Third Floor Renovation
The third floor renovation began in June 2016 and was completed in November 2016. This project included complete renovation of all classrooms and washroom on 3rd Floor. All rooms were demolished to original brick exterior walls and ceiling. Terrazzo floors were refurbished and classroom floors were refinished or replaced with oak flooring. New lighting, multiple technology enhancements and furniture were included in each classroom. A second boiler was installed to service the 3rd floor with hot pump water heat. This will also allow Mount Carmel to install seasonal air conditioning in the future. Additionally, new electrical infrastructure, fire system, and replacement of natural gas system throughout the building was included in this phase. This project cost $3.4 million.
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Second Floor Renovation
Construction on the second floor began June 19. Construction will include a complete remodel of half of the second-floor classrooms, complete remodel of the bathroom, asbestos abatement, replacement of the lockers and refinishing the floors and walls in the hallway.
Beginning in 2015, $1,000,000 was spent removing the old boiler original to the main building and replaced with a new, energy efficient boiler. The new boiler system will better regulate heating in the classrooms, allowing for a more comfortable learning environment for our students and teachers. As you can see in the photos below, the new boiler takes up only a fraction of the space the original boilers did. While this project is not visible to students or visitors, it is critical for comfortable classrooms, decreasing costs, and creating an energy efficient building.
In 2015, room 116 on the first floor was renovated to serve as a model "smart" classroom. This room has served as a prototype for teachers and students to "test-drive" potential technology, furniture and layout for future classroom construction. Writable walls, screen to display work from student and teacher devices and projectors have all proven to be very useful to learning and will be included in future classrooms. $100,000 was spent on this project.
The complete renovation of the third floor began in June of 2016. This included renovation of all classrooms and construction of a double classroom. Larger spaces like this will allow for interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty and students. Free access between learning settings gives faculty the flexibility to change students group sizes as the curriculum warrants. Each classroom will cost about $100,000 to renovate.
In 2014 the exterior brickwork was power washed and tuck pointed. This revealed the original red brick of the original building. All windows and window coverings in the main building were replaced with energy efficient products to better regulate temperatures in the classrooms and cut down on heating costs. The total for this project was $1,000,000.