WATERTOWN — The Public Buildings Committee, meeting on Wednesday, March 18, reviewed Heminway Municipal Center project updates and approved payment certificates.

Chairman Robert Porter was not present but Vice Chairman Michael Magas, III, spoke with him prior to the meeting.

A chairman’s report was not generated, but Mr. Magas and Clerk of the Works Gary Martin discussed the ongoing Heminway Municipal Center project and the possible completion date.

Mr. Martin said he believes some departments will begin moving into the center by approximately March 30 and all departments may be moved in and ready for operation by approximately April 30.

Staff members from the Department of Public Works will be at the Heminway Municipal Center for the move.

Mr. Martin said the additional roof work for warrantee approval has been completed and the debris on the roofs has been removed.

Flashing of the roof at the coping stones and on the east and west side of Building B has been completed. Flashing of the pitched roof over Building C has been completed.

The entry door from the roof of Building C into the stairwell of Building B has been completed.

Interior insulation of ductwork in the attic has been completed. Work on the attic stairway on the east and west sides of Building B is ongoing. All lighting in the attic is operational.

Painting of wood baseboards on the upper and main levels of Building B has been completed.

Electrical wiring and associated work in the upper and lower levels of Building A, the new wing and the lower level of Building B is ongoing.

Wall framing and sheetrock installation at the entry to the wing of Building C has begun. 

Priming and painting of ductwork, walls, ceilings and door frames on the lower and upper levels of Building A and the Town Clerk’s office is completed.

Wood baseboard in the main floor of Building B’s hallway has been painted and installed. 

Some finish work remains. Vinyl baseboard installation has been completed in the main, lower level and new wing of Building B.

Ceiling grid installation on the lower level of Building B and the upper and lower levels and new wing of Building A has been completed. Installation of ceiling tiles in the lower level of Building B remains.

Carpet title installation has been completed in the Town Clerk’s office, Planning and Zoning office and hallway.

Painting of stairwell walls and rails in the east side stairway of Building B has been completed. Stairway painting on the west side of Building B is ongoing. Stair tread installation on the east stairway has been completed.

Ceiling lighting installation has been completed throughout the main and lower levels of Building B and the new wing and upper and lower levels of Building A.

Casework and cabinetry installation has been mostly completed throughout the main and lower levels of Buildings A, B and the new wing.

Balancing of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems throughout Building A, B and the new wing has been completed, with work continuing on issues noted in a report. 

The commissioning agent’s review of all air-handling equipment was supposed to have taken place the week of March 16, however, it has not been completed.

Carpet tile installation has been completed throughout the first and lower level office floors of Building B. Vinyl composition tile installation in the hallway and wood baseboard of the first floor of Building B has been completed.

Existing wood flooring in the hallway and the clerk’s office on the first floor of Building A has been repaired and sanded. The floor finish has commenced.

A punch list for Building A, B and the new wing is being compiled.

The HVAC contractor and a representative from Innovative Engineering Services LLC should be conducting a review sometime this week.

The committee discussed the coronavirus and its possible impact on the ongoing project. Some contractors may stop production, but currently everything is ongoing.

As for current project expenditures, Mr. Martin said there will be some money left over and a credit given back to the town. The amount of credit is unknown until completion.

A representative from Silver Petrucelli and Associates was not present, so there was no project update from them.

The committee reviewed invoices and a certificate of payment, approving a $109,320.72 Certificate for Payment and application for Burlington Construction Company.

They approved a $1,200 and $892.50 invoice to Innovative Engineering Services LLC and a $400 invoice to Eagle Environmental, Inc.

Secretary Mark Guerrera asked Mr. Martin to explain the change orders being monitored and approved by Acting Town Manager John Gavallas.

Mr. Martin said town hall staff is requesting certain things after their employee walkthroughs.

He said the changes are not project related, they are minor details awaiting an estimate.

Committee member David Demirs asked Mr. Magas if he could find out what the final estimate cost will be, and Mr. Magas said he would get the information to him.

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