Francis Walsh Intermediate School
The Francis Walsh School project is a renovation and expansion of a 190,000-SF intermediate school on a 20-acre site which involves an addition on the east side of the building where the current bus drop-off and teacher parking lot is located, renovation of common spaces (cafeteria, gymnasium, support offices etc.) and demolition of the southern wing. Project challenges include former marsh and wetland areas that could impact the proposed development. Langan’s geotechnical services included subsurface exploration consisting of SPT soil borings up to 30- to 50-feet below existing site grades for building areas and about 10-feet below existing site grades for parking and playing field areas. Langan performed a pre-demolition/renovation hazardous building materials survey throughout the interior and exterior of the building.