chairs, creating a state-of-the-art student library. The renovation will also provide flexibility for various gatherings. Additional improvements include a shaded outdoor learning deck, three new huddle/conference rooms for group collaboration, environmental lighting, comfort air systems, new carpeting, and kitchen facilities.

    Project Update:

    Construction of the library modernization continues weekly during the summer of 2024. Facility Improvement Projects (FIP) construction managers hold weekly progress meetings with the contractor, designers, inspectors, and District stakeholders. The contractor has placed temporary fencing and other equipment in the space between the gym and the 16th Street fence line. The library is off limits to all staff and students until 2025.

    Design:

    Unforeseen termite damage has led to some structural redesign. The project architect has created corrective solutions and will resubmit these corrections to the Department of State Architect (DSA) for review and approval this week. The DSA approval process takes 30-90 days. This has impacted and extended the project completion schedule to fall 2024.

    Construction schedule:

    This current phase of work includes framing the wood roofing, roughing in the electrical system, framing for mechanical systems, installing doors, and making stucco repairs.

    Continued work:

    • The contractor continues to replace damaged structural roofing, frame the huddle conference rooms, and reframe the roof to support future air conditioning units. One huddle room is framed.
    • The contractor is installing air conditioning ducts and roof curbs. The air conditioning units have been delivered and will be installed this week.
    • Work is continued with the installation of electrical circuits, new lighting, air conditioning power, data lines, and electronic conduits.
    • An existing sewer line was found to be clogged by palm tree roots. This requires M&O to engage a plumber to provide a new sewer line so that the serving room (kitchen) sink in the library can be connected to the new line.
    •   M&O is re-roofing the library as part of their project to redo all the JAMS buildings.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project May 31, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 5/31/2024 12:15:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space by integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, and three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration.

    Continued Work:

    • The contractor continues to replace damaged structural roofing, frame the huddle conference rooms, and re-frame the roof to support future air conditioning units. One huddle room is framed.
    • Soils containing some lead debris will be removed by the end of this week by an environmental contractor, now that a dumpsite has agreed to accept the soil.
    • The contractor is performing the rough-in work for the electrical circuits, new lighting, air conditioning, and data line and electronic conduits.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project May 10, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 5/10/2024 1:40:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space by integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, and three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration.

    Update:

    The library modernization project is currently underway, with the Facility Improvement Project staff conducting weekly progress meetings with the contractor throughout the construction period. Temporary fencing and additional equipment have been installed in the area between the gym and the 16th Street fence line by the contractor. The library has been cleared of furniture and equipment and is now inaccessible to all staff and students until the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    The contractor has completed the demolition of interior walls to prepare for the upcoming changes inside. However, the process of opening up these walls has revealed unforeseen termite damage and structural deficiencies, which must be addressed before proceeding with the main scope of the project. The project's architect is currently designing corrective solutions for these issues. Meanwhile, the contractor is submitting products for approval and proceeding with the ordering of approved items that will be installed in the building. For instance, the air conditioning rooftop units for this project have been approved, with a manufacturing lead time of 12 to 14 weeks. They are currently being ordered and are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024.

    Continued Work:

    The contractor is in the process of removing the old brick patio and concrete to prepare for the construction of a new deck. They are also replacing termite-damaged wood and upgrading damaged walls with new wood to meet current standards. From May 6 through May 10th, an environmental contractor will remove soils containing lead debris. Additionally, the contractor is carrying out rough work for electrical circuits, installing new lighting, air conditioning, and framing new wood structures. The future openable rolling glass door has been structurally framed, and an electrician is setting up circuits for data lines and the electronic access card reader system.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project May 3, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 5/3/2024 4:00:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space by integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, and three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration.

    Update:

    The library modernization project is currently underway, with the Facility Improvement Project staff conducting weekly progress meetings with the contractor throughout the construction period. Temporary fencing and additional equipment have been installed in the area between the gym and the 16th Street fence line by the contractor. The library has been cleared of furniture and equipment and is now inaccessible to all staff and students until the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    The contractor has completed the demolition of interior walls to prepare for the upcoming changes inside. However, the process of opening up these walls has revealed unforeseen termite damage and structural deficiencies, which must be addressed before proceeding with the main scope of the project. The project's architect is currently designing corrective solutions for these issues. Meanwhile, the contractor is submitting products for approval and proceeding with the ordering of approved items that will be installed in the building. For instance, the air conditioning rooftop units for this project have been approved, with a manufacturing lead time of 12 to 14 weeks. They are currently being ordered and are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024.

    Continued Work:

    The contractor is in the process of removing the old brick patio and concrete to prepare for the construction of a new deck. They are also replacing termite-damaged wood and upgrading damaged walls with new wood to meet current standards. From May 6 through 10, an environmental contractor will remove soils containing lead debris. Additionally, the contractor is carrying out rough work for electrical circuits, installing new lighting, air conditioning, and framing new wood structures. The future openable rolling glass door has been structurally framed, and an electrician is setting up circuits for data lines and the electronic access card reader system.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project April 26, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 4/26/2024 12:45:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space by integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, and three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration.

    Update:

    The library modernization project is currently underway, with the Facility Improvement Project staff conducting weekly progress meetings with the contractor throughout the construction period. Temporary fencing and additional equipment have been installed in the area between the gym and the 16th Street fence line by the contractor. The library has been cleared of furniture and equipment and is now inaccessible to all staff and students until the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    The contractor has completed the demolition of interior walls to prepare for the upcoming changes inside. However, the process of opening up these walls has revealed unforeseen termite damage and structural deficiencies, which must be addressed before proceeding with the main scope of the project. The project's architect is currently designing corrective solutions for these issues. Meanwhile, the contractor is submitting products for approval and proceeding with the ordering of approved items that will be installed in the building. For instance, the air conditioning rooftop units for this project have been approved, with a manufacturing lead time of 12 to 14 weeks. They are currently being ordered and are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024.

    Continued Work:

    The demolition of the library interior has been finalized. The contractor has successfully removed the old drywall ceilings and drywall on the walls, as well as the plaster facing the outdoor courtyard. By removing these coverings, the team can now assess the condition of the interior walls, structural wood beams, and metal supports to ensure that they align with the design plans and current structural codes. The architect and structural engineer are offering guidance for addressing the structural repairs necessitated by the termite damage that was uncovered.

    The contractor is currently tackling the rough-in tasks for the electrical circuits and new lighting, alongside installing air conditioning and new wood framing. The structural framing for the future openable rolling-glass door is completed, and the contractor has placed an order for the rooftop air conditioning units.

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project April 19, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 4/19/2024 12:35:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space by integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, and three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration.

    Update:

    The library modernization project is currently underway, with the Facility Improvement Project staff conducting weekly progress meetings with the contractor throughout the construction period. Temporary fencing and additional equipment have been installed in the area between the gym and the 16th Street fence line by the contractor. The library has been cleared of furniture and equipment and is now inaccessible to all staff and students until the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    The contractor has completed the demolition of interior walls to prepare for the upcoming changes inside. However, the process of opening up these walls has revealed unforeseen termite damage and structural deficiencies, which must be addressed before proceeding with the main scope of the project. The project's architect is currently designing corrective solutions for these issues. Meanwhile, the contractor is submitting products for approval and proceeding with the ordering of approved items that will be installed in the building. For instance, the air conditioning rooftop units for this project have been approved, with a manufacturing lead time of 12 to 14 weeks. They are currently being ordered and are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024.

    Continued Work:

    The demolition of the library interior has been finalized. The contractor has successfully removed the old drywall ceilings and drywall on the walls, as well as the plaster facing the outdoor courtyard. By removing these coverings, the team can now assess the condition of the interior walls, structural wood beams, and metal supports to ensure that they align with the design plans and current structural codes. The architect and structural engineer are offering guidance for addressing the structural repairs necessitated by the termite damage that was uncovered.

    The contractor is currently undertaking the rough-in work for electrical circuits, new lighting, air conditioning and structural systems, as well as new wood framing. Additionally, they have placed an order for the rooftop air conditioning units.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project March 22, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 3/22/2024 11:45:00 AM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School. This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    UPDATE:

    The library modernization project is officially underway. The Notice to Proceed was issued, followed by a kick-off meeting held on January 17, 2024. Facility Improvement Project’s staff will now convene weekly meetings with the contractor throughout the construction phase. Mobilization by the contractor has commenced, marked by the installation of temporary fencing and equipment setup in the area between the gym and the 16th St. fence line. All furniture and equipment have been removed from the library, rendering it inaccessible to staff and students. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we progress through the construction process.

    Continued Work:

    The contractor is currently carrying out interior demolition work, revealing unexpected termite damage and structural issues that must be addressed before the primary project tasks can advance. The project's architect is currently developing solutions to rectify these issues. In the meantime, the contractor is preparing product submissions for approval and initiating the procurement process for items to be installed at the site.

    Currently, the demolition of the library interior is ongoing. The contractor has completed the removal of the old drywall ceilings, wall drywall, and plaster facing the outdoor courtyard. By uncovering these areas, the team can assess the condition of the interior walls, structural wood beams, and metal supports to ensure they align with the design specifications and meet current structural codes. The architect is offering guidance on addressing any structural repairs or termite damage uncovered during the removal of wall coverings.

    The environmental containment and removal process for certain regulated materials in a section of the library adjacent to the kitchen will persist until the end of March 2024. The contractor is awaiting approval from the Southern California Air Quality Control District (SCAQMD) to commence the removal of materials in that specific area. Once the area has been cleared and received environmental approval, the contractor will proceed with rough-in work for the lighting, air conditioning, and structural systems.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project (March 15, 2024 Update)

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 3/15/2024 12:10:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    UPDATE:

    The library modernization project is officially underway. The Notice to Proceed was issued, followed by a kick-off meeting held on January 17, 2024. Facility Improvement Project’s staff will now convene weekly meetings with the contractor throughout the construction phase. Mobilization by the contractor has commenced, marked by the installation of temporary fencing and equipment setup in the area between the gym and the 16th St. fence line. All furniture and equipment have been removed from the library, rendering it inaccessible to staff and students. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we progress through the construction process.

    Continued Work:

    The demolition of the library interior is ongoing. The contractor has completed the removal of old drywall ceilings, drywall on walls, and plaster facing the outdoor courtyard. This process enables the team to assess the condition of the interior walls, structural wood beams, and metal supports to ensure alignment with the design specifications and current structural codes.

    The environmental containment and material removal in a specific area of the project will persist until the end of March 2024, as authorized by the Southern California Air Quality Control District for material removal in that zone.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project April 12, 2024 Update

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 3/14/2024 1:25:00 PM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    SMMUSD is excited to introduce the library renovation project at JAMS. This initiative aims to revitalize the current library space, integrating modern furniture such as movable bookshelves, tables, and chairs to create a cutting-edge student library. Additionally, the project includes the installation of a shaded outdoor learning deck, three new huddle/conference rooms to facilitate group collaboration, environmental lighting, comfort air systems, new carpeting and kitchen facilities.

    Update:

    The library modernization project is currently underway, with the Facility Improvement Project staff conducting weekly progress meetings with the contractor throughout the construction period. Temporary fencing and additional equipment have been installed in the area between the gym and the 16th Street fence line by the contractor. The library has been cleared of furniture and equipment and is now inaccessible to all staff and students until the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    The contractor has completed the demolition of interior walls to prepare for the upcoming changes inside. However, the process of opening up these walls has revealed unforeseen termite damage and structural deficiencies, which must be addressed before proceeding with the main scope of the project. The project's architect is currently designing corrective solutions for these issues. Meanwhile, the contractor is submitting products for approval and proceeding with the ordering of approved items that will be installed in the building. For instance, the air conditioning rooftop units for this project have been approved, with a manufacturing lead time of 12–14 weeks. They are currently being ordered and are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024.

    Continued Work:

    The demolition of the library interior has been finalized. The contractor has successfully removed the old drywall ceilings and drywall on the walls, as well as the plaster facing the outdoor courtyard. By removing these coverings, the team can now assess the condition of the interior walls, structural wood beams, and metal supports to ensure that they align with the design plans and current structural codes. The architect and structural engineer are offering guidance for addressing the structural repairs necessitated by the termite damage that was uncovered.

    The environmental containment and removal of certain regulated materials in the flooring and ceiling areas have been successfully completed by a professional remediation team. Environmental safety clearance was obtained from a testing agency on April 5, 2024. As a result, the general contractors have commenced work on-site. They will be responsible for the rough-in work for electrical systems, installation of new lighting, air conditioning, structural systems, and new framing. The contractor has also placed an order for the rooftop air conditioning units. However, due to the lengthy production process for these units, they will be shipped at a later date.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

     

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  • John Adams Middle School – Library Renovation Project Construction Project (March 8, 2024 Update)

    Posted by Esmeralda Careaga on 3/8/2024 12:40:00 AM

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is excited to announce the commencement of the library renovation project at John Adams Middle School (JAMS). This initiative will introduce new outdoor study areas, enhanced by environmental lighting, and comfort air systems, alongside additional conference rooms.

    UPDATE:

    The library modernization project is officially underway. The Notice to Proceed was issued, followed by a kick-off meeting held on January 17, 2024. Facility Improvement Project’s staff will now convene weekly meetings with the contractor throughout the construction phase. Mobilization by the contractor has commenced, marked by the installation of temporary fencing and equipment setup in the area between the gym and the 16th St. fence line. All furniture and equipment have been removed from the library, rendering it inaccessible to staff and students. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we progress through the construction process.

    Continued Work:

    The demolition of the library interior is ongoing, with the contractor currently focused on removing the ceiling and walls. Access to the library will be restricted until the environmental inspector verifies it is safe for general use, expected by mid-March 2024. Demolition work is set to continue throughout most of March following the abatement process.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during the construction process.

    For more information on JAMS campus projects, please contact Simpson & Simpson Consultant Senior Construction Operations Liaison Chris Emmett at cemmett@smmusd.org.

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